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Screenwriting For Beginners

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  • Sat 14 Jul ’12, 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 15 Jul ’12, 9:30am – 4:30pm


St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby



Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $245.00


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Beginner’s guide to screenwriting - 2-day workshop!

Busting to write for the big screen but not sure where to start? This popular two-day workshop demystifies the basics of screenwriting and gets your idea up and running.

Tutor Kathryn Burnett takes participants through the how and why of writing for film, including the audio/visual medium, premise, plot, story structures, formatting, dialogue, character, character arc and the visual grammar of screenplays. She is a screenwriter, playwright, lecturer and script consultant who has worked in the film and television industry for 17 years.

To book contact: kathryn@kathryn-burnett.com.

See what previous participants say...
"Kathryn Burnett is the bombdiggity. She brings amazing experience, intelligence, and passion to her teaching. She has a comprehensive understanding of movies, cinema history, and storytelling technique, and is effective and engaging when sharing that knowledge with her students. Kathryn is to storytelling tutors as Carlos the Jackal is to international assassins. I can't recommend her highly enough." - Steve Barr - screenwriter, producer, and development executive.

"Kathryn Burnett's class was the perfect introduction to screenwriting - a series of absorbing, entertaining and provocative sessions which made the intricacies of the art seem logical and accessible. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who has a curiosity about screenwriting - I left the course energised and informed, and ready to write." Duncan Greive - critic/journalist.

“Kathryn Burnett’s “Beginners Guide to Screenwriting Workshop” was a fascinating and valuable learning experience for participants of the intensive course recently held on the University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus; her vast knowledge of the screen industry, along with its requirements of the screenwriter, were effortlessly conveyed by her clear/dynamic tutoring style. As an adult community education coordinator of many years, I would rate Kathryn Burnett as one of the most dynamic tutors I have ever seen. The evaluation forms from participants were full of praise for both the tutor and the relevance of her material; many told me personally that it was the best writing course that they had ever attended.” Nyree Sherlock - Adult Community Education Advisor (CCE, University of Waikato at Tauranga).

"I highly recommend Kathryn's screenwriting course. Infused with some great practical exercises from her brainstorming workshops. The course helped me come up with my own ideas then apply them to a framework for developing them into a fully-fledged screenplay. Kathryn has a real passion and talent for sharing what she has learned, I found her course very inspiring." Richard Mans - animator/filmmaker .

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