New Chinese Scriptwriting Course Launched in Singapore
来自新华网 | 2019年09月23日
SINGAPORE, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — With Singaporeans displaying a growing appetite to make their mark in the booming Chinese movie market, a local polytechnic is offering its first-ever Chinese scriptwriting course to elevate Singapore’s filmmaking industry.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic has partnered with Singapore-based media firm G.H.Y Culture & Media to create a first-of-its-kind Chinese Scriptwriting course for OTT movies (over-the-top services refers to the delivery of film and TV content via the internet) for adult learners under its Continued Education and Training (CET) program.
Starting from Sept. 7, the course is conducted by industry experts and award-winning scriptwriters from both China and Singapore, such as Xiao Ji Xiang Tian (best known for creating, supervising and writing supernatural suspense drama “The Ferry Man”) and prominent Singaporean writer-director Boris Boo.
Adult learners who undergo the three month course will be given an overview of the recent trends in China on OTT services, such as regulatory and copyright issues.
They will also learn about the principles of scriptwriting and storytelling, ideation and story development, treatment development and writing, characterization, and scene writing, for instance.
At the end of the course, participants will develop a full-length script which could stand the chance to be produced as a screenplay for the China movie market.