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Intro to Screenwriting (Online)

March 4, 2023, 11:00 AM - March 25, 2023, 12:30 PM


This page is for the ONLINE Intro to Screenwriting. If you are looking for the IN-PERSON version of the class, please click HERE. Intro to Screenwriting is the prerequisite course for Script Lab.

In this 4-week introductory course, participants will learn the basics of industry standard script formatting, how to organically structure a story and pull inspiration, and finally how to begin writing your first draft. This course will cover formatting for both short and feature length films, as well as TV script formatting, and the differences between each. This course will also cover how to plot out a story arch, industry standard script programs, and helpful writing exercises to start the very first draft of your script.

Deliverables from this course include:

  • presentation slides in PDF format
  • cheat sheet on script formatting
  • example annotated script
  • writing exercises and FAQs
  • industry resources for creating your script

Dates: Saturdays, weekly from March 4th – March 25th, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Registration Deadline:
February 24th, 2023
Drop Deadline: February 24th, 2023
Open to: FAVA Members ONLY
Cost: $199+GST
Location: Online (Zoom)
Instructor: Maya Appavoo

Maya Appavoo is a 21-year-old writer and award-winning composer from Edmonton, Alberta. A comedy writer at heart, she graduated the Writing for Film, Television, and Games program at Vancouver Film School, but found a love for drama along the way. She’s now the lead writer on Road X, an audio drama podcast. Her goal is to be able to represent herself as a queer woman of colour, and create the media she wishes she’d had growing up, so the younger generations grow up feeling less alone (or to create an army of queer brown girls who can help her take down the patriarchy, either’s fine by her).

Register below or email [email protected] for more information.


To begin the registration process, please fill out and submit the form below.


    Interested in becoming a FAVA Member? click here for more information or contact [email protected]  – 780-429-1671 ex. 1001


    March 4, 2023, 11:00 AM
    March 25, 2023, 12:30 PM
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    780-429-1671 ext. 102