Introduction to screen writing with Laurence Henson

Location: Longford County Library 7.30 – 9.30pm

Dates: Thur 14th + 21st + 28th Nov / 5th Dec. Taking bookings now (Course fee €50).

Summary:  Outtake Films are pleased to announce that they have secured the award winning screen-writer & director Laurence Henson to deliver a four part course on screen writing in Longford this November.  The course is open to the general public, local writers, poets and to anyone who has an interest in developing their ideas / stories into a film project.

Laurence Henson, who penned the films ‘Flash the Sheepdog’ (1966), ‘The Big Catch’ (1967) and ‘The Duna Bull’ (1972), has been running screenwriting courses for a number of years, winning praise from his students. ‘Eastenders’ screenwriter Glen McCoy describes it as “Fantastic!” adding that it “really hits the mark,” while Don Mullan, co-producer of the Irish award winning feature ‘Bloody Sunday’ says the course is “extremely helpful, beneficial and enriching.”

The course is open to experienced and new screenwriters and covers all aspects of the craft of screenwriting, paying particular attention subjects such as how to position the audience, the writing process, screenplay structure, narrative drive and importantly how to sell or have your screenplay produced. The course fee is €50 and includes a bound copy of Laurence Henson’s accompanying notes.

Outtake Films is a new voluntary organisation for people who are interested in making films.  The main purpose of the group is to foster and develop film-making in the Longford area by making films collaboratively, sharing skills and acquiring film-making resources.Outtake Film’s are always looking for new members, so if you are interested in getting involved or would like to view their work check out

Booking: Places are limited. Course starts Thursday 14th November.  To book a place on the screen-writing course please contact: 085-1191118 or