#LTF2012: Immersive Writing Lab« Back to Events
If you’re still reading, you might be what we’re looking for. Following on from the success of last year – and now in it’s second year – the Immersive Writing Lab, brought to you by Portal Entertainment in partnership with the Literary Platform, Ogilvy, and Cisco, is a two day writers workshop and three month competition aimed at developing writers.
The Lab is specifically aimed at writers who want to write ‘immersive entertainment’: stories told over more than one medium and requiring the audience to take part and discover the story. The event will be held at Ravensbourne in London on October 26th and 27th 2012. The competition will run for three months.
The focus of this year’s workshop is ‘ROLEPLAY’ – how do you get an audience to discover and navigate through your story? How do you keep them hooked? What are the most common mistakes?
- Immersive Theatre: Pete Higgins, Punchdrunk
- Comedy: Adam Riches, winner of Best Show at Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011
- Magic: Brad Henderson, one of the best sleight of hand magicians in the world.
- Video Games: Dan Burwen, formerly of EA, writer of groundbreaking interactive comic All the Shah’s Men
- Interactive Narrative: Mike Jones, Head of Story at Portal Entertainment, winner of AFTIE
- Technology and Perceptive Media: Ian Forrester, Senior Producer R&D at BBC
- Branded Entertainment: Doug Scott, President of Ogilvy Entertainment
As the Lab draws to a close, we’ll be launching a three-month competition allowing you to develop a storyworld. The winner will receive a £6k development fund from Portal Entertainment to push forward their idea. We are currently developing Blackout by Laura Grace and Elizabeth McGuane, the winner of the 2011 competition.
Sounds completely up my street – how do I apply?
The event is completely free to attend. We’re looking for applicants at any stage in their career – we’re really looking for people with an idea of how an audience will take part in, discover, and navigate, your stories. We expect theatre, performing arts and video game writers to see this as standard, but we also expect to hear from TV, film and radio writers looking to branch out.