Two top professionals launch online screenwriting programme

Two top professionals launch online screenwriting programme

Two of South Africa's most experienced writing professionals have joined forces to design a five-week online crash course in film and television writing.

"The Crash Course in Screenwriting is one of the most exciting projects I've been involved in," says Michele Rowe, whose career has morphed from writing for film and television into writing novels, the first of which, What Hidden Lies, won the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award.

Her collaborator is Richard Beynon, award-winning South African script writer, who has worked as head writer on a number of soaps. He currently writes for Isibaya, and is a founder partner of the creative writing school, All About Writing.

"We've covered all the essential bases," he says of the Crash Course. "In just five weeks, we believe that participants will learn the key skills of writing a worthwhile script."

The course will be run under the All About Writing umbrella. Ten modules will be issued at half-weekly intervals.

"Every module - which covers the gamut of essential skills, from crafting scenes to developing structure - will end with a testing assignment," says Rowe. She and Beynon will give detailed and constructive feedback to each assignment. "We promise," says Beynon, "to be honest but kind."

The course costs R6 300. Aspirant screen and script writers can find more information, and sign up here:

For further information please contact Trish at All About Writing

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