January 11th at 7:00PM
$25 regular rate
$20 for any Manitoba students
Register online here
About the lecture:
This 90-minute screenwriting lecture will cover screenwriting basics touching on different genres and the state of the market in Canada. There’ll time at the end for a Q&A as well.
About the instructor:
Linda Coffey is one of the very few story editors in Canada to have worked successfully in every aspect of both film and television development and production. After working as consultant to the Faculty of Commerce at UBC, Linda spent eight years as an Executive Script Consultant in charge of western-based drama development for the CBC. Here she was responsible for the development and production of both series and movie projects.
Coffey left to have children and to again pursue her own writing. She has story edited and consulted on hundreds of hours of television and feature film projects. She was a freelance external drama consultant for the CBC (2003-2007) the only outside drama consultant the CBC has ever contracted. She was also an external project analyst with Telefilm for 12 years. She has also written a number of commissioned scripts for documentary films, feature films and television series. She was the creator of a children’s multi media web based environmental series. Linda has several projects currently in development. Linda has also designed and taught a number of Workshops and Master classes for film and television Writers and Directors. She has been a Guest Mentor with WIDC since 2006.