WGSA Knowledge Share Session in CAPE TOWN


WGSA presents
Writing for Radio
Cape Town

Date:  23 July 2016
Time:  09h30 to 16h00
Venue:  to be announced

Interested in writing for radio? In this workshop, an experienced writer will share what she has learnt so far.
–          Find out how writing for radio is different (and how it is not)
–          Tips around thinking in sound and creating soundscapes
–          The impact of the microphone on writing
–          A look at script formats
–          An overview on how radio is produced
–          An introduction to the industry in South Africa
–     A glimpse of the future
There will be an opportunity to learn by doing – writing a scene and getting feedback. And chance to ask questions and discuss.
Jann Acutt has had a chequered work history. She started out as a social sciences researcher but left it all to travel for four years. She did everything from washing dishes to picking grapes and making hamburgers before returning having decided to be … a Writer. Jann has an Honours degree in Psychology and her training includes a BBC/ABC Ulwazi radio drama writing course, the SASWA NQF level 5 script writing course, the APTI animation writers’ course, and the NFVF’s Sediba Masters programme as a script editor.
Jann has written radio drama series for ABC Ulwazi and Soul City and was head writer for Soul City radio drama for two years. She has written for children’s television and radio (Takalani Sesame) as well as educational and live television, short films and corporate training videos. Jann has had many job titles throughout her fifteen years in the media industry – from writer to script coordinator to content producer, head writer, project manager and producer. She produced the SAFTA award winning programme The Edition and has worked on everything from edutainment to reality shows, live television to radio drama. Her work has taken her into all kinds of worlds – including ball room dancing, forestry, and pet grooming parlours! In her spare time, Jann writes film scripts, poetry and novels.

WGSA Student Members:  R50
WGSA Members:  R100
Non-Members:  R200

To make your booking:
1)  Pay cover fees to this account:  WGSA banking details:
WGSA Current Account
Standard Bank, Northcliff
Branch No: 006305
Acc No: 300082444
Acc type:  Current
Please use your name and surname / CT-23July as reference

2)  Send your proof of payment to admin@writersguildsa.org to confirm your booking

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