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Nicolas Pichay to Conduct 3-N-1/10-10-10 Writing Workshop for Stage, TV, Film

By Gibbs22manila @gibbscadiz
NICOLAS B. PICHAY, writer, lawyer, recipient of the Palanca Hall of Fame for having won at least five First Prizes in the yearly literary contest, and newly-arrived from New York where he spent six months on a Theater Grant provided by the Asian Cultural Council, announces the “3-n-1/ 10-10-10: Writing-on-Site Workshop for Stage, TV and Film.”
He is inviting 10 writers to take an exciting writing journey with him for 10 consecutive Saturdays, learning, re-discovering, re-enforcing and discussing dramatic writing for stage, TV and film.
The registration fee is--you guessed it--P10,000.
Unlike other technical writing workshops that are heavy on theoreticals, “3-N-1/ 10-10-10” is process- and technique-oriented. The syllabus is designed to tap into the creative aspect of the writer’s subconscious as well as to develop the formal skills needed to improve one’s command of the dramatic narrative structure. The workshop is designed to impart core skills to effectively write and pitch scripts for stage, TV or film.
Each participant will be challenged to write a scene at every meeting with the expectation that he or she will complete a dramatic work at the end of the workshop. The workshop will also give out practical advice on how a script can be produced.
Tentative workshop dates and time are the 10 Saturdays from April 30 to July 2, 2011; 2-6 p.m. Venue of the workshop will be at the Origin8 offices along Araullo Street, San Juan, Metro Manila.
This workshop has limited available slots. Interested parties are requested to immediately submit a letter of intent to [email protected] (Re: 3-N-1/ 10-10-10). Only for purposes of diagnostics, each participant is encouraged to submit with the letter a soft copy of a previously written stage, TV or film script (not necessarily produced).
For inquiries, call 7824454.

PLUS: A harvest of Pichay--slambook-style. Money quote: “I'm a lawyer by orientation and a playwright by imperative.”

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