MASTERCLASS: Script Editing



This 4-day Masterclass covers the role of the Script Editor. It builds and consolidates key script editing skills of script analysis, narrative structure, characterization and story lining. Participants will leave the course having a broad and clear knowledge of what the job of script editor entails. They will gain insider knowledge of how to find work as a script editor in the film or TV business. They also will learn the key skill of how to analyse a script, how to write a successful script report and how to run a meeting with a writer.


Learning Outcome

  • Understand the grammar and structure of a drama
  • Gain the skills of script analysis as well as working as a script editor
  • Learn to formulate and compile script notes


Who Should Attend

Script Writers, Editors, Producers


(Duration) Date

(4 Days) -

Registration Closing Date: -



9:30am to 5:30pm


Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Application Fee: S$53.50 -Waived-

Full Course Fee*: S$3,103.00

*This course is supported for up to 90% subsidy under the IMDA Talent Assistance Specialised Training Grant (T-Assist). Terms and conditions apply. For more information, click here


Trainer Profile

Philip Shelley is one of the foremost and most experienced script editors in the UK TV market. For the last ten years he has run two script-editing courses for BBC Television – ‘Introduction to Script Editing’ and ‘Advanced Script Editing’ and has trained many of the BBC’s current drama script editors, producers and executive producers.

Philip has produced Margery & Gladys (ITV), Making Waves, (ITV) and First Sign of Madness, which won awards at the New York TV Festival, Worldfest Houston, and the Columbus Ohio TV festival in 2001.

He was Head of Development for Drama at Carlton TV for 5 Years and script edited Anybody’s Nightmare, the last two Inspector Morse films, The Wench is Dead and The Remorseful Day; Kavanagh QC, Plain Jane (written by Lucy Gannon), Cider with Rosie, Noah’s Ark and The Waiting Time.

He has also worked as a script editor on two series of ‘Waking the Dead’ for the BBC and ‘A Good Murder’ for Sally Head Productions \ ITV.



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