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Writing for Television and Web-Series 9-Session Workshop, Wellington

2 Jul 2018 to 29 Oct 2018
Mondays 6:30pm-8:30pm
A comprehensive insight and tips on writing drama for mini-series, web series, and long-form television
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$160 for all 9 sessions
Community Room, Toi Poneke Arts Centre
61 Abel Smith st


Writing for Television and Web-Series

9-Session Workshop

Please note - there are only 2 spots left!

This nine-session workshop will offer comprehensive insight and tips on writing drama for mini-series, web series, and long-form television.

The first four sessions will delve into character, premise, and developing series outlines. This will be followed by a three-week break where workshop participants will work on their pilot scripts. In the following five sessions, each participant will have their pilot script workshopped by the group.

Workshop Facilitator Rene Le Bas is a winner and three-time finalist for Best Unproduced TV Pilot at the SWANZ awards. He is a Seed Grant recipient, and has worked in writer’s rooms for Casey Zilbert and Steve Barr, as well as series three of TV2’s The Cul de Sac. Rene has led several EAT Writers groups.


Monday 2 July

Introductions. Designing story engine for ongoing series.

Series and mini-series.

Monday 16 July


Series bibles/outlines

Monday 30th July

Structure and formula


Monday 13th August

Proof of concept, shorts, and web series.


Monday 10th September

Collaborative development, and running a writer’s table.

First peer workshop

Monday 24th September

Writing for already established series.

Second peer workshop

Monday 8th October

Bibles and proposals revisited

Third peer workshop

Monday 15th October

Story generation for series two and beyond

Fourth peer workshop

Monday 29th October

Final session.

Debrief and industry opportunities


This course will be limited to a maximum of twelve participants.

To register your interest, please email renelebas89@gmail.com with a short bio outlining your writing experience.

Written by

Emerging Artists Trust (EAT)

22 Jun 2018

Emerging Artists Trust runs a Mentoring Programme for emerging artists in all areas of film, theatre and visual arts. EAT has an annual grant round for Wellington based practitioners. The 2018 round will be open for applications in late April 2018.