A six-week online screenwriting course that teaches you the nuts and bolts of screenwriting - and how to avoid common newbie mistakes.
Want to write for the big screen but not sure where to start?
Beginner's Guide: Screenwriting online is a series of dynamic weekly classes that demystify the nuts and bolts of screenwriting, taking you step by step through what you need to know to start writing. Every Wednesday for 6 weeks. (Aug 19 - Sept 30)
Facilitator: Kathryn Burnett
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Perhaps you're already underway but not sure if you're on the right track or keep losing momentum. No matter what level you're at - if you want to improve your screenwriting skills our Beginner’s Guide to Screenwriting online class is designed especially for you.
Screenwriting has much in common with other forms of creative writing and storytelling but it has a distinct form and language. This course provides an excellent grounding in both and offers genuine insight into how film projects are put together.
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Who is this workshop for?
Newer screenwriters or industry professionals looking to up-skill.
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How does this sound?
A fun, supportive learning environment. (No pressure to share.)
Clear, practical information and advice from an industry insider.
Guidance on making sure your idea is cinematic.
Learn what differentiates a screenplay from other forms of writing - and what that means for the screenwriter.
Insights to help you avoid newbie mistakes from the get-go.
Instruction on how screenplay stories are put together.
Invaluable story exercises designed to help you develop your kick-ass story.
E-notes and worksheets.
Did I mention that it's fun?
"I feel like I learned years of knowledge in two days. It was incredible so stop reading this and go sign up!" Francesca Wen Xiu Logan - Aspiring Screenwriter
You will learn:
The basic how and why of writing for film, including plot, story structure, dialogue, big print, character arc and the visual grammar of screenplays.
How writing a screenplay differs from writing other forms of fiction
How genre impacts and influences your story
The importance of starting with a cinematic premise
How to format a screenplay
How to create compelling, watchable characters
How to write a logline, synopsis and beat sheet
How to structure your story before you start writing.
How to write a scene.
The differences between writing a feature film, short film and TV.
What to do next once you've finished your draft.
Facilitator: Kathryn Burnett
Kathryn is an award-winning screenwriter who has worked in the NZ television/film industry for over 20 years. She has significant television and film credits and has developed numerous television series for NZ’s major production companies. She wrote the award winning short film Shelved and has two feature films in development. Her most recently produced TV projects include – “Fresh Eggs,” “The Sounds” and multi-award-winning “The Cul de Sac.” She is also on the development team for an HBO sci-fi series and has a comedy series in development with Warner Brothers.