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Screen Story Analysis and Development Workshop

Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Screen Story Analysis and Development Workshop

Join acclaimed filmmaker Charles Wilkinson (Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World, Vancouver: No Fixed Address) for a screen story workshop.  Bring your film idea in.  Charles will discuss it in an open setting using the insights gained from working with numerous commissioning producers at a wide variety of studios & networks over several decades.  The objective is to work with the participating filmmakers to polish their ideas, finding in them the kinds of story concepts and approaches that tend to win appeal with financiers and most importantly festival, theatrical & TV audiences.

Charles Wilkinson Bio
Charles was born in the Eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains. He began entertaining professionally as a singer at the age of 8. A regular on a popular TV variety show he recorded, toured and performed more or less continuously until the age of 18 when he quit school and drove his battered MG to the west coast.

He spent the better part of the next decade travelling, working as a welder, mechanic, carpenter, guitar instructor, writer, logger, photographer and off-the-grid log builder. He somehow convinced a university to accept him, earned a BA in filmmaking & communications, directed a very successful documentary for the NFB prior to graduating, and went on to direct several decades worth of feature films, US network TV movies, episodic series and documentaries. Charles enrolled again in university, earned an MBA in film & creative writing, had 2 books published and returned his focus to where it started – social commentary pov documentary.

Charles lives and works on a coastal inlet near Vancouver, Canada.

  • Instructed by: Charles Wilkinson
  • Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre - Classroom A
  • Cost: $30/ $20 YFS Production Members
  • Prequisites:
  • What to Bring: A documentary or fiction story idea that you are developing.
  • Seats available: 15

How to Register

Call Takashi at YFS: 393-3456

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