Friday, April 8, 2016

Introduction to Scriptwriting workshop in Soweto: Call for Applications

FREE workshop series in Soweto! 
PLUS the top 20 achievers, will receive sponsorship to attend the Peter Russell, all the way from LA, "Secret Patterns of Writing for Different Genres" workshop on 14 and 15 May in Johannesburg (worth over R3,000 per person!)

The Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA) in collaboration with Gauteng Film Commission and the City of Johannesburg Library and Information Services, will be hosting its first series of workshops in Soweto at the Pimville Library11624 Modjadji Street, Pimville, Soweto, Johannesburg West.

Course Outline and Dates:

Friday, 22 April 2016 from 13h00 to 17h00
The Performance Writer
An introduction to the most important tool of the writing process; the writer – the craft, the WGSA, the business, and the industry.

Saturday, 23 April 2016 from 9h00 to 17h00
The Script
An introduction to the process of developing an idea into script including script formatting and software.

Friday, 29 April 2016 from 13h00 to 17h00
Scriptwriting Tools
An introduction to story elements and the common scriptwriting tools; tagline, logline, synopsis, treatment, outline, and one sheet (one-pager).

Saturday, 30 April 2016 from 9h00 to 17h00
Story Elements Part I:
An introduction to Plot, Structure, Genre, Theme, Setting, and Action.

Saturday, 7 May 2016 from 9h00 to 17h00
Story Elements Part II:
An introduction to Character, Backstory, Dialogue, and Exposition.

Terms and Conditions:
The course is FREE of charge but there is limited space available.
Should your application be accepted, you will need to complete the entire course (attend all sessions).

How to Apply:
The application form can be obtained from
Don't hesitate! The closing date for applications is 12h00 on 15 April 2016