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Daniel Dercksen, the driving force behind the successful independent training initiative The Writing Studio, is a published film and theatre journalist of 30 years, and has been teaching workshops in creative writing, playwriting and screenwriting throughout South Africa since he formed the studio 19 years ago.

 

John BarkerWriter-director John Barker, a proud graduate of The Writing Studio, is turning politics inside out and upside down with his biting independent mockumentary Wonder Boy For President.  Read an interview with John Barker

 

Daniel Dercksen talks to filmmaker Gavin Hood about screenwriting and filmmaking

WorkshopThe Writing Studio’s exclusive workshop for screenwriters at the Indie Karoo Film Festival that took place in Prince Albert, the Jewel of the Great Karoo was a huge success. Thank you to those who attended!  Read more

 

PabloDaniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with Spanish filmmaker Pablo Pinedo, who is a graduate of The Writing Studio and who showcased his sensational and stirring documentary Noma at the HotDocs 2016 in Toronto, and will screen it at the Durban International Film Festival.

 

Sallas

The Writing Studio’s proud graduate Sallas de Jager is winning the hearts of audiences worldwide with his sensational Free State, which he wrote-directed and produced, garnering the Best Director award and Special Jury award for scriptwriting at the Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt last month, as well as Best Cinematography at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey, New York.

Write Journey

Master The Art Of Visual Narrative: The Write Journey is an interactive course for writers who would like to write a screenplay for feature film or television. Read more

 

 

Write Voice

 

Find your voice as a writer with our creative writing course. Read more

 

 Script reading

If you have completed the draft of a screenplay, or short film, stageplay, or manuscript for a novel, it is vital to find out whether or not it works. Read more

 

Henk2Modder & Bloed is a dream come true for The Writing Studio graduate Henk Pretorius! Read more

 

 

 

Graduates

 2016 is a great year for proud graduates of The Writing Studio.Read more

 

 

 

Stefan Enslin - Strikdas EPKScreenwriter Stefan Enslin reaches for the stars with Verskietende Ster. Read more

 

 

 

 SHORT COURSES 2Read more about our celebrated short courses that follow in the tradition of 19-years of workshops throughout South Africa.

 

 

TipsValuable tips for writers and filmmakers. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Film Appreciation 4Designed for absolute beginners to budding cinephiles by Daniel Dercksen, a film journalist of 30 years, The Writing Studio’s film appreciation course will give you a thorough grounding in all things film.

 

 

I WANT TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY

In a world and cyberspace where there’s a traffic jam of information that congests the creative process, it’s not easy for first-time screenwriters to find their own path. If you want to be a screenwriter, this is where you start.

 

Own your story 3Stop obsessing over writing a film, novel or play and focus your attention on writing the perfect story. Read more

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DRAMA 2

 If you are a storyteller who enjoys the world of live theatre and have a talent for writing dialogue and bringing character’s vividly to life, The Write Drama course for playwrights offers you an opportunity to turn words into action.

 

JansValuable Tips For Writers From Veteran Filmmaker Jans Rautenbach. Read more