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The Royal Film Commission Jordan | Scriptwriting Workshop for TV Series in Cooperation with the American Writers Guild Foundation

10/11/2019

Scriptwriting Workshop for TV Series in Cooperation with

the American Writers Guild Foundation

Amman, November 10, 2019 - The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC), in cooperation with the American Writers Guild Foundation, conducted a regional scriptwriting workshop for TV series “Mosalsalat Lab” for Jordanian and Arab scriptwriters, from the 4th until the 7th of November at Montreal Hotel in Shobak (with the support of Jordan Heritage Revival Company). The workshop aimed to introduce participants to the basics of writing a script for TV, while contributing to the development of their projects.

The RFC believed it was high time to launch this specialized workshop, given the increased popularity of TV series, the modern specificities of their writing, as well as the methodology of producing and marketing them internationally. The workshop was also intended to discover new emerging talents.

46 projects were submitted from all over the Arab world, nine of which were selected for the workshop so that they could benefit from the experience of four Arab and foreign scriptwriters. The advisors were: Larry Wilmore from Los Angeles an internationally-awarded scriptwriter known for famous American TV shows such as The Office and The Bernie Mac Show;  Dave Holstein from New York, who wrote TV shows that were nominated for the  Golden Globe Awards such as Kidding; Mariam Naoum from Egypt, a famous TV scriptwriter:  Women’s Prison and Heat Wave; and from Jordan, Mohammad Al-Btoush a scriptwriter who has been awarded for his play Halimeh, and wrote several series among which Samarkand and Wadha And Eben Ajlan.

Commenting on this workshop, Mohannad Al-Bakri, the RFC’s Managing director, said “it reflects the increasing importance of TV shows in the audiovisual industry worldwide.” Naoum added: “It was a very unique experience, in a closed set-up for advisors and participants to exchange ideas. We might have taught them from our experience, but they gave us in return something even more important: their enthusiasm.”

For more information, please call: Royal Film Commission, Moeen Kiswani, tel: 06-4642266/ Ext: 24

About The Royal Film Commission – Jordan: The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) is a public institution, with administrative and financial autonomy, established in 2003 with a mandate to promote for and contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual industry. The RFC organizes training workshops, screenings and provides production support services.