Advanced Screenwriting (Lunch time edition)

advanced screenwriting lunch time

This compacted version of SAW Video's Advanced Screenwriting was created for individuals hoping to develop their own individual writing projects in a smaller group and at a faster pace. Split into monthly lunch time meet-ups on the third Thursday of each month, this program is meant to be a safe creative workspace where writers share their work in a group setting led by instructor Nate Estabrooks. In this 3-session advanced course, writers will be guided through modules that help develop their craft and writing abilities in order to master the medium with words.

Participants should submit a writing sample (30 page project, draft script or outline) by the registration deadline. Please email your project to

Course Outline

  • October 15th - Outline/Pitching 
  • November 19th - First Draft 
  • December 17th - Second Draft 


  • A laptop with a microphone and/or webcam and an internet connection*
  • Zoom Account (register for the free account here). Link for the virtual classroom will be sent to participants on October 14th.  

*Virtual Participation: This course is an interactive learning experience. You can expect each course to have introductions, room for questions and discussion.  

Prerequisite Workshops
Screenwriting Course or previous screenwriting experience.
Maximum Participants
Cost for Members
Cost for Non-Members
Online - Zoom meeting
Workshop Dates
Jeudi octobre 15 2020, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Jeudi novembre 19 2020, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Jeudi décembre 17 2020, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline


Photo of Nate Estabrooks

Nate Estabrooks is a graduate of the prestigious Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre and member of the Director's Guild of Canada. Nate Estabrooks is a workshop instructor with a wide and practical film path to draw from. As a talented feature director, VFX artist and award-winning screenwriter, he is a founding member of Space Tigers Inc, a production pipeline offering VFX and post-production services and continues to develop his toolset through 360 videos, VR storytelling and computer-generated imagery.