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As­pi­rant and new script writ­ers in Port Eliz­a­beth and sur­rounds are be­ing given the op­por­tu­nity to hone their skills.

One Blood Sounds will host a Script Writ­ing work­shop on 30 Sep­tem­ber at Gallery Noko in Rus­sel Road Cen­tral un­der the aus­pices of the Na­tional Film Video Foun­da­tion Pro­gramme.

Host­ing the first Port Eliz­a­beth work­shop will be Jo­han­nes­burg script ed­i­tor Mokopi Shale.

“Her work­shop will help any­one who has a story to tell to trans­form their ideas and vi­sion into a bank­able script,” says No­makhomazi De­wavrin of One Blood Sounds who added that the ob­jec­tive is to craft story ideas into work­ing scripts which will ap­peal to pro­duc­ers and pro­gramme mak­ers.

Among her ex­pe­ri­ence, Shale worked as a tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter, re­searcher and script writer for Take 5, a SABC youth ed­u­ca­tional mag­a­zine pro­gramme, and later be­came the as­so­ciate pro­ducer for the show. She was Com­mis­sion­ing Ed­i­tor in the drama unit of the SABC’s Con­tent En­ter­prises, and was later pro­moted to Head of Story. She man­aged projects such as Entabeni and Ubizo as a com­mis­sion­ing ed­i­tor.

Mokopi also worked for a year and half as a story-liner on South African soap opera Gen­er­a­tions, from 2010 to 2012. She cur­rently works as a free­lance writer and script ed­i­tor, and runs her own Pro­duc­tion Com­pany – Fuze Films.

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