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Writers' Guild of South Africa (WGSA) Press

The Writers' Guild of South Africa protect, empower and develop performance writers (i.o.w. writers of work that will be performed) in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation and new media (internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming) industries.

The WGSA calls for entries for Introduction to Script Writing workshop

The Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA) in collaboration with Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) and the City of Johannesburg Library and Information Services will be hosting a series of workshops in Soweto at the Pimville Library.

The course is free of charge with limited space available. The top 20 achievers will receive sponsored access to attend the Peter Russell workshop on 14 and 15 May in Johannesburg.

Course Outline:

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.

To apply email admin@writersguildsa.org to acquire an application to be submitted by 12h00 on 15 April 2016. Should your application be accepted, you will need to complete the entire course.

For more information visit the WGSA website.

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