Lawless Heart director Neil Hunter and producers Andrea Calderwood, Robyn Slovo and Kate Ogborn are to act as mentors for young writers on a new teaching programme launched by writers training The Script Factory.

The week-long workshop kicks off on July 14 and will benefit ten up-and-coming young screenwriters.

The writers will workshop projects including a Graham Greene adaptation and a biopic of British civil rights activist Michael X. Actor workshops led by performers from The Actors' Centre will explore each screenplay.

Participants include Richard Crane, former resident dramatist at the National Theatre and literary manager of the Royal Court, Faynia Williams, who holds a record eight Edinburgh Festival Fringe FirstAwards, and Tom Wnek, a former copywriter-director at Saatchi & Saatchi.