CHINESE SCRIPTWRITING FOR OTT MOVIE

(Mandarin) (Online)


网络电影编剧入门 (华语)(在线课程)

化新点子为文字      编写影像新世纪

Love writing but NEED SOME tips to write for the screen? Aspire to transform ideas to scripts that SELL in the China market? 

This course equips you with the techniques on writing a screenplay for an over-the-top service (OTT) within three months. Helmed by well-known China OTT screenwriters and a local award-winning scriptwriter, the industry experts will guide you into the writing of treatment, techniques for screenwriting, creating specific components of scriptwriting for OTT, and developing a full-length screenplay.

You will take part in a hands-on workshop where our trainers will coach you on screenwriting; and one-to-one clinic to fine-tune your treatment and script. 

你的故事有可能成为下一部爆款网络电影。

你热爱写作吗?你想掌握撰写影视剧本的实战技巧吗?如果你有满腹新鲜有趣的创意,何不将它们汇集起来写成剧本,投入中文影视圈成为炙手可热的新晋编剧?

 

新加坡义安理工学院与长信传媒携手联办本地首创网络电影编剧课程。为期三个月,学员们将在海内外著名编剧亲授各种撰写剧本的技巧下,在课程结束前完成网络电影剧本 (Over-the-top Service, 简称 OTT) 。由多位中国知名网络剧编剧及本地金牌影视编剧组成的坚强师资,带领学员解剖中国网络电影和网络剧的趋势与结构。从构思、梗概大纲,到分场、人物设计,带领学员一步步完成剧本

 

本课程着重实践性教学及一对一专业指导,编剧导师们将针对学员们的作品进行诊断、指导。

*This course is supported for up to 90% subsidy under the IMDA Talent-Assistance (T-Assist).  

Specially for SEPs, upgrade your skills  and receive up to $11/hour of training support! 

Malaysians  can apply for 70% subsidy, sponsored by G.H.Y Culture & Media and Iskandar Malaysia Studios.

Terms and conditions apply.

Supported by:

T-Assist/FY19/MR/19-08/001

TRAINERS' PROFILE

Overseas trainers might be replaced due to their availability and workload.

Guest Speaker

GUO JING YU

郭靖宇

GUO JING YU 郭靖宇 entered the Chengde drama troupe as an actor when he was only 18 years old, and began his path in the television and film industry. In 1994, Guo went to Beijing and started off working as a script supervisor. He became an executive director within two years. Following that, Guo studied and practice under the guidance of famous director Huang Jianzhong, and eventually became the independent director renowned for his high-quality script and directorial work. Guo has been honoured as one of the kings of China’s television drama that consistently delivers high performance ratings and award-winning television series. From “Iron Pear” 《铁梨花》, “Red Lady” 《红娘子》, “Dog Stick” 《打狗棍》, “Brave Heart” 《勇敢的心》 to “Yangko Dance”《大秧歌》, these television series, directed by Guo, are not only legendary, but have all achieved dazzling performance ratings as well.

 

Guo’s insistence on delivering with quality is the key to him becoming the “Legendary Drama Series King” 传奇剧王. In addition to adhering to the position of delivering his legendary drama of the year, insisting on writing the script and directing himself, Guo kept pace with the times and dabbled in other fields. In 2013, he took up the role of artistic director for the web series “The Ferry Man” 《灵魂摆渡》. In 2016, he acted as the producer of the new version of “Legend of the Condor Heroes” 《射雕英雄传》 and insisted on using new actors. In the current market environment, where star power rules most of the productions, Guo’s achievement in high performance ratings, while using new comers, gives the industry glimmers of hope, allowing more practitioners to see a clear direction. In 2018, Guo released 2 television blockbusters, “The Mother’s Life” 《娘道》 and “Perfect Youth” 《最美的青春》. “Brave Heart 2” 《勇敢的心2》, “The Handsome Siblings” 《绝代双骄》were released in 2019 and “The Little Nyonya” 《小娘惹》 in July 2020.

Workshop Trainer

SUO YABIN 
索亚斌

One of the top film experts in China. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Peking University and Ph.D. in Film Studies from the Communication University of China. He is currently a professor at the Communication University of China. His works include The Aesthetic Style of Hong Kong Action Films, Appreciation of Classical Film & Teleplay Works, History of Chinese Animation Films, Types and Authors: A Study of Commercial Aesthetics of Contemporary Chinese Films. He worked as the planner, the host and the guest of film channel’s programme such as "A Good Film Contract" and "Today's Film Review". He also participated in the script and project planning for Zhang Yimou and Jiang Wen’s well-known film works. He served as the judges of Shanghai International Film Festival, Beijing University Film Festival, and Ten Chinese Film Selections.

