Albantsho to Scale Nollywood Screenwriting at iDraft 2023 Workshop

Apr 20, 2023

Lagos, Nigeria – April 20, 2023 – Albantsho has returned for the 2nd edition of its annual screenwriting workshop, iDraft, which is aimed at bridging the gap between producers and writers. The iDraft 2023 Screenwriting Workshop serves to train and equip beginner to intermediate writers on best industry practices for bringing scripts to life, while also serving producers by delivering ready-to-shoot scripts.

In a recent announcement, Albantsho in collaboration with the Film Rats club, a community of enthusiasts and filmmakers released the 2nd edition on its website. The deadline for entries was extended from 10th April to 24TH April due to increased demand for the opportunity to participate in the program.

Julie Ako, CEO/Co-founder Albantsho said, “It’s imperative that writers in Africa are better positioned to tell our stories in the best way, with the best tools. At Albantsho we want to create solutions that fit this narrative. Our ability to combine technology and serve creative investors while mining our African stories is the reason why we continue to push for the industry’’.

The workshop is open to budding scriptwriters as well as novices to make the art and business of scriptwriting profitable. This year, the Griot panel that kicks off the event will feature some of Nollywood’s finest Executives, and creative bigwigs as well as industry experts who will serve as facilitators including- Ololade Okedare, Chucko Esiri, Amanda Moresco, Ifeanyi Chidi Barbara, Emil Garba, Jahmil Qubeka, and Nikita Mokgware to imbibe the best,

The eight-week-long workshop will combine a hybrid format taking it away from its initial virtual style, to create a more interactive and hands-on experience during the masterclass and mentorship sessions. In-depth training targeted to teach writers all aspects