This screenwriting workshop is designed for individuals looking to develop a script. Each week, we will focus on a particular element of screenwriting and how to apply it to your project. Additionally, you will receive feedback on your writing progress from the workshop instructors and your peers. While it is not mandatory to have a completed script, it is strongly advised that you come with a clear concept of the project you intend to develop through attending the course. Feature and short scripts will be accepted.
Note: This workshop will be eight weeks long, running Monday evenings 6pm – 9pm, February 9th to April 13th.
There will be no class on Monday, March 9th, or Monday, April 6th.
Price: $160/ 185 (AFCOOP members/ non-members)
Instructors: Iain MacLeod & Bretten Hannam
Iain MacLeod is a screenwriter, story editor and filmmaker from Nova Scotia. He was educated at York University and the Canadian Film Centre. After writing and directing several short films he wrote sketch on the CBC show Street Cents before spending six seasons on Showcase Television’s Trailer Park Boys as story editor then later one of the writers. He has also had several feature films in development including the co-written Beat Down, which was produced in 2011 and had a theatrical release this past fall.
Bretten Hannam - A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre, Bretten is also a Fellow of the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters. In addition to receiving support for a feature script through Corus Made With Pay Fund, he was also a participant in the Atlantic Film Festival Screenwriting Lab in 2011. His current short, DEEP END, was made through the Atlantic Filmmaker’s Cooperative and has played at Frameline International Film Festival, BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film festival, and Newport Beach Film Festival, among others. He is currently developing several feature-length scripts.