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Beginner's Guide to: Writing a Perfect Scene ONLINE

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This 3 hour online writing workshop takes you through the basics of how to create scenes that stand out and move your audience.

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Writing a screenplay can be hard work.

And given screenplays are simply a string of connected scenes that tell a story knowing how to write a scene is vital!

Knowing how to make your scenes better even more so.

Writing a Perfect Scene takes you through the basics of how to create scenes that stand out and make the audience feel.

Nobody watches a film or TV episode to analyse scene structure, they watch to be moved and wowed.

In this 3 hour online intensive, you’ll learn:

• The vital elements of a great scene.

• The different types of scenes

• How to construct a great scene that evokes emotion

• How to improve your description/big print

• How to improve your dialogue

• How to identify the conflict in your scene

• The difference between preparing a scene and writing it.

• How to critically rewrite your scenes to make them sing.

• We’ll break down and analyse existing scenes to show you how to improve your own writing.

If you want to pay in installments - get in touch jz@theziggur.at

Kathryn's screenwriting workshop was brilliant. I loved learning from her and would sit at the front of the class, furiously jotting down notes like a nerd. Kathryn has a natural ability to connect with an audience. She teaches with patience and humour and I'd recommend the workshop for anyone wanting to learn more about screenwriting.” Jaquie Brown – Presenter, Actor, Screenwriter

"I feel like I learned years of knowledge in two days. It was incredible so stop reading this and go sign up!" Francesca Wen Xiu Logan - Aspiring Screenwriter

Who is this workshop for?

Newer screenwriters or industry professionals who are looking to up-skill.

How does this sound?

  • A fun, supportive learning environment. (No pressure to share.)
  • Clear, practical information and advice from an industry insider.
  • Guidance on making sure your idea is cinematic.
  • Learn what differentiates a screenplay from other forms of writing - and what that means for the screenwriter.
  • Insights to help you avoid newbie mistakes from the get-go.
  • Instruction on how screenplay stories are put together.
  • Invaluable story exercises designed to help you develop your kick-ass story.
  • E-notes and handouts.
  • Did I mention that it's fun?

"Kathryn Burnett is the bombdiggity. She brings amazing experience, intelligence, and passion to her teaching. She has a comprehensive understanding of movies, cinema history, and storytelling technique, and is effective and engaging when sharing that knowledge with her students. Kathryn is to storytelling tutors as Carlos the Jackal is to international assassins. I can't recommend her highly enough." Steve Barr - screenwriter, producer, and development executive

Facilitator: Kathryn Burnett

Kathryn is an award-winning screenwriter who has worked in the NZ television/film industry for over 20 years. She has significant television and film credits and has developed numerous television series for NZ’s major production companies. Her most recently produced TV projects include – “Fresh Eggs,” “The Sounds” and multi-award-winning “The Cul de Sac.” She is also on the development team for an HBO sci-fi series and has a comedy series in development with Warner Brothers.

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What people are saying:

“Kathryn’s course is a must for any newbie. It’s a fast, furious and funny two days – I can’t wait to get started on my first feature.” Eryn Wilson – Actor/Writer/Director

“Fantastic array of information. It’s so helpful to get to look “under the bonnet” of a film and see all the moving parts. This will save hours of time in avoiding the pitfalls.” Cindy Mullins – Publishing Agent

"Loved it! Kathryn gets straight to the point and gives clear, practical advice about screenwriting. She demystifies the process." Rebecca Barry Hill - Journalist/Screenwriter


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Age minimum is 16.(But contact me if you'd like to discuss!)

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

If the event is cancelled by organiser, participants will receive a full and automatic refund. If cancelled by the participant - cancellation must be 30 days prior to the event to receive a full refund. If cancellation is less than 30 days - a 50% fee refund is available at the facilitator's discretion.

What do I need to bring?

Pen and paper - and a laptop if you prefer.

What's the situation re: catering?

Morning and afternoon tea is provided on both days.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Transferrable to another person - yes. Another event - no. (But please check with us.)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you'll be on our list. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the actual attendee. Is that okay? Yes. (We will check but people often buy this workshop for someone as a present.)

I’m interested in screenwriting – is this for me?

If you’re a brand new writer this is a great foundation course for all forms of screenwriting.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us, right HERE

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