Screenwriting, also called scriptwriting, is the art and craft of writing scripts for videos, feature films, or television productions. A writer can create a script that is based on an original idea, or they can create a script from a concept, true story, or an existing literary work, such as a novel, poem, play, comic book or short story, that they have the rights to adapt. A screenplay by itself is not a final product; it is used as a blueprint during the Video Production process by the Director to craft their vision for the story.
In this introductory workshop, topics covered will include the following areas: dramatic structure and script elements, writing dynamic action and strong dialogue, developing characters, the importance of rewrites and how to receive notes on your work, how to craft a logline and pitch your idea. We will also do writing exercises to use the skills acquired in the workshop and discuss other learning and community resources.
Nate Estabrooks is a fresh new voice and talented feature director, his careful eye and keen ability with actors won him an invitation to join the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) in late 2015 as part of a select new wave of up-and-coming independent directors. A graduate of the prestigious Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre, Nate has worked his way up from tiny microbudget features to multi-million dollar productions, giving him an exceptionally wide and practical film experience to draw from.