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The Writing Studio is one of the most active independent training initiatives in Africa for writers and filmmakers.

Our website offers a valuable resource for those interested in the craft of writing and the art of filmmaking.

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You have a story locked up inside you that The Write Journey will unleash and guide you from inspiration to writing the first 10 pages of a story the world wants to experience. Read more

The Write Novel is an interactive course for writers who would like to write a book. Read more

Do you need help with your writing?

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The South African documentary My Octopus Teacher has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Feature category. Read interview with documentary filmmaker Craig Foster

New Film Releases

In Maya the Bee – The Golden Orb, Maya’s world expands even further, pulling the rug of familiarity from under her feet as she journeys to a completely new land

In the glossy action-thriller Vanquish a mother is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her,

The Space-Epic Voyagers is about a group of extraordinary young people waking up to sensual desires, to freedom, to power, and the thrilling euphoria that goes with that experience.

Judas and the Black Messiah – An important historical film about a man searching for his own version of the American Dream

In the excellent Nomadland  Frances McDormand plays a woman who embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. 

Free Met Opera Streamings

Week 58 of free Nightly Opera Streams celebrates virtue, freedom, and the power of the human spirit. Enjoy a remarkable lineup of inspiring operas, including never-before-streamed telecasts of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra and Beethoven’s Fidelio. Read more

Writing The Perfect Story

The Write Journey is an interactive course for writers who would like to write a screenplay for feature film or television, and is ideal for novelists and playwrights. Read more

Genre is word that often creeps into writing and can be easily misunderstood or misread. Read more

The Dialogue Of Stories

Each each story has its own unique dialogue between itself and its readers. Read more

Common Screenwriting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Here are common slip-ups to steer clear of when crafting your masterpiece. Read more

A visual guide to The Language Of Film

Film, like speech and writing, has a unique language. Read more

The Art Of Screenwriting and Filmmaking

Latest and Upcoming Films

South African Filmmaking

The ABC of Getting Your Story from Page to Screen

A screenplay is a part of the package, the first element in the movie business. Read more

Story Editing & Polishing

If you want your script or manuscript polished professionally, The Writing Studio will turn your copy into exciting and thrilling narrative. Read more

Writers On Writing

Hemingway’s Advice on Writing, Ambition, and the Art of Revision. Read more

Valuable Tips and Advice for writers

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

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer. Read more

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with filmmaker Gavin Hood about screenwriting and filmmaking