Young Writers: School Holiday Program: Writing for the Screen

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Sarah Mayberry
02 July 2019 - 10:00 to 2:00 PM
Christopher Gist and Sarah Mayberry
Early, Emerging
A series of half-day workshops for young writers looking to improve their craft and get some expert feedback. This introduction covers the fundamentals of story structure, character for screen, writing screen action, and dialogue. Perfect for TV, film, or web scripts. For writers between 13 and 18.

You will learn:

  • what ideas work for feature, TV, short film
  • the major screen genres and how genre works for your story
  • story structure for feature and how it differs to series and serial
  • the main types of screen characters and their functions
  • how to construct a character
  • screen dialogue


About Christopher Gist

Christopher Gist has been Drama Commissioner for ABC-TV and Television New Zealand where he Executive Produced both networks' highest rating dramas. He has written theatre, television, print, and internationally awarded short film. He has assessed Melbourne University VCA Masters of Production graduates, mentored VCA Screenwriting undergraduates, been Industry Member for Deakin University's Academic Advisory, and guest lecturer at multiple universities. He is developing a feature film and is currently an Honours Supervisor for VCA Screenwriting. 

About Sarah Mayberry

Sarah Mayberry is a New York Times best-selling author, screenwriter, Story Editor, and Script Editor. She has worked in print, one-hour series television, half-hour series television, and edited several feature films. Her acclaimed television teen series Karaoke High has been distributed internationally, and she is Neighbours' longest continuous screen writer. She is currently working in-house as a Senior Storyliner for Neighbours and has a feature film under consideration with one of Australia's State funding bodies. 

Member $ 75.00
Non-member $ 90.00
Donation $ 0.00

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