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Plot Your Script in 2 Days!

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An intensive writing bootcamp that takes your film idea from premise to story outline in just 2 days!

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Want to turbo boost that screenplay?

Then buckle in and let's get cracking.

PLOT is a focused and intensive plotting workshop.

Nope, not a screenwriting class, a plotting bootcamp.

If you've been sitting on a film idea and making excuses why this isn't a good time to start then this workshop is sooo for you.

The perfect time to start never comes so let's just get into it!

By joining us at Plot you will...

- Work alongside other screenwriters

- Receive professional guidance and support throughout the two days.

- Get your new story outlined in two super focused days.

- Leave the workshop with a structured story outline

- Get your screenplay started!

Facilitated by award-winning screenwriter Kathryn Burnett, this workshop assists participants to clarify their premise then plot their story outline BEFORE they start writing scenes.

AND because it's live - you have professional guidance all along the way.

Why Kathryn is the right person to take you through this process...

She has worked as a professional screenwriter and consultant for over 20 years and has helped numerous screenwriters improve their work and get produced. She has been teaching screenwriting for a decade and people really enjoy her classes.


What you can expect...

- A pre-workshop Friday Night Group Zoom (May 7) to discuss, define and clarify your premise before we start work

- 6 Intensive Plotting Sessions over 2 days that will take your idea from premise to story outline.

- Opportunities to ask for pro advice.

- Great coffee breaks (You'll need them!)

- To discover how proper story planning is key to a solid first draft - and how a well structured story plan or story map will save you so much time.

And if you prefer weekly installments - we can help! Get in touch

Facilitator: Kathryn Burnett - BIO HERE

Kathryn is without question an industry insider. She has been a professional working screenwriter and script consultant for over 20 years. As an award-winning writer who has worked across short film, features and TV - she is also a regular assessor for various industry programmes and serves on the NZWG board.

Her most recent work includes The Tender Trap (TVNZ telefeature), Under The Vines, My Life is Murder, Black Hands, Fresh Eggs, The Cul de Sac and The Sounds. She currently has two feature films in development and is eagerly awaiting the production of her latest play.

Got questions? Get in touch.

Who is this workshop for?

This is for you if ...

- You are a newer screenwriter or industry professional who has already started their screenwriting career or have undertaken training as a screenwriter.

- You are an experienced screenwriter with a brand new film idea you want to kick start. (Short or feature.)

- You've been sitting on a screenplay idea and just can't seem to start.

- You've started a screenplay but know you need to fix the plot.

Short on time? It is designed to help you break the story of your feature or short film in double time.

Absolutely brand new? This isn't quite right for you. Try our Screenwriting 101

If you're looking for a specific TV writing workshop or a brand new beginner's course - please check out our other screenwriting workshops here -

Want to buy this programme as gift for the writer in your life? Get in touch -

What Do You Bring to The Table?

A film idea, great internet connection and a commitment to focus heart and soul on your story. Availability to attend all sessions and basic screenwriting know-how.

What People Are Saying...

“Working one-on-one with Kathryn has been nothing short of empowering, guiding me with honesty and practical support to get around tight corners. She’s reassuring, a great sounding board, and offers a fresh outlook on the craft.” Jamie Lawrence – Screenwriter/Director (Cub)

"Kathryn quickly and deeply got to the heart of my script. She is a constructive problem solver and offered practical solutions to assist me where I was stuck. Her feedback is honest and provocative - I came out invigorated and with fresh eyes and a new perspective on my work." Claire van Beek (Daniel)

"Kathryn delivered a brilliant workshop to our 10 documentary teams for Loading Docs 2016, it was instrumental in taking every idea to a new level. Her workshop enabled teams to tease out each narrative and come to a much deeper understanding of the stories they wanted to tell. The electricity in the room was palpable as they distilled their stories and unearthed new layers of connection." Nia Phipps - Project Manager/Producer - Notable Pictures

“I’ve gone from being too intimidated to write a scene, to feeling equipped to take on a feature! Thanks so much!” – Angus Dreaver

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

“Congrats on a great workshop. I’ve done a few and think yours is by far one of the most comprehensive. Really enjoyed it - you really know your stuff. " - Scott Butler - Advertising Director

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

"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

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