|Wendall Thomas, UCLA Screenwriting Lecturer, is returning to Queensland for the launch of the
SQ Screenwriting Lecture Series 2018-19
Following her fully-booked Queensland workshop in late 2017, Wendall Thomas is returning to Queensland on Tuesday 11 December – Thursday 13 December at the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm, Brisbane to begin the first of a series of six screenwriting lectures to run over a two-year period.
Wendall Thomas has earned an international reputation of being a master of story, character and structure. She currently teaches in the Graduate Film School at UCLA, lectures internationally on screenwriting, and has worked as an entertainment reporter, development executive, script consultant, and film and television writer for companies including Disney, Showtime, A&E, NBC, and Warner Brothers.
Tuesday 11 December – Thursday 13 December 2018
9.00am – 5.00pm
Rooftop Terrace, Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington Street, New Farm
Tickets are limited and cost $58.84 per day or $116.59 for all three days (includes Eventbrite administration fees.)
Tuesday 11 December 2018
Creating Great Relationships on the Small Screen: I Love Lucy to Breaking Bad
Television writing has always been about relationships: from the best friends of I Love Lucy, the warring mother and daughter in Kath and Kim to the mismatched drug dealers of Breaking Bad and everything in between. This lecture will examine the interplay and evolution of the characters’ reactions to each other, and the tensions in the ensemble, that keep us coming back week after week or binging for 13 hours in one day.
Wednesday 12 December 2018
You Talkin’ to Me? Creating Memorable Film Voices
Drawing on the masters of character and dialogue, from Billy Wilder and James L. Brooks to Charlie Kaufmann, the Coen Brothers, and The Wire’s David Simon, this seminar will examine a variety of tools and approaches to developing unique, memorable main and secondary character’s voices for both film and television.
Thursday 13 December 2018
Making a Scene: The Magic & Mechanics of Scene Structure
This workshop will focus on the internal workings of scene writing as well as the myriad ways scenes can be used to improve the overall structure, emotion and pace of any script. We’ll draw on examples ranging from classics like To Have and Have Not and Don’t Look Now, to last year’s Get Out.
Image: Wendall Thomas
About Wendall Thomas:
Wendall Thomas teaches at the Graduate Film School at UCLA, lectures internationally on screenwriting, and has worked as an entertainment reporter, development executive, script consultant, and film and television writer for companies including Disney, Showtime, A&E, NBC, and Warner Brothers. Her novel Lost Luggage was nominated for Lefty and Macavity Awards for Best Debut Mystery of 2017 and her short fiction has appeared in the crime anthologies Ladies Night (2015), Last Resort (2017), and Murders A-Go-Gos (2019).