Twelve steps to writing a great screenplay: The Write Journey is an interactive course for writers who would like to write for feature film or television.
Sometimes you look at the story you wrote and know that something is missing, that the story lacks energy and drive, and that somehow nothing makes sense.
The Writing Studio receives tons of mails from writers who have written a screenplay and want to sell it. Let’s examine this more closely: Selling your screenplay is not about selling a screenplay, but taking ownership of what you have written and developing your screenplay to its full potential so that it is ready to shake the marketplace. Read more
The Art of Screenwriting and Filmmaking. Learn how to tell stories and make films from the world’s master filmmakers and screenwriters. If you want to learn how to be screenwriter and filmmaker, why not learn from the best. Read more
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Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with 29-year-old writer-director Nosipho Dumisa, who makes her feature film debut with the South African crime-thriller Nommer 37. Set in Haven Mansions, a fictional block of apartments in Dumisa’s imagined suburb of the Cape Flats, NOMMER 37 looks through the eyes of a former petty criminal, who has been spat out by the very world he once thrived in and left to observe it from the outside. Read more
2017 was a good year for cinephiles, and offered 45 diverse films that had an impact and made a difference. These films definitely provoked the imagination and showed how extraordinary things happen out out ordinary experiences. Read more
The Art Of Adaptation. Adapting a novel, book, play or article into a screenplay is the same as writing an original screenplay.The original material is source material. Read more
The Art Of Animation. The law of universal metamorphism rules in Animation films. Anything can become something else. Read more
The storyteller is not only the puppet master of emotions in storytelling, but also the traffic warden in story, controlling the line of dramatic action, drawing audiences into a deep involvement, keeping their full attention from opening to ending, and rewarding them with a meaningful and memorable experience. Read more
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
Daniel Dercksen talks to filmmaker Gavin Hood about screenwriting and filmmaking
Daniel 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.
Find your voice as a writer with our creative writing course. Read more
Modder & Bloed is a dream come true for The Writing Studio graduate Henk Pretorius! Read more
2016 was a great year for proud graduates of The Writing Studio.Read more
Screenwriter Stefan Enslin reaches for the stars with Verskietende Ster. Read more
Read more about our celebrated short courses that follow in the tradition of 19-years of workshops throughout South Africa.
Valuable tips for writers and filmmakers. Read more
Designed 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.
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.
Stop obsessing over writing a film, novel or play and focus your attention on writing the perfect story. Read more
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.
Valuable Tips For Writers From Veteran Filmmaker Jans Rautenbach. Read more