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Screenwriting Basics with Melva McLean

Screenwriting Basics with Melva McLean

Monday, August 8 / 7-9pm & Monday, August 22 / 7-10pm

Location: WFG Media Lab
Registration Fee: 60 – 80

Do you have an idea you feel would make a good film? In this two-evening seminar, you will look at finding the intellectual and emotional heart of your story, its point of view, and the visual action line to start outlining a script in three-act film structure. On the first evening, each participant can work on an idea for a feature film, a short, or a TV pilot, using handouts provided by the instructor. On the second evening, if they want to, participants can “pitch” their idea for feedback, and we’ll look in depth at the business of screenwriting, including the best screenplay to enter and the best festivals to attend.

About the instructor:

Melva McLean has B.A. in English and a M.A. Publishing. She edits novels, short fiction, screenplays, stage plays, as well as non-fiction. She has taught publishing, editing and screenwriting in Winnipeg and in Vancouver.

Her screenplays and short films have won several awards. Her adaptation of a short story by Emily Givner and directed by BJ Verot won a NSI Drama Prize and was made into a 10-minute short which was screened at Cannes.

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The Winnipeg Film Group is an artist-run education, production, exhibition and distribution centre committed to promoting the art of cinema.
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We’re located in the heart of Winnipeg's historic Exchange District in the Artspace building. We are across the street from Old Market Square at the corner of Arthur Street and Bannatyne - one block west of Main.

The Winnipeg Film Group is located on Treaty 1 Territory and on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the traditional caretakers of this land.

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