Online Workshop Series: Eve Hayes& Richard Botto/Richard Nosworthy/Gavin Sher

Online Workshop Series
WGSA Online Workshop Series
Q&A with Eve Hayes and HOLLYWOOD INSIDER, Richard Botto (RB), CEO of Stage32, the industry’s biggest film education & networking platform.

Time: 19:00-20:00
Speaker: Richard Botto (RB), Eve Hayes
About the Session
As part of the Knowledge Share series, this is a fantastic opportunity for Screenwriters and filmmakers to get insights on the business side of things, from Stage32’s fearless leader, known as RB.
About Robert Botto (RB)
RB is also an actor, producer, and screenwriter. As a producer, his films have played at dozens of festivals including the Sundance award-winning feature, Another Happy Day, written & directed by Sam Levinson (starring Kate Bosworth, Demi Moore, Ellen Barkin. As an actor, his latest film On the Corner of Ego and Desire premiered at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival.
RB is also a best-selling author with his book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers.
A sought-after speaker and mentor, RB has been a keynote speaker and panelist at many events – such festivals and conferences as Cannes, AFM, Tribeca, Sundance, Raindance, SXSW, Portugal FEST and Winston Baker. He has also taught at institutions such as Harvard and Columbia University on subjects of filmmaking, producing, film finance, screenwriting, social media, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, entrepreneurship, and business.
Deadline Today, 16 July 2020 at 12h00
Genre and the World of your Screenplay.
Date: 20 July 2020
Time: 11h00 – 12h00
Speaker: Richard Nosworthy
About the Session
Genre is your biggest selling point. Make certain that you use it well and are able to deliver on what you promise.
About Richard
Founder of The Scribe Writers Room, Richard is a multi-award winning Producer-Writer-Director with well over 1 000 hours of programming for both South African and International broadcast television. His experience in genre is as wide and varied as the diverse styles he uses across his body of work which includes projects in television, feature films, documentaries, and the theatre.
Deadline Friday, 17 July 2020 at 12h00
Date: 21 July 2020
Time: 16h00 – 17h30
Speaker: Gavin Sher
About the session
A discussion group delving deep into the mysteries of story. Topics include: Story as a blue-print for our relationship to reality; learning from fiction; designing stories that shift consciousness; the relationship between our ability as storytellers and our personal journeys through life; transcending our storytelling limitations through personal development; the mystery and magic of archetypes.
About Gavin
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Gavin Sher M.A. (40) is a well-rounded filmmaker and entrepreneur, who has specialized in screenwriting and story development since 2012.
He has a wide-ranging background and a hunger for knowledge that has yielded experience, insight, and understanding into most aspects of life. Gavin thoroughly enjoys positive collaboration and before specializing in screenplay, he worked in many different roles in the South African film industry, from performance to producing and much in between, in order to learn the business and the craft from as many angles as possible.
A full member of the Writer’s Guild Of South Africa, Gavin has worked as a head-writer and editor on television series for local broadcasters, including SABC and E-TV. -Gavin also serves as a script editor for South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation and he is often invited to sit on the NFVF panel that assigns national funding for the development and production of feature films and television in SA.
In his own capacity, Gavin is now an award-winning writer who has written and assisted in the development of a number of independent feature films and television series.
Deadline Friday, 17 July 2020 at 12h00
Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cati Weinek’s Production skills for scriptwriters in the era of COVID sessions has been postponed.
We will keep you informed on the new date of this session.
Free for members
NON-members – R20 (per session) into our bank account
WGSA Current Account
Standard Bank, Northcliff
Branch No: 006305
Acc No: 300082444
Acc type: Current
Please RSVP 2 days before at 12h00
Please note the session will be conducted via zoom.
A link will be sent before the session.
Please note: late applications will not be considered.
Sponsored by the GFC
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