A study of screenwriting both technically and creatively, this course is ideal for novice writers with little or no experience. Participants will learn how the elements of story (plot, conflict, theme, dialogue, and character development) are used specifically for film. This course will also cover technical details such as formatting and film specific writing techniques. This workshop will give you the boost you need to dive in, or fix up your next great project.
Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring a short film idea to be discussed if time permits.
Price: $40/50+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)
INSTRUCTOR: Iain MacLeod is a screenwriter and filmmaker based in Halifax. Educated at the Canadian Film Centre he got his start writing and directing several short films before writing television for many years, first on Street Cents and later Trailer Park Boys. Since that time he has mostly written feature films including Beat Down and Relative Happiness (co-written with Deanne Foley) and Your Money or Your Wife and You Ruined Our Life (both of which he also directed). He has taught screenwriting for many years, including co-designing and teaching AFCOOP's Script Clinic screenwriting workshop.