Script reading & consultation

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. It could mean the end of your story and your career as a writer if you hand poorly written and undeveloped projects over to producers, directors, publishers or potential investors.  Read more

The Write Trainer – One-on-one coaching sessions

In an age where everyone makes regular trips to their local gym to stay healthy, it is important for writers to keep writing effectively and remain in a perfect state of creative health; where ideas flow freely and projects are completed. The Writing Studio’s mentoring entails informal communication, face-to-face, one-on-one coaching or online and via Skype with qualified Education and Training practitioner Daniel Dercksen, a published playwright, scriptwriter and journalist who has been teaching workshops in scriptwriting and creative writing the past 19 years, and has been a film and theatre journalist for 30 years. Read more

The Write Agency – Transforming Words Into Action

It has never been a more fruitful time to be a storyteller in South Africa.

As one of the most active independent training initiative in South Africa, The Writing Studio has been presenting workshops and courses in screenwriting and filmmaking throughout South Africa during the past 19 years with the aim of developing the craft of writers and filmmakers. The 19 years saw the birth of many new, original scripts that echo the unique voice of South African writers, with stories reflecting specific cultures, experiences and histories that embrace universal qualities.

Without an audience the creative act is pointless.In order to reach an audience and potential investors/ producers we have to develop the scripts that have been completed or are in development.  Read more