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, October 19th to December 7th.
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 co-written two feature films with Deanne Foley (Beat Down, Relative Happiness) and this year directed his first feature (based on his script) Your Money Or Your Wife.
Bretten Hannam is a metis writer-director of based in Nova Scotia, Canada. His films focus primarily on outcasts and outsiders, dealing with themes of identity, tradition, and community. His short film, DEEP END was shown at film festivals across the world, including Frameline, BFI Flare, and the Iris Prize in Cardiff. He co-wrote the short CHAMPAGNE which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and directed the two-spirit, First Nations, feature- length thriller, NORTH MOUNTAIN. An avid writer, Hannam is a Fellow of the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters, Outfest Screenwriting Lab, as well as an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre’s Screenwriting Lab.