Scriptwriting - March 17th and 18th
Television 101 – Storyline to Scripts.
It’s a large and daily part of our lives – television drama. If you’re curious about television scriptwriting, or wondering how to begin translating your novel or short story into script, scriptwriter and emerging novelist Ben Marshall will explain how it’s done, what can go wrong, and how to get it right.
Whether you’re a Netflix-and-chill type, or an Old School free-to-air viewer, Ben will open the door to the Writers’ Room, and give you a chance to test out your storylining and scriptwriting skills.
Television Character Creation 101 – Creating Characters to Care About
As writers, we care a great deal about our characters. Likewise, those we watch in film and on television. But why do we care about some and not others? What makes memorable characters, and how do we ensure our readers and viewers care about them?
Scriptwriter and emerging novelist Ben Marshall will explain where our characters come from, how depictions of characters can fail and why, and how to find and create characters worth loving and loathing.
Pitching to Film and Television 101 – How To Get It Right
Got a great idea? Written a terrific story that demands to make it onto the screen? Great! There’s only one obstacle in your way. The pitch!
One of the hardest forms of writing is the creation of a pitch for film and television. Melville’s Moby Dick was a fishing column in the local paper if compared to writing a pitch for a film or television series.
Having made every mistake in the book, twice, and been a Pitch Judge for the Australian Writers’ Guild, scriptwriter Ben Marshall will guide you past every pitfall, and help you write a pitch that will stand out for all the right reasons.
Not what you're looking for? Go to the workshop page to see the full program of workshops.
TV Scriptwriter Ben Marshall
Ben has been writing full-time for television for twenty years, as storyliner and scriptwriter, for serial drama and children's television.
He has translated one short story to script format – True Love . This was produced by Ignition Films, and went on to win awards in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and New York.
Now also writing novels and short stories, he was shortlisted for the Emerging Writer Award at the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.
Dates: Saturday March 17th, & Sunday March 18th.
Time: Sat 10am to 4pm & Sun 10am to 4pm.
Where: Gondor Writers’ Centre, 19 Caloundra St, Landsborough.
Call 07 54 399 038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.
Cabin accommodation is available at a nearby caravan park, Landsborough Pines Holiday Village.
Twin share or single cabins are available. This park is just a few minutes walk away.
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