In 2023, Oxbelly expands its commitment to international writers with the inaugural Episodic Program and the Writers Retreat, held in Messinia, Greece, the heart of where hospitality and storytelling meet.

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The Oxbelly Episodic Program is a week-long training course supporting talented writers interested in entering a career in television. Over the course of the program, 10-12 selected fellows will learn the many facets of the role of television writer through a series of simulated writers room exercises, masterclasses and panels.

The program aims to demystify the elusive writers room and to shed light on the role of the writer from conception of a series all the way through production - sharing best practices from contrasting methodologies in TV writing and empowering a new cohort of writers from around the world in the process. The program has no cost to apply and all expenses for fellows are covered.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023. The program has no cost to apply and all expenses for fellows are covered.

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The Oxbelly Writers Retreat brings together writers from around the world for a week of literary and creative exchange, held at Costa Navarino in historic Messinia, Greece. In its inaugural year, Oxbelly Writers Retreat will support 15 emerging fiction writers and poets committed to elevating their craft, strengthening their literary voice, and contributing to intercultural dialogues around storytelling.

Fellows will engage in workshops and craft sessions led by faculty and guests who are themselves established and acclaimed writers and industry leaders, followed by unstructured time to write in the serene and transformative environment the Messinian scenic landscape offers. Fellows will also engage in cross programmatic opportunities with the Oxbelly Episodic Program, running concurrently at Costa Navarino, thereby expanding their networks and the cross-pollination between the literary and TV industries.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023. The program has no cost to apply and all expenses for fellows are covered.

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A tailor-made programme of Film & TV courses for audiovisual professionals in collaboration with the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
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February-March 2023
Short course / 7 February 2023
Scheduling on Movie Magic
This specialized one-day course is developed for production personnel to learn the basic techniques of Movie Magic – a desktop scheduling and breakdown software that provides filmmakers with tools to generate production documents.
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Short course / 14 February 2023
Budgeting on Movie Magic
This specialized course is for production personnel seeking a working knowledge of how to use Movie Magic Budgeting. It is aimed at those looking to transform their producing skills by learning how to use this product to its full potential.
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Long course / 20-24 February 2023
Introduction to Production Accounting
This five-day course is developed to support local production accounting teams in Greece – UK case studies examine how productions manage their finances and what they may require from Greek teams. This course aims to enable Greek teams to be proactive in providing invaluable support to international productions filming in Greece.
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Short course / 6-8 March 2023
Post Production Supervisors
This specialized workshop prepares the participant for overseeing key areas related to post management – outlining sectors including technical awareness, scheduling and budget formation while building relationships within the industry.
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