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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November 2023
Short course / 30 October-3 November 2023
Line Producing for Film
This 5-day intensive course is aimed to help you understand what the role encompasses - from working with your producer during financing, setting up the production, reporting during production and finally handing over during post. The course is primarily focused on feature films but will also touch on how working on TV drama differs.
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Long course / 6-17 November 2023
Location Management
This 10-day intensive course is aimed at Location Assistants making the step up to the role of Location Manager and will outline how the locations team collaborates with each department on the production to ensure the success of any shoot.
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Short course / 6-10 November 2023
Production Management
This 5-day intensive course provides a thorough understanding of the essential role and responsibilities of the Production Manager across film and HETV, and the principles and practices of the work involved in one of the most exciting and challenging career paths within the screen sector.
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Long course / 13-24 November 2023
Acting for the Screen
This 10 day course will cover learning and participating in the Meisner Technique and then applying what you’ve learnt with specifically designed on-camera and theatre exercises.
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