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FTM’s Story Consultant Session with Carl Gottlieb

July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Online: One-on-one, 45 minute Skype Session



About the workshop

Six Manitoba-based screenwriters will receive a 45-minute, one-on-one Skype session with veteran screenwriter and instructor Carl Gottlieb. After reading the submitted screenplays, the instructor and participants will have a writing session aimed at developing the participant’s skills. During the session the instructor will provide notes on the submitted screenplay and the participants will receive general professional career advise.

This training session is juried and is open to six (6) participants total. All applicants must have a minimum of five years of media production experience, and/or be a member or permit of IATSE 856, IATSE 669, ACTRA, DGC, WGC and/or the MWG. All applicants must be Manitoba residents. The instructor will provide the selected writer with a date and time between July 23 to July 27, 2018.

Required materials
Participants must submit the following application materials:
– A one-page cover letter with full contact information (phone number and email address). This letter should detail the stage the script is currently in. Writers are to detail their perceived weakness on the project and how they can benefit from this lab (80 word maximum).

– A current CV detailing the participants training and work experience in media productions. (Four page maximum).

– A PDF version of your script with the participants name and contact details of screenwriters. Scripts must be (a minimum of 80 to 120 pages maximum) and use of proper screenwriting formatting such as movie magic screenwriter and/or final draft.

The deadline to submit the required materials is July 10th, 2018 at 12pm (CT). Late applications will not be accepted.  All materials must be sent to: info@filmtraining.mb.ca

Participant eligibility:

  • This training is targeted for industry professionals that have experience in the professional media production industry.
  • All genres are eligible and must be market driven narrative projects.
  • The participants must be based in Manitoba.
  • Projects with or without equity investment and/or distribution commitments are eligible.
  • A maximum of 2 screenwriters per project will be allowed to take part in the Skype session.
  • Submitted projects should be at a minimum of a second draft stage.


About the Instructor
Carl Gottlieb is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and author. In addition to the Jawsscreenplay, which was nominated for a Golden Globe and a British Academy Award, he co-wrote The Jerk, Jaws 2, Dr. Detroit, Jaws 3D, Which Way Is Up, and Caveman, which he also directed.

His books include the bestseller Long Time Gone: The Autobiography of David Crosby (with David Crosby) and the acclaimed Jaws Log. He came to Hollywood from New York via San Francisco, where he was an improvisational actor with the famed satirical revue The Committee, and won an Emmy for writing The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS.

For television, Gottlieb has written for The Odd Couple, All in the Family, and The Bob Newhart Show. He directed The Absent-Minded Waiter, a comedy short featuring Steve Martin that was nominated for an Academy Award.

Gottlieb has taught advanced screenwriting at Columbia University, USC, the University of Miami,
& the American Film Institute.



Film Training Manitoba is committed to creating an inclusive and healthy workplace where participants, instructors, and staff are treated with dignity and respect. We will not tolerate any forms of harassment and reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment.



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, VISA and MasterCard, and debit are accepted. 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.





July 23, 2018
July 27, 2018