Online Workshop Series: Vicki Bawcombe & Dan O’Shannon Q/A with Eve Hayes

Online Workshop Series
WGSA Online Workshop Series
Deadline Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 12h00
Mythic storytelling – elevate your story to the next level
PART 1 – The Power of Myth

Time: 14h00 – 15h00
Speaker: Vicki Bawcombe
About the Session
Let’s examine the power of enduring stories and apply these principles to your project. The work of mythologists such as Joseph Campbell unlocks narrative patterns and character functions that are must-haves for every writer’s toolkit. Part 1 looks at what “mythic” storytelling is and why you need it.
About Vicki
Vicki Bawcombe AKA Scriptwitch is a screenwriter, teacher, and writing facilitator based in Cape Town, where she lectures in the Film Department at CityVarsity. She’s been writing professionally for theatre, film, TV and the world of commerce for 3 decades, and is only just beginning to feel she understands some of the basic principles of the craft of writing for performance media! Nevertheless, teaching posts over the years at UCT, AFDA, and CPUT among others give her the nerve to offer these sessions to fellow writers. Vicki is on the WGSA council.
Dan O’Shannon Hollywood TV writer/producer Q&A with Eve

Time: 15h30 – 16h30
Speaker: Dan O’Shannon with Eve Hayes
About the Session
Eve will be chatting to DAN O’SHANNON – A highly successful and respected American television showrunner, writer, and producer who has worked on shows such as Newhart, Cheers, and Frasier. He was an executive producer of the ABC show Modern Family. Dan has very kindly offered as part of Eve’s session to do a Q&A and have a general chat. Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and anecdotes. You don’t want to miss this!
About Dan O’Shannon
O’Shannon has won six Emmy awards for his TV work over the past 25+ years (five for Modern Family, and one for Cheers). He has earned five awards and five nominations for Modern Family, three nominations for Frasier and four nominations and one award for Cheers. He has received five Writers Guild of America Awards (WGA) awards including three for Modern Family, one for Frasier, and one for a special television event, Time-Warner Presents the Earth Day Special. He has received several Golden Globe Awards.
O’Shannon received an Academy Award writing nomination for Redux Riding Hood, an animated short produced by Disney. That short film was nominated for an Annie Award. He wrote and produced The Fan and the Flower, an animated short which received an Annie Award.
Free for members
NON-members – R20 into our bank account
WGSA Current Account
Standard Bank, Northcliff
Branch No: 006305
Acc No: 300082444
Acc type: Current
Please RSVP on or before 18 June 2020 at 12h00
Please note the session will be conducted via zoom or Google Meet. A link will be sent on Friday, 19 June 2020 \
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