A professional screenwriter, with award-winning credits for film and TV, Lindsay has taught screenwriting all over Ireland since 1996, with a stint running the screenwriting department of a film summer school in South Africa in 1998 and of the Liberties College in 2004-5.
In 2017, she compressed some of this course into Write That Script, a comprehensive, character-driven guide to writing your first screenplay (or honing your second, third, fourth!) which was published by Janey Mac Books. Her courses have been available in Filmbase, People’s College, University College Dublin and, most recently, at the Irish Writer’s Centre, Dublin. (Next course starting there on Sept 18th, 2019.)
As well as eight or ten week introductory courses, Lindsay has delivered masterclasses in third level institutions and at writing festivals throughout Ireland for all levels from MA students to secondary school students. She has also been a guest speaker on panels in Limerick, Cork and Dublin and a jury member for the Irish Film & TV Academy and various short film competitions in Kerry, Limerick, Kildare and Dublin.
In addition she designs and delivers shorter courses and workshops tailored towards particular interests or themes for libraries, festivals, private companies and schools. They can be 3 x 2.5 hours, 1 x 2.5 hours, four x 2 hours, half-day, full day and two day. Topics covered include screenwriting, character creation, series development, visual storytelling, breaking writer’s block, spinning stories, crafting scenes and dialogue, developing a TV series bible, pitching and more.
She also regularly reviews for Children’s Books Ireland and has written numerous articles on writing for online magazine (including writing.ie) and blogs. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and course pitches.
Script and creative consultant, tutor and guest speaker on a range of writing, animation and screenwriting subjects throughout Ireland. Also mentor and consultant on a range of projects with freelance writers and creators.
Recent festival masterclasses include: Cúirt, the International Festival of Literature in Galway, Rolling Sun Book Festival, Westport, Pen Fest writing festival, Carlow and The Write Stuff festival, Fingal.
Guest speaker, Content TV Conference, London Nov 2018. (On panel with Netflix, Cartoon Network & ITV.) Also at Dublin Writers Conference 2019 (With Netflix.)
Screenwriter-in-Residence at Maynooth University and Kildare County Council Arts & Library Services 2016-7.
Visual Storytelling: 3 x 1.5 hour courses in Kildare libraries, 2017
Limerick College of Art and Design, 2016. One day workshop on creating and writing animation and short films. Also delivered several animation workshops for Colaiste Dhulaigh and Ballyfermot College of Further Education and for the Keyframe animation festival, Coolock
Dundalk Institute of Technology, 2017. Provided screenwriting webinar workshops as part of their Higher Diploma (Science) in 3D Computer Animation (2017)
Half day workshop on screenwriting: MA Fiction, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 2019.
Genedendhal Film School (South Africa, 1998). Designed and delivered the Screenwriting Module.
UCC, 2015. Designed and ran writing masterclass on interactive narrative fiction for MA Fiction students.
UCD: Designed and ran screenwriting and other courses in UCD, 1995-2006 (Mass Communication theory, Dramatic Communication, Creative Writing).
Scriptwriting Tutor across Broadcast Media, Media Production and Media courses, Liberties College, Dublin (2004/ 2005).
Designed and ran a two-day workshop on character development and dialogue, to be rolled out then by staff for e-rom company, Dublin.
Filmbase, 2000-2018. Designed and run screenwriting courses (c 3 per annum) as well as the screenwriting module on Filmbase’s nine-week film production course. .
Ran the Screenwriting courses for Years 1-3 in Liberties College, 2005-6
Jury member for the Irish Film & Television Academy 2015, 2016; jury member for various short film competitions Kildare, Limerick, Dublin (2004+)
Moderated key sessions at the Digital Biscuit conference run by the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland, 2013, 2015 and for the Irish Film & Television Academy (2017).
Panel member (animation) for conferences and festivals in Dublin (IFI), Cork and London.
Script reader and consultant and reader for Filmbase, BBC NI, Irish Film Board, individual writers and private production companies.
Script reader for BBC NI, the Irish Film Board and Filmbase.
Lecturer, Mass Communication Theory, PR Institute of Ireland, UCD (1996/7).