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Writing LGBTQ Characters for Screen Weekend

Writing LGBTQ Characters for Screen Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Albane Linyer


It is now all about writing inclusive series and films. This course is both theoretical and practical, with a short history of LGBTQIA+ characters on screen and an introduction into writing characters in this area.

The idea is to get a comprehensive vision of LGBTQIA+ on screen, how to improve their visibility, how to make them relatable and powerful. The theoretical aspect will be linked to writing exercises, developing LGBTQIA+ characters and creating interesting dynamics and storylines.

Topics covered

  • LGBTQIA+ characters
  • LGBTQIA+history
  • Screenwriting

An in-depth knowledge of the history of LGBTQIA+ characters on screen, how to create interesting characters and some good writing tips.

Entry requirements

Students need to have an interest in the LGBTQIA+ culture as well as in writing, but they don't need any specific skills.

Level: All Levels

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Graduate from MA Dramatic Writing at Central Saint Martins, Albane is now a screenwriter and a novelist. Her first queer novel will be out in September 2019, and she is also working on series for Disney. She has created Paris' first pop-up LGBTQIA library.


Please bring the following with you:

  • Laptop and/or paper and pens.

Suggested viewing for the course:

TV: Sense8, Modern Family, Pretty Little Liars, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Film: Love Simon, Disobedience, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Laurence Anyways, Danish Girl, Carol

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