THE WRITE START TO 2020 - Self-empowerment, Scriptwriting and your path to Self-Employed Success

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  • Over 18
  • Thu, 9th Jan 2020 @ 19:00 - 21:00
  • 19:00 - 21:00

In this innovative 4-week evening intensive (Thurs 9th Jan 7-9pm, Thurs 16th Jan 7-9pm, Thurs 23rd 7-9pm, Thurs 30th Jan 7-9pm) Maddy Anholt (BBC, ITV, Warner Bros) will lead you in creating that script you’ve been putting off, teaching you her tried and tested formula to getting any creative project fully sponsored, how to get a TV and Radio commission and teach you how to utilise the creative skills you already have to make it and make money as a freelancer. 

THE WRITE START fuses business skills, scriptwriting techniques, free-writing and mindfulness to get your script commissioned, get your show fully sponsored and get branded content bringing in the thousands.

Previous courses have sold out and reviews include:

“I learnt so much and Maddy is incredibly supportive. I really felt like I have learnt skills that I can take with me throughout my career. I would really recommend...” 

by Phoebe, July 2019

“Excellent course, extremely helpful and great value for money. This industry is so guarded and tough to break into, but finishing this course and knowing that I can stay in touch with Maddy and the other participants, has been extremely motivating. Feeling confident that I will be sharing my success stories soon!”

by Argie, July 2019

"This course is awesome. Can't recommend it enough, Maddy is such a brilliant and generous teacher."

by Evie, July 2019


  • How to arc, structure and format a script to industry standard
  • How to get a TV or Radio commission
  • How to write content for brands and make money from it
  • How to secure 10k of sponsorship for your Edinburgh show or creative project
  • How to get that idea out of your head and onto a page
  • How to craft believable characters
  • How to approach agents and be seen
  • How to ensure you are always working
  • Business skills to negotiate offers and sponsorship
  • How to stop waiting for other people to give you work
  • How to banish Imposter Syndrome
  • How to build your profile
  • How to make yourself into a creative agency
  • Understand social media presence and how to build it
  • How to make money from online branded content
  • How to get rid of self-limiting beliefs

  • This unique course fuses Maddy’s 10 years of experience, BBC TV and Radio commissions as a writer and performer, 5 sell-out Edinburgh shows and a production company fully sponsored (over £70k received) and techniques in quietening our inner chimp, mindfulness and self-empowerment.

    Maddy has written, been commissioned and performed on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, by Warner Bros, Channel 4, BBC Three, BBC One, The Guardian, The Metro, The Telegraph and has amassed over 7 million views. 

    Twitter: @maddy_anholt

    Instagram: @maddyanholt



    There are three options for payment:

    1. Pay the full amount £250 and receive a 20% discount = £200

    2. Pay £50 deposit to reserve your space and the remaining £200 as late as 9th January 2020

    3. Select 'Instalment plan' pay £5 to reserve your space and one of our team will be in touch to work out a bespoke, affordable instalment plan for you to pay up to the end of the course, 30th January 2020.

    SKYPE SESSIONS: We have a limited number of Skype sessions available for £150. You must have a good internet connection and be available 7-9pm for each session.




    Ticket Event time Cost
    Full price 19:00 - 21:00 £250.00
    Attendance via Skype (reserve your space)

    We have a limited number of spaces available via Skype

    19:00 - 21:00 £150.00
    Instalment plan

    Bespoke instalment plans will be created after buyer has selected this option

    19:00 - 21:00 £5.00

    Full payment of course (£200) required by 9th January 2020

    19:00 - 21:00 Free admission



    504 Arch, Ridgeway Road, Brixton, London, SW9

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    • Rating: 5

      Visited 1 year ago Written by Barnaby
      The thing about reviews is that they also require some common sense. So Design my night, I can confirm that the six-week course which started on the 23rd September has five weeks still to run. So a review of the course is pretty much impossible at this stage. The first session was great fun though.
    • Rating: 4

      Visited 1 year ago Written by Tony
      Only on week 1 of 6 so far but week 1 was a lot of fun
    THE WRITE START TO 2020 - Self-empowerment, Scriptwriting and your path to Self-Employed Success
    THE WRITE START TO 2020 - Self-empowerment, Scriptwriting and your path to Self-Employed Success
    THE WRITE START TO 2020 - Self-empowerment, Scriptwriting and your path to Self-Employed Success
    THE WRITE START TO 2020 - Self-empowerment, Scriptwriting and your path to Self-Employed Success
    THE WRITE START TO 2020 - Self-empowerment, Scriptwriting and your path to Self-Employed Success