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Beginner's Guide to Webseries

Beginner's Guide to Webseries
9 May 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Saturday 9 May March
A dynamic one day ONLINE workshop designed to show participants how to create a web series and start writing it!
Event type: 
Film, Workshop/Seminar
Earlybird $225 General $275.00
Your Place
Auckland, Waikato


Come with your awesome idea. And spend the day developing your webseries...

Due to COVID19 - this workshop is now LIVE STREAMING

A web series is a series of short episodes and is a great way to get attention by showcasing your dramatic or comedic work as a writer or director or actor.

But as with any show (big or small) your audience craves good storytelling. So we’ll be showing you the nuts and bolts of creating a webseries – and then digging into how to structure a kickass first episode.

If you’ve been wanting to create your own web series , but not sure how to start or if you’re on the right track then this web series workshop is for you.

Participants (that’s you, aspiring writer) will:

  • Learn proper script length for each genre (5 – 15 pages)
  • Learn how to develop a premise and compelling characters
  • Learn how to write for an inexpensive budget
  • Learn particular aspects of specific genres (comedy, drama, thrillers, etc.)
  • Learn how to create a story arc over your episodes (webisodes)
  • Get tips about how to fund your series.
  • Leave with a clear idea about what your series is about
  • Leave with a basic episode 1 outline.

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 – TVNZ telefeature "Tender Trap",  “Fresh Eggs,” “The Sounds” and “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.

What people are saying:

"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

“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 she provides cake for morning tea! I'd recommend the workshop for anyone wanting to learn more about screenwriting.” Jaquie Brown – Presenter, Actor, Screenwriter

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

Written by

Kathryn Burnett

25 Feb 2020