Workshop Trainer

HAN BIN
韩冰 

HAN BING 韩冰 is one of the winners of the best producer awards of the 2nd True Aspiration Awards, an annual event that recognizes young talent, in Beijing on Nov 13.  She is currently the Assistant General Manager and Producer at Linghe Culture Media Shanghai Co Ltd.  Her works include: the “Darker 2” series, “The Golden Eyes”, “The Mystic Nine Tetralogy”, “Tomb of the Sea”.

Workshop Trainer

SONG CHEN 

宋辰

SONG CHEN 宋辰 is a professional scriptwriter and also a lecturer at Communication University of China (Nanjing), School of Theatre, Film & Television. She has participated in projects with Paramount Pictures and went on study trips to University of Southern California, USA and Taiwan Shixin University. She is now mostly teaching professional courses on scriptwriting for Film & TV, writing and production for short films. She also help to organise scriptwriting and filmmaking masterclasses with Sheridan College, Canada for CUC International students. 

Workshop Trainer

WANG LIN 
王林

WANG LIN 王林 holds a Master of Arts from the Communication University of China. He is the film producer, creative director currently in “Tencent Penguin Film Culture”. She was the special author of "Global Screen" and "Movie Watching". She became promotional director of Yao Chen's studio. She  also worked for famous director Peter Chen and producer Jo Jo Hui as the creative director. In recent years, She has participated in the film planning and promotion work of “Soulmate", "Love You”,“Better Days", "Li Na:My Life". Her latest work is the online movie "Secret Service Elite" series, which has more than 62 million online hits.

Workshop Trainer

LI EN-DIAN

李恩典

Li En-Dian is one of the young scriptwriters in Guo Jing Yu’s scriptwriting team.  His screenplays include TV series “Perfect Youth”, “Collateral Beauty” and movie “The Learning of Misfortune and Fortune”.

Workshop Trainer

BORIS BOO
巫培双

BORIS BOO巫培双made his directorial debut in 2009 where he co-directed "Where Got Ghost?" with Jack Neo. Prior to his film debut, Boris conceptualised and scripted numerous sitcoms, short films and variety shows in MediaCorp Studios and J Team.

In 2007, "Just Follow Law", a film that Boris wrote was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 44th Golden Horse Awards 2007. Boris also directed features such as, "Aku Tak Bodoh" (Malay remake of I Not Stupid 2), "Phua Chu Kang The Movie", "Greedy Ghost", and "Filial Party". In 2017, he directed the comedy film "Lucky Boy".

Boris recently bagged the Best Short-form Drama Serial Award in the Star Awards 2019. He was the Head Scriptwriter for the series that were streamed on MediaCorp’s online content provider MeWatch (previously known as Toggle).
Boris is also an Associate Lecturer in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, teaching modules related to directing and scriptwriting. He received the Associate Lecturer Teaching Award in 2019.
 

 

COURSE INFORMATION

COURSE TITLE

Chinese Scriptwriting for OTT Movie (Mandarin) (ONLINE)

COURSE OBJECTIVES


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the trends and development of over-the-top services (OTT) in China

  • Understand the principles of scriptwriting and storytelling

  • Develop techniques of screenwriting

  • Develop and write treatment for screenplay

  • Create the specific component of scripting for OTT: structure, dramatic composition, characterization.

  • Develop and write a screenplay for a full-length fiction for the China OTT market.

COURSE CONTENT


  • Trends in China over-the-top services (OTT) and content development 

  • Principles of scriptwriting and storytelling

  • Ideation and story development

  • Introduction to Treatment

  • Treatment development and writing

  • Treatment practice

  • Visualisation and screenplay structure

  • Theme & Characterisation 

  • Story Bible

  • Scene breakdown 

  • Scene writing

  • From treatment to scene breakdown

  • From screen breakdown to script

COURSE DATE/DURATION

Start Date: 26 September 2020 (Weekends)
End Date: 15 November 2020
Duration: 10 sessions (9am-6pm)

COURSE LOCATION

ONLINE

COURSE FEES

S$1500 (without GST)

S$1605 (with GST)

 

For Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Companies registered or incorporated in Singapore

This course is supported by Talent-Assistance (T-Assist), an initiative under IMDA’s Media Manpower Plan that aims to strengthen the media capabilities of the local workforce. Under the initiative, funding support is provided to eligible companies and individuals to encourage them to acquire deeper skills and competencies through a list of pre-approved media courses, focusing on courses at intermediate and advanced levels.

Click here for more information on T-Assist.

 

Note: Please email the category of the funding support that you are applying, together with the supporting documents to:  enquiryCET@np.edu.sg

Specially for SEPs, apply for NTUC Training Fund and receive up to $11/hour of training support! 

Click here for more information on NTUC Training Fund (SEPs).

Malaysian Citizens

This course is supported by G.H.Y Culture & Media and Iskandar Malaysia Studios.

  • 70% course fee will be co-sponsored by G.H.Y Culture & Media and Iskandar Malaysia Studios for selected applicants. Accommodation, meals and transportation are to be provided at applicant’s own expense.

  • Applicants must submit a personal profile or curriculum vitae together with their application to production@ghyculturemedia.com. It should include a portfolio of related works and letters of recommendation from professors or industry professionals.

  • Successful applicants must attain at least 75% of attendance and complete a full script at the end of the course to qualify for the subsidy.

This course is organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Humanities & Social Sciences

and G.H.Y Culture & Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd. 

 
 

COURSE SCHEDULE

TOPICS BY DATE

1st Lesson (Workshop)

12 SEP 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • China Film Market Overview

  • Trends in China over-the-top services (OTT) and content development 

  • Introduction to storytelling and scriptwriting 

  • Script writer work culture in Singapore and in China

  • Singapore Media Industry

  • Principles of scriptwriting and storytelling

  • Writing that Logline

2nd Lesson (Workshop)

13 SEP 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • Research and story development

  • Introduction to treatment writing

  • Treatment development and writing

  • From Logline to Synopsis 

3rd Lesson (Clinic)

19 SEP 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • Nuances of various storytelling media

  • The different script writing process for Film & TV and OTT

  • Visualisation and screenplay structure

  • Identify legal, ethical, regulatory or socio-political issues and guide the team to develop scripts to avoid those issues

  • Breaking down the scenes

4th Lesson (Clinic)

20 SEP 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • Story structure

  • Scene breakdown

  • Writing the scene and crafting the dialogue

EMAIL

25 SEP 2020 (FRIDAY)

  • Submit Treatment (Email) to be reviewed by China writers.

5th Lesson (Clinic)

26 SEP 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • 1-on-1 Review and feedback on Final treatment

6th Lesson (Clinic)

27 SEP 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • 1-on-1 Review and feedback on Final treatment

EMAIL

28 SEP 2020 (MONDAY)

  • Final Treatment to be sent to ATF Official Submissions 

  • Participants to start writing scene breakdown

7th Lesson (Clinic)

10 OCT 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • Scene Breakdown 1-on-1 consultation

8th Lesson (Clinic)

11 OCT 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • Scene Breakdown 1-on-1 consultation

EMAIL

1 NOV 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • 1st Draft Submission to be reviewed by China Scriptwriters (Email)

9th Lesson (Clinic)

7 NOV 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • 1-on-1 script consultation

  • Participants to revise their script after consultation

10th Lesson (Clinic)

8 NOV 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • 1-on-1 script consultation

  • Participants to revise their script after consultation

EMAIL

13 NOV 2020 (FRIDAY)

  • Submission of Finalised Script

Special Event

2 DEC 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • ATF Chinese Pitch 2020 Finalist Live Pitch

COURSE SCHEDULE

TOPICS BY DATE

1st Lesson (Workshop)

26 SEP 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • China Film Market Overview

  • Trends in China over-the-top services (OTT) and content development 

  • Introduction to storytelling and scriptwriting 

  • Script writer work culture in Singapore and in China

  • Singapore Media Industry

  • Principles of scriptwriting and storytelling

  • Writing that Logline

2nd Lesson (Workshop)

27 SEP 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • Research and story development

  • Introduction to treatment writing

  • Treatment development and writing

  • From Logline to Synopsis to Treatment

3rd Lesson (Workshop)

3 OCT 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • The different script writing process for Film & TV and OTT

  • Visualisation and screenplay structure

  • Story structure

  • Scene breakdown

  • Writing the scene and crafting the dialogue

  • Breaking down the scenes

4th Lesson (Workshop)

4 OCT 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • Nuances of various storytelling media

  • Identify legal, ethical, regulatory or socio-political issues and guide the team to develop scripts to avoid those issues

EMAIL

8 OCT 2020 (THUR)

  • Submit Treatment (Email) to be reviewed by China writers.

5th Lesson (Clinic)

10 OCT 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • 1-on-1 Review and feedback on Final treatment

6th Lesson (Clinic)

11 OCT 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • 1-on-1 Review and feedback on Final treatment

EMAIL

16 OCT 2020 (MONDAY)

  • Email submissions to China Writers for Final Review

  • Participants to start writing scene breakdown after email feedback

7th Lesson (Clinic)

31 OCT 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • Scene Breakdown 1-on-1 consultation

8th Lesson (Clinic)

1 NOV 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • Scene Breakdown 1-on-1 consultation

EMAIL

10 NOV 2020 (TUE)

  • 1st Draft Submission to be reviewed by China Scriptwriters (Email)

9th Lesson (Clinic)

14 NOV 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • 1-on-1 script consultation

  • Participants to revise their script after consultation

10th Lesson (Clinic)

15 NOV 2020 (SUNDAY)

  • 1-on-1 script consultation

  • Participants to revise their script after consultation

EMAIL

18 NOV 2020 (FRIDAY)

  • Submission of Finalised Script

Special Event

2 DEC 2020 (SATURDAY)

  • ATF Chinese Pitch 2020 Finalist Live Pitch

 
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