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Introduction to Story Structure

June 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Red River College – Princess Street Campus, Room P318Untitled



During this evening workshop participants will attend an introductory lecture about story structure and the rewriting process. This session is designed for individuals who are interested in learning more about structure and the rewriting process.

The instructor will be using video clips from feature films and television series and other visual examples to illustrate concepts of screenwriting. All participants will get the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback during this evening session.

This workshop is open to the public and available to participants of all skill levels.


About the Instructor

Marlene Rodgers is a writer, producer, and story editor based in Vancouver, Canada, who loves to help other filmmakers bring their stories to fruition.   As a story editor, she has worked extensively with feature filmmakers on character-based drama, but has also brought her talents to comedy, documentary and lifestyle programming for the Food Network, OWN and Investigation Discovery.

Marlene began her career in film in Toronto in the late 80s, working as an executive at Telefilm, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the CBC Movies and Mini-series unit. Since returning to Vancouver, Marlene has focused on story editing and teaching screenwriting at organizations such as the Canadian Film Centre, the National Screen Institute and Praxis.

Marlene wrote and produced the short film, Foxy Lady, Wild Cherry, which played in several festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand, and was sold to broadcasters internationally.  She also produced the short, Cleveland Wood’s Last Day On Earth, which was exhibited and broadcast internationally, and co-wrote the feature screenplay, Skin To Skin, which was shortlisted for the Sundance Writers Lab.




Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy 

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrollment may be limited.
  • Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours.
  • We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.
  • Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.


Course Registration

Registration can be done in one of two ways:

In Person – cash, cheque, VISA and MasterCard, and debit are accepted. (Please make cheques payable to Film Training Manitoba.) Our offices are located at 100 – 62 Albert Street, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

By Phone – VISA and MasterCard only. Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.


Cancellation Policy

  • Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.
  • No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.
  • Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is canceled will receive a full refund.


Breaks and refreshments

Light refreshments will be provided.



June 13, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Film Training Manitoba


Red River College – Princess Street Campus, Room P318
160 Princess Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K9 Canada
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