WHEN: Saturday, April 8th, 2017. 10 AM - 5 PM with one hour for lunch (not supplied. We recommend you pack a lunch.)
WHERE: Mahone Bay Centre, small conference room. 45 School Street, Mahone Bay, NS.
FOR: People interested in screenwriting.
COST: $90 for members, $135 for non-members.
It’s called a “motion picture” because it’s primarily a visual medium, and yet every movie begins on paper with the written word. During this one-day workshop, screenwriter Josh MacDonald will reveal the mechanics of the modern screenplay, and illustrate how this “blueprint document” can lead to the creation of powerful pop art. How is a screenplay formatted, so that its pages approximate a minute of the big-screen experience? How might “character” be written in a visual manner, so it’s apparent even with the sound turned off? Using page-to-screen comparisons, MacDonald will answer these questions and more, inspiring participants toward the crafting of their own future Academy Award winners.
Josh MacDonald is the screenwriter of the feature films The Corridor and Faith, Fraud and Minimum Wage, distributed by IFC Films and eOne Entertainment, respectively. His stage plays Halo and Whereverville have been produced around North America, and are published by Talonbooks.