Introductory workshop for daily drama writing and directing


Ochre Moving Pictures – a subsidiary of Times Media – is investing in skills development in the field of daily-drama screen writing and multi-cam directing by offering a short, introductory course free of charge to successful applicants on 15 and 22 October. The course will be facilitated by a leading industry professional, Scandal’s show runner and series producer.

The course will provide aspirant writers and directors with the basic tools needed to tell a story effectively with the medium of television, including:
– Understanding a story premise
– How to tell a story effectively
– Analysing a scene
– Understanding camera language

This introductory course is also intended to identify a few suitable aspirant writers and directors to be offered advanced training. The course will consist of workshops from 10h00 to 13h00 on each Saturday, with an assignment to be completed between the two workshops. Applicants must be able to commit to both Saturday mornings and have the time and capacity to deliver the assignment to deadline.

To be considered for the course you must send:
1) A letter of no more than 200 words explaining why you want to attend the course.
2) A description of your experience in either writing or directing in the field of drama.
3) A short biography of your life from birth until present time in no more than 500 words.

Send these pieces of writing to by 07h00 on 23 September 2016. No late applications will be accepted.

Successful applicants will be notified by email or phone on 18 October 2016.