Write The Next Oscar-winning Screenplay: Weekend Workshop For Screenwriters In Cape Town

If you’re a storyteller with a vivid imagination whose ideas are larger than life, The Write Journey is guaranteed to turn words into action!

The Writing Studio’s weekend workshop for screenwriters takes place in Cape Town on November 30 and December 1. From 10am until 6pm.

Following in the tradition of 19 years of workshop throughout South Africa, including as guest speaker at this year’s 48Hour Film Project in Johannesburg, master classes at the Sithengi Film and TV Market’s Talent Campus, as well as the 2012 International Kunjanimation Animation Festival, community workshops at the  Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre in Kwa Mashu as part of their annual Kwa Mashu Film Festival, the workshop is presented by the Daniel Dercksen,  celebrating creative freedom in South Africa.

The Write Journey looks at mastering the art of plotting your story, defining and developing your premise, concept, theme and characters and taking ownership of the writing process.

The motivational and inspirational workshop explores the art of visual narrative and the fundamentals of successful storytelling.

Within one weekend sessions budding screenwriters will understand the principles of writing for a visual medium and what it takes to be screenwriter in South Africa.

Although the workshop focuses on the art of visual narrative and uses film as a medium, the workshop is ideal for novelists, journalist and writers who would like to master the art of adapting stories into a visual medium.

The workshop is ideal for ANYONE with an idea for a story.

If there is something or someone you want to write about this is your opportunity to turn thoughts into words.  Ideas are transformed into concepts that will be reworked into visual narrative filled with action, description and vibrant characters. 

This outcome-based workshop examines the principles of writing for film (including documentaries), television, theatre and fiction and explores the writing process, developing characters and mastering the art of structure.

It is a basic workshop that explores the art of storytelling and the craft of writing a universal story that reflects the uniqueness, history and culture of South Africa and Africa.

It’s about writers connecting with the process of writing productively in their comfort zones and producing South African stories the world wants to experience.

The duality of the interactive workshop nurtures creativity: it allows the writer to write instinctively and take an introspective journey into story; it also stimulates writers to write stories connected to their unique cultures, communities, history and experience that reflect the universal human condition.

Following the workshop, the writers will be guided through the process of developing their screenplays through The Write Agency, and get their drafts shaped for the international film, television and publishing markets.

For more information on The Write Journey that takes place at The Writing Studio in Green Point, Cape Town on November 30 and December 1 from 10am until 1pm, email [email protected] or visit the website, http://www.writingstudio.co.za

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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