Making a Scene: A Screenwriting Workshop [Live & Online]

The devil is in the details, and never is that more true than in the movies. The single most important building block to a successful screenplay is a scene, so in this workshop we will explore how to write a great one.

We will discuss how to give each scene a strong arc, making sure that it pushes the overall story forward, while revealing character through action and dialogues. We will discuss how to deal with exposition, character descriptions, action, formatting and finally how to write believable and entertaining dialogues. Participants will workshop scenes from their projects, learning what makes a scene great and what to do to make it even better The workshop runs for 4 weeks, two hours per session.

Who Should Take This Workshop?

This workshop is open to any experience level. Small groups ensure that each student has their voice heard and their needs met. Whether you're looking to connect over shared interests, develop your craft, or looking for feedback on a project, this is the workshop for you.

Wiebke von Carolsfeld is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, who has directed three critically acclaimed theatrical feature films (Marion Bridge, STAY, The Saver), Her films have played at festivals around the world (TIFF, Rotterdam (competition), Karlovy Vary, Sydney, Pusan etc), winning many awards including Best First Feature at TIFF. Claremont, her first novel, was published to much acclaim in the fall of 2019. The German edition, by Kiepenheuer&Witsch, is forthcoming.

Please Note

Live and participatory, these video conference workshops are limited to 4-8 participants, to ensure everyone gets the most out of each session. Participants are expected to attend all four weekly sessions.


Thursday, June 18, 2 pm – 4 pm
Thursday, June 25, 2 pm – 4 pm
Thursday, July 2, 2 pm – 4 pm
Thursday, July 9, 2 pm – 4 pm

Use the ticket link to register. We'll send you an invite (within 7 days). If you agree to join, then it's booked and we'll send an invoice for $150.


Since this workshop takes place online, participants will need to download Zoom for video conferencing and have access to a laptop. Click here to download Zoom.

June 18, 2020 at 2:00pm - July 16, 2020
Online (Zoom)
5585 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC H2V 4S8
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Sur Place Media ·
$150.00 CAD · Purchase tickets

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