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Bradford - Film writer in residence is in schools' script

Bradford schools are to benefit from their first film scriptwriter in residence, an appointment made as part of the West Yorkshire city's status as the world's first official UNESCO City of Film.

Michael Yates, an award winning playwright, will be challenging pupils to create first-class scripts.

"I will show youngsters how to turn stories into drama - for either film or stage," he said. "When young people start writing, they normally begin with poetry or short stories. Drama demands a different sort of mindset. But it's the most immediate and rewarding form of telling a tale."

Pupils' scripts will be filmed using Bradford City of Film equipment and it is hoped they will be shown at special premieres at the National Media Museum's Cubby Broccoli cinema.

Pupils from St Joseph's Catholic College, St Bede's Catholic Grammar, Hanson School and Carlton Bolling College will be among the first to take part. WS.

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