Online Workshop Series: Upcoming Sessions

Online Workshop Series
WGSA Online Workshop Series
Basic Three Act Structure

Time: 14h00 – 15h30
Speaker: Ayanda Halimana
About the Session
This is a refresher for those who have done Screenwriting Courses and it is a good tool to use for those who are still learning. There have been many versions and ways to approach story structure.
About Ayanda
Ayanda Halimana is a South African Storyteller who has written, Head Written, Script and Story Edited a number of award-nominated TV Dramas and Films. She is a Workshop Facilitator, Screen Writing Mentor, and actively Writes and is also a Creative Producer. Her most recent work has achieved the highest number of ratings to date in SA for Series broadcast on SABC 1; both during the show’s premiere season and on the re-run in May/June 2020.
Q&A with Eve Hayes and HOLLYWOOD INSIDER, Richard Botto (RB), CEO of Stage32, the industry’s biggest film education & networking platform.
Date: 18 July 2020
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.
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.
Writing as a Business- Easy Software Packages to Enhance and Improve Your Writing.
Date: 22 July 2020
Time: 11h00 – 12h00
Speaker: Anil Polton
About the Session
“Sometimes, to get a story down, our creativity needs to go beyond just creative writing”. In this WRITING AS A BUSINESS session, over the hour, I will show you three simple yet effective writing and designing tools that I use for my work.
* WRITERSOLO- This screenwriting App for your computer has all the necessary elements to get a screenwriter up and going. And you can use it offline.
* GRAMMARLY- Eliminate errors of punctuation, spelling and syntax with this handy app that you can use on your MS Word and internet text including Gmail & Facebook.
* CANVA- A graphic design package to create Storyboards, Book Covers, Press Releases, Movie Posters, Show Invitations, Logos, Newsletters or just about anything graphic design.
And they are all FREE!
Yes, FREE. So let me show you around in a brief overview. You will learn how to set them up and what they look like in use and a few basics.
About Anil
Anil Polton realizes that writers need much more than just a screenwriting package to support themselves, and with that in mind would like to show you some of the tools he uses in his writing endeavours. He has a “fair” knowledge of computers and his philosophy is that you cannot know enough about anything but at least something is good enough to get you moving.
Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cati Weinek’s Production skills for scriptwriters in the era of COVID sessions has been postponed.
Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Gavin’s Meta-Story has also 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 or Google Meet.
A link will be sent before the session.
Please note: late applications will not be considered.
Sponsored by the GFC
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