2018 Christchurch Screenwriting Workshop

March 17, 2018, 150 Madras Street, New Zealand Broadcasting School, Ara Institute of Canterbury

Script to Screen presents a one-day screenwriting workshop for both emerging and experienced filmmakers of Christchurch.

What Do You Want?: screenwriter, playwright and novelist Duncan Sarkies leads a workshop on character objectives: how an understanding of what your character wants and the obstacles that get in their way can be used to generate ideas for your film. The day will be interactive with fun practical exercises to help you explore the power of motivated characters. (Bring a pen and some paper and limber up your writing hand and your brain.)

: Saturday 17 March

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue:150 Madras St, Christchurch. NZ Broadcasting School, Ara Institute of Canterbury

Cost: $20. Please bring cash on the day. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch.

Registration: Places are limited so please register


This workshop was made possible with the support from the Christchurch Creative Communities Scheme.


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