Got a screenplay you’re itching to write? Take this opportunity to develop your short or feature film script or one-hour teleplay in an intense but supportive workshop setting. This class will focus on crafting the concept and structure of your story, and will provide feedback on your evolving script. Participants must enter the class with a story outline or first draft of the idea they wish to develop.
Class Payment and Cancellation Policy
Your enrollment in any class is not guaranteed until payment is received. Classes must be paid for at least one week before the first class. You may cancel your enrollment in a class one week before the first class without charge. Cancellations made less than a week before the first class will be refunded the full amount less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after the first class will be refunded the tuition less a $50 cancellation fee and the appropriate portion of the total tuition for the one class you attended. You must cancel before the date of the second class to receive a refund. All classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registered participants. We will notify you regarding cancellation at least one week before the first class. If we cancel the class, you are entitled to a full refund or you may transfer to another scheduled class, space permitting.
Start Date: Feb 21, 2017
Duration: 12 weeks (Feb 21 to May 16 – no class Mar 28, Apr 4 & 25)
Schedule: Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 9pm
Cost: Early Bird $375+GST (October 31, 2016) | Regular $425+GST
Register: Call 780-429-1671 to register
Instructor: Scot Morison
Scot Morison has an MFA in creative writing from UBC. He has published one novel and a number of short stories in literary journals and anthologies, but has worked primarily in film and television for the last 20 years. His drama credits include writing and story editing for two Canadian series, “Mentors” and “Jake and the Kid”, for which he received two AMPIA Awards. He also wrote the MOW “Cabin Pressure” for Crescent Entertainment and Lionsgate Television. Scot has developed series and long-form drama projects for CBC, Family, Global, CHUM and A-Channel in Canada, and for the BBC in the UK. Current projects include “50 Feet of Happiness”, a feature film for Gangof2 Productions and Buffalo Gal Productions based on “The Case of Lena S”, a novel by Giller Prize winning author David Bergen; “Young Defenders”, a one-hour drama series developed through CTV’s Writer’s Only Program ; and “Major Junior”, a one-hour drama series set in the world of junior hockey for Panacea Entertainment and Aquila Productions.
Scot also writes and directs documentaries. His credits include “The Spirit of the Forest” (Discovery), “Catching the Chameleon” (A-Channel), “Seeds of Change” (CLT and ACCESS), “Out of the West”, “Between the Stones and the Ocean: A Portrait of Rudy Wiebe”, and “Capturing Cooperman – A Not-So Private Investigation of Howard Engel” (all for Bravo), and “Al Rashid: The Story of Canada’s First Mosque” (Omni). He is also the story consultant on “Oil Change”, an ongoing documentary series about the Edmonton Oilers produced by Aquila Productions for Rogers Sportsnet.
Scot taught for 10 years in the Professional Writing program at Grant MacEwan University’s School of Communications, in Edmonton. He has also taught writing for series television at the Banff Centre, and screenwriting at the Cinema Production Centre in Ramallah, Palestine. He is a past president of the Writers Guild of Alberta. He is a founding partner, along with Conni Massing and Curtis Gillespie, in The Company of Writers Inc., a multimedia production company in Edmonton.
The Programs Calendar is a combination of pretty much all the FAVA related activities from events to education. Including:
The FAVA Free For All is an ongoing series of one-off workshops that are FREE for our membership. Workshops are topical and range from beginner to professional levels. They could introduce you to new gear, best practices, aesthetics and techniques, or just about anything. Make sure to contact FAVA Programming and register for a FAVA Free For All, spaces are limited for each workshop.
Recent Programs Blog Postings
The Camera Love You! Casting Director Weekend
April 19, 2017
Gotta Minute Film Festival – Call for Submissions
April 19, 2017
Annual General Meeting
March 23, 2017
Filmmaker Series: Alex MacKenzie Workshop & Performance
Looking to learn how to use a specific piece of equipment or brush up your your skills in a certain area? If there isn’t a class or a workshop covering what you are interested in learning, FAVA members can contact our Director of Programming at email@example.com, to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.
Shoot some film! We dare you! Included in the cost of your registration you’ll get: a three-hour workshop on shooting super8; one roll of super8 film (one only! It’s a challenge!); a weekend rental of a super8 camera (or use your own if you have one); FAVA pays for shipping to the lab, film development, and transfer of all the films to a digital file. See your masterpiece for the very first time alongside the other challenge participants at FAVA’s summer BBQ. Crank up your nerve and come have some fun shooting film.
FAVA supports local, national, and international artists in the creation of new work, providing facilities, materials and financial support for an artist in residence. The Artist in Residence is then responsible for some of the following residency components:
The Society established an endowment fund in 2012 and has contributed to it in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The fund is administered by the Edmonton Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to create an investment resource that will help sponsor artist training, production and distribution far into Alberta’s future.
Endowment Fund (Goal $100 000)
Increase in Donations (2012-2013)
FAVA Annual Reports
Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2012
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