Training Courses

New! Book to Screen workshop: Children's and Young Adults

If you are a content creator or an IP owner of a dramatic work, how would you present your idea in a form that is interesting to content producers? How do you even begin the conversation on adapting your work to a different medium such as television (TV)?

This short course aims to equip you with a basic understanding of what you need to do to get started. You will also get to meet and pitch your proposals to industry professionals who have worked on successful projects.

Note: As part of the class, there will be Zoom sessions with international invited speakers. The pitching date and venue will be discussed and confirmed in class.

Trainers: Adeline Foo and Derek Judge

An alumna of New York University Tisch School of the Arts Masters in Dramatic Writing programme, Adeline has worked on three book-to-screen adaptions. Her screenwriting credits include seven TV projects and one TV movie which was conceptualised and developed at LASALLE’s inaugural WritersLab and won Best Asian Drama at Busan in 2019. She is also a member of the current Screenwriters Association executive committee.

Derek Judge graduated in 2009 from the Media Academy screenwriting course and successfully pitched to MediaCorp the concept for Point of Entry, a one-hour TV drama. He subsequently wrote for several MediaCorp shows including Incredible Tales and In Cold Blood. Derek served on the committee of the Screenwriters Association (Singapore) from 2011 to 2019, helped to set up the Association’s PCP to train Game Writers in 2017 and delivered training workshops for the National Library Board and IMDA. He has also written several prose works, published e-books online and is currently studying for his Master's in Creative Writing at Kingston University, United Kingdom.


No. of classes Days Dates Time
8 Every Wed and Fri 19 Apr – 17 May 2023 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Application Information

Course materials

Laptop and writing materials

Cost of materials

Ticket(s) to conferences/festivals costing between $50–$150, to be purchased by participants.

Who should attend?

This short course is aimed at published authors of novels, graphic novels, or short stories; produced playwrights and game writers and screenwriters looking to adapt a published/printed work; with permission granted by Publisher/Author.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit

Note: Course fee not inclusive of application fee and GST.