QUAD has teamed up with the Horror Writers Association to present the first Highlighting Horror: Scriptwriting Day this weekend.

Highlighting Horror will see a packed line-up of scriptwriters, producers and directors will be offering up a day loaded with guidance, inspiration and practical advice for aspiring scriptwriters and filmmakers in the genre, with activities running from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

The full schedule for the day features a range of scriptwriting panels, with top TV and film writing talent taking in areas such as; ‘Writing For TV’; ‘What Makes A Great Horror Script’; ‘How To Get Your Llow-budget Feature Film Off The Ground’ and ‘Whether Short Films Can Provide A Route Into Scriptwriting’.

There will also be a talk illustrated with clips from BAFTA-winning television and film writer Stephen Volk on ‘Writing Paranormal Drama for Film and TV’, completing the wide array of advice and inspiration available on the day.

Highlighting Horror: Scriptwriting Day ticket-holders will also have access to an exclusive short film and movie clips showcase, with many introduced by the directors and writers, along with the Highlighting Horror Quiz and there will also be a book and DVD sale running all day at the venue.

An evening screening of hit horror-comedy Prevenge, Alice Lowe’s slasher fantasy, will be introduced by its producer Jennifer Handorf.

Alex Davis, Literature Officer for QUAD, said:This event brings together a really exciting range of talent in a broad variety of panels and talks, alongside some fantastic film screenings to boot; providing an incredible insight into the world of scriptwriting, as well as being a lot of fun!

Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane, Co-Chairs of the UK Chapter of the Horror Writers Association, said:We are delighted to have been able to work with the QUAD to bring this day together; and very happy to offer it free to HWA members. We are keen to promote the horror genre and to offer an informative and fun day for anyone interested in writing for film and TV; and have some of the best genre writers in the UK today taking part.

The Highlighting Horror: Scriptwriting Day runs in QUAD on Saturday 19th August from 10:00am. Tickets are £35 and offer access to all sessions on the day. HWA members can mail marie@marieoregan.net for free ticket details. For more information, or to book your ticket, visit Quad’s website.