Basic Screenwriting Classes

Screenwriting Classes

A series of ten basic screenwriting classes held in conjunction with the Writers Guild of South Africa


Week 1                 15-Sep-18                  Rights & Contract Basics for Performance Writers

Week 2                 22-Sep-18                 Formatting

Week 3                 29-Sep-18                 Your Story; Genres, Loglines & the Premise

Week 4                 06-Oct-18                 The Script World and Voice

Week 5                 13-Oct-18                  Characters

Week 6                 20-Oct-18                 Structure & Beats

Week 7                 27-Oct-18                  Setting a Scene & Introducing a Character

Week 8                 03-Nov-18                 Writing Action

Week 9                 10-Nov-18                  Writing Dialogue

Week 10              17-Nov-18                    Your Audience

VENUE   :       Urban Brew Studios (
Brighwater Commons, Republic Road, Ferndale, Randburg) – click on link
TIME       :       9h30 – 12h00
COST      :        R250.00 per class (R2000.00 for all 10 classes if paid in advance)


WGSA MEMBERS SPECIAL   R150.00 per class



Classes will start promptly on time and late arrivals will not be admitted (… even if they have paid in advance).

Maximum class size 20 (First come first served basis.)

Learners who attend all 10 classes will receive a certificate of attendance.

Requirements for students attending;

English literacy

Laptop Computer or I-Pad/Smartphone with screenwriting software (Screenwriter, Final Draft, Celtx, or similar)

The organisers reserve the right to postpone classes due to unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs, learners will be given the opportunity to accept a full refund or attend the class at the next opportunity.

Producer/Director/Writer RICHARD H NOSWORTHY has shot, directed, produced or written more than one thousand hours of programming for both South African and International broadcast television. His experience in genre is wide and varied, and includes Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Variety, Sport, Travel, soft News and Magazine, and Children’s Programmes. He has also worked extensively in Feature Films and on stage. His work has been nominated for, and won awards both locally and internationally. Richard has been the recipient of two WGSA Awards, and provides legal guidance to both the WGSA Council and WGSA members. Richard also works as a consultant to both production companies and individuals. His latest project is The Scribe Writers Room, a performance writer’s incubator project, where he works with both aspirant and experienced writers.

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