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Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Date: 13 May, 2020

Cost: $100

Event Category: Workshops

Website: https://surplace.co/portfolio-posts/make-a-scene/

Location: OnlineView map

Organizer: Sur Place Media, info@surplace.co, View Organizer Website

The devil is in the details, and never is that more true than in the movies. The single most important building block to a successful screenplay is a scene, so in this workshop we will explore how to write a great one.

We will discuss how to give each scene a strong arc, making sure that it pushes the overall story forward, while revealing character through action and dialogues. We will discuss how to deal with exposition, character descriptions, action, formatting and finally how to write believable and entertaining dialogues. Participants will workshop scenes from their projects, learning what makes a scene great and what to do to make it even better The workshop runs for 4 weeks, two hours per session.

Who Should Take This Workshop?

This workshop is open to any experience level. Small groups ensure that each student has their voice heard and their needs met. Whether you’re looking to connect over shared interests, develop your craft, or looking for feedback on a project, this is the workshop for you.

Wiebke von Carolsfeld is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, who has directed three critically acclaimed theatrical feature films (Marion Bridge, STAY, The Saver), Her films have played at festivals around the world (TIFF, Rotterdam (competition), Karlovy Vary, Sydney, Pusan etc), winning many awards including Best First Feature at TIFF. Claremont, her first novel, was published to much acclaim in the fall of 2019. The German edition, by Kiepenheuer&Witsch, is forthcoming.

Please Note

Live and participatory, these video conference workshops are limited to 4-8 participants, to ensure everyone gets the most out of each session. Participants are expected to attend all four weekly sessions.

Flexible Scheduling and Registration

Three possible schedules, to be confirmed:
Schedule A: Tuesday, April 21, May 5, 12, 19, from 10 am – 12 pm
Schedule B: TBD
Schedule C: Wednesday, May 13, 20, June 3,10, from 3 pm – 5 pm

Use the ticket link to pick your preferred schedule(s). Based on the sign-ups we receive we’ll coordinate the workshop schedule and send you an invite (within 7 days). If you agree to join, then it’s booked and we’ll send an invoice for $100.


Since this workshop takes place online, participants will need to download Zoom for video conferencing and have access to a laptop.

Click here to download Zoom: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting


Join Waitlist We will inform you of any newly available spots for this workshop via email. Please note: once you receive the notice of availability, you will have 48hrs to register —or 24hrs if the workshop begins in a week or less— before the spot is made available to the next person.
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