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Screenwriting Adaptation w/ Claire Mulligan

January 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - February 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

$50 – $100

Hate it when your favourite story is made into a mediocre film or TV show? Think you can do better? You can.

As of this year at least 55% of TV shows and films are adaptations. And at least two thirds of Oscar winning films are adaptations.

This two-part workshop will occur over two Saturdays. In the first session we will look at the techniques and challenges of adaptation, how to format and structure your film, how to find source material, and how to get legal rights, amongst other topics. Participants will then be challenged to write a short film adaptation of an adapted scene which will be workshopped and discussed in the second session the following week.

Saturday January 25 + Saturday February 1, 2020
2:00pm – 5:00pm
CineVic (#102 – 764 Yates Street)

$50 CineVic Members
$100 Non-Members
* Limited seating – advance registration required *


Claire Mulligan holds an MFA in screenwriting with a focus on adaptation. As well, she has over thirteen years experience as a  story consultant, creative writing teacher, and editor for screen and prose. Her novels have been nominated for the Giller Prize, the BC Book prize and the Canadian Author’s award, and her short stories have won over a dozen awards,. She has adapted several of her own award-winning short stories and those of others into short screenplays. Her first adaptation to be produced — The Still Life of Annika Myers — is now on the festival circuit and has won audience favourite awards and several awards for best acting for the lead, Barbara Wallace.





• is an artist-run society providing independent filmmakers and media artists with accessible programming, affordable equipment, professional development resources, and cinematic exhibition opportunities.

• acknowledges and respects the long history of the Lekwungen people, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our activities.

• is an accessible venue with street-level access from Millie’s Lane between Yates Street and Johnson Street.

• gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance and support of Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and the CRD Arts Development Service.


January 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
February 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$50 – $100
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#102-764 Yates Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1L4 Canada
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