What does it take to write a script so compelling that your film or show gains critical acclaim and international recognition? Join the Africa No Filter Academy Presents: Becoming a Screenwriter with William Wheeler masterclass to find out how you can find your voice as a writer, how to identify stories that resonate with audiences, and tips and tolls to help you take your craft to the next level.
William is a screenwriter, storyteller, and teacher. He received his B.F.A. from New York University in conjunction with Playwrights Horizons Theater School. He is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America, the Television Academy and the Writer’s Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has written screenplays for six produced including Queen of Katwe, a Disney film starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o; The Reluctant Fundamentalist, directed by Mira Nair and starring Rizwan Ahmed and The Hoax, a Miramax release directed by Lasse Hallstrom and starring Richard Gere.
His credited feature films have earned more than $250,000,000 at the global box office. He also trained and mentored filmmakers. The masterclass will be hosted by Natasha Kimani, Head of Partnerships and Research at Africa No Filter.
Join us on Zoom.
Date: 5 October 2023
Time: 4pm WAT. 5PM SAST. 6PM EAT.