Participate in one session of your choice or sign up for both classes and take advantage of our discount.
SESSION 1: Selective Interpretation: Writing a Screen Story Based on Another Source
Do you own a piece of intellectual property you feel would make a good film? In this seminar, you will look at finding the intellectual and emotional heart of a story, its point of view, and visual action line to start outlining a script in three-act film structure. We’ll also discuss how to secure rights to adapt a story other than your own.
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 University of Winnipeg Room 1C16A (1st Floor, Centennial Hall) 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
SESSION 2: Screenwriting Genre Stories
Have you got a good idea for a genre film: holiday, crime, historical, fantasy, thriller, coming of age, etc? Using three-act, seven-sequence story, you’ll learn how to create an outline for your film idea. Students will be given a workbook to help them break out their stories.
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 University of Winnipeg Room 1L07 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall) 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Session 1 on March 29 or Session 2 on April 27
$60.00 for student MEA or Editors Canada members $75.00 for MEA or Editors Canada members $100.00 for non-members.
Attend both Sessions 1 & 2 for a total fee of:
$80.00 for student MEA or Editors Canada members $110.00 for MEA or Editors Canada members $160.00 for non-members
Melva McLean has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Publishing. She edits novels, short fiction, screenplays, stage plays, as well as non-fiction. She has taught publishing, editing and writing in Winnipeg and Vancouver. Her adaptation of a short story by Emily Givner won an NSI Drama Prize and was made into a 10-minute short.