A one-day intensive seminar where you'll learn about characters and characterization, narrative structure, visualization, story boarding, dialogue, script formatting, and more. No experience is necessary!
The seminar is a combination of instruction and hands-on activities connected to a variety of video clips. There are individual as well as interactive exercises designed to reinforce concepts introduced throughout the day. As a bonus, participants receive a complimentary package filled with useful information they will refer to again and again after the seminar.
The Basic Screenwriting Seminar is a day designed to kick start your creativity. Not only will you get the tools you need to write your own screenplay, you'll meet others who share your passion for writing.
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Wish I could have taken this long ago. ~ Mary Ann Taylor
I thought I knew the basics from reading online and websites, but I didn't. I took away a lot from this class and can't wait to get started on my script. ~ Vanessa Crimi
Elizabeth is very patient. She makes class fun! A very generous and warm teacher. ~ David Turpie
The seminar went beyond my expectation. I'm almost sad to say goodbye. The participants, and you, were so interesting. There was a lot of heart. ~ Kathryn Ayres
Well organized and executed. The seminar works for people of all levels. ~ Dan
What I appreciated most was the exercises on editing scenes with a lot of dialogue. The seminar also helped me understand how important it is to show others what only you are seeing. Descriptions are as important as dialogue! ~ Paula Lopes
Elizabeth, your Basic Screenwrting Seminar was exactly what I was looking for. It was a great overview of the essential activities involved in writing a screenplay. It really dymistified the process for me. Iespecially liked the practical content in your workbook and I'm sure I will be able to use it in the future. If this doesn't get me started, nothing will. ~ Shaun Fawcett, M.B.A.
Thank you for a great seminar. I really enjoyed meeting you, loved your teaching style and got a lot out of the class. As a bonus, I felt that we all got along really well. It was a great day! Please let us know if you will be returning to Toronto to host any other classes. ~ Many thanks, Laura
Elizabeth, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the seminar yesterday! It was exactly what I had hoped it to be, so informative, and it gave me a great new perspective for my acting work as well as a fresh new start to my writing. I had a great day and the time flew by! ~ Natalie Roy
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
With over 20 years of teaching experience, Elizabeth Johnston is a skillful workshop facilitator. She takes great joy in cultivating environments where creativity can flourish for people both in her classes at university and in the private workshops she runs. Her book No Small Potatoes, for which she was awarded a Canada Council Writing Grant, was published in 2008. In 2013, she was awarded a professional development grant from CUPFA to write, direct and produce a short video entitled Keepsake. As well, she was a script consultant for a short film that showed at Cannes in 2013.
1. If you change your mind up to four weeks before the start of any seminar or workshop, refunds less $40 will happily be given.
2. If you change your mind up to two weeks before the start of any seminar or workshop, a refund less $60 will happily be given.
3. Or, you can wait until the next seminar or workshop series. (Expires one year from date of purchase.)
4. There are no refunds for manuscript evaluations or personal consultations.