The Writing Studio

Company Information

Contact Person:

Daniel Dercksen

Phone:

0724741079

Accreditations

Since he launched The Writing Studio 18 years ago Daniel Dercksen has presented over 800 workshops in scriptwriting and creative writing throughout South Africa.
As a published playwright, writer and movie journalist, he is a qualified ETD Practitioner (Education, Training and Development) - accredited by SAQA (The South African Qualifications Authority) - working in accordance with the principles of the Department of Education and focusing on outcomes-based education, training and development, and has been involved in movie journalism for more than 20 years.
As founder of The Writing Studio, he has been teaching workshops in scriptwriting and creative writing during the past eight years throughout South Africa and launched an evening course in scriptwriting at the City Varsity Film TV and Multimedia School in Cape Town.
He presented a Master Class for Screenwriters for the Talent Campus at the Sithengi Film and TV Market in Cape Town in November 2006, and facilitated a Directing Actors workshop with acclaimed actor Eriq Ebouaney.
In December 2007 he was invited to present a third week long workshop at the Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre in Kwa Mashu as part of their annual Kwa Mashu Film Festival

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About

We believe that success is measured in results, and that the satisfaction of our learners will result in success.

The Writing Studio is a Studio - offering training and tuition in writing for film, television, stage and fiction, and filmmaking - and an Agency - facilitating the needs between writers and producers/publishers and the development of scripts and manuscripts.

Through developing the write attitude and vision, The Writing Studio empowers writers and filmmakers and fosters the growth of the film and television industries, theatre, journalism and publishers in South Africa.

The Writing Studio is committed to the art of writing and the craft of filmmaking, turning ideas into words, and words into images and action.

2010 marks the 16th year of The Writing Studio's existence.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

In 1994 The Writing Studio was created in Durban by Daniel Dercksen, calling together aspirant writers who were interested in developing their craft. It found a permanent home in Cape Town in 1998 when filmmaker Dirk de Villiers offered to host the workshops at C-Films at the Longkloof Studios and has evolved into regular workshops hosted by the SABC in Cape Town and Auckland Park.

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS

During this period workshops in scriptwriting, creative writing and filmmaking have been presented throughout South Africa, as well as courses at The University of the Orange Free State, the Newtown Film School in Gauteng, and City Varsity's Film TV and Multimedia School in Cape Town.

As a leading independent training initiative, The Writing Studio continuous to develop write attitude and vision.

At the end of 2009 The Writing Studio celebrated its 500th.

The Writing Studio also presented a Master Class for Screenwriters at the Talent Campus at the 2006 Sithengi Film and TV Market.; and a workshop at the Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre at the annual Kwa Mashu Film Festival in Durban.

OUTREACH WORK

It is important for The Writing Studio to involve itself in outreach programmes, giving aspirant writers from all cultures the opportunity to develop their craft and find their voice as writers in a multi-cultural society.

Some of the outreach work that The Writing Studio has been involved in and actively pursues, are voluntary workshops for pensioners of the University of the Third Age, students from the Newtown Film School, the vibrant Tau Tsa Seboka writers' group in the township of Tembisa, the Kwa Mashu Film Festival in Durban, and the.Cape Film Commission's Ikapa Youth Film Festival.

Address

Physical Address

203 Sonvida

Somerset Road

GreenPoint

CAPE TOWN

8005

Western Cape

Postal Address

203 Sonvida

Somerset Road

CAPE TOWN

8005

Other Locations

Green Point

Contact Person:

Daniel  Dercksen

Position:

Phone:

O724741079

Physical Address

203 Son Vida

Somerset Road

GreenPoint

CAPE TOWN

8005

Western Cape

Postal Address

203 Sonvida Somerset Road

Green Point

CAPE TOWN

8005


Johannesburg

Contact Person:

Daniel Dercksen

Position:

Phone:

O724741079

Physical Address

Annie Malan Promotions Willowview

Burnside Isle

Craighall Park

JOHANNESBURG

2196

Gauteng

Postal Address

Annie Malan Promotions Willowview

Craighall Park

JOHANNESBURG

2196


Courses

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