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Writing Your First Screenplay: 9 Session Beginners Workshop

2 Nov 2017 to 5 Apr 2018
Fortnightly Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Learn the art of screenwriting and complete a first draft feature script in this fortnightly writing workshop.
Event type: 
Film, Theatre, Workshop/Seminar
Toi Poneke
61/69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011


Want to get into feature film or television writing but don’t know where to start? Daunted by the idea of completing a full-length screenplay and revising it through multiple drafts? Want to get feedback on your work in a supportive environment with other emerging writers? Then this 9-session workshop is for you!

This intensive workshop will guide writers through the basics of writing a screenplay all the way through to a completed draft that has been workshopped extensively by their peers in the group.

The workshop will take place over nine fortnightly sessions. The first four sessions (taking place in 2017) will cover craft and the fundamentals of writing, and the second five sessions (taking place in early 2018) will be about workshopping and improving each other’s first draft screenplays.


Rene Le Bas was born in New Zealand and grew up in the United States. At 19, he returned to New Zealand where he fell in love with his home country and discovered a passion for screenwriting. He has since been a Volunteer Associate in Gibson Group's development team, and earned a Master's in Creative Writing at Victoria University's International Institute of Modern Letters.

Rene has written two feature film projects for Producer Murray Francis (The World's Fastest Indian), been shortlisted in Playmarket's 'Playwrights Before 25' competition, and won the 'Eat Your Words' short story competition. This year, Rene was a Seed Grant Recipient and was nominated twice in the SWANZ Awards for 'Best Unproduced TV Pilot' where he won the category for his script, 'Saviour.'


To register your interest and receive a detailed programme, please contact Rene Le Bas (renelebas89@gmail.com). There are still a few spots available, so get in quick!


2nd November 2017
16th November 2017
30th November 2017
14th December 2017

--Holiday Break/Writing First Drafts—

8th February 2018
22nd February 2018
8th March 2018
22nd March 2018
5th April 2018

Written by

Rene Le Bas

13 Oct 2017

I'm a Wellington-based Writer, Script Consultant, Tutor, and Writing Workshop Facilitator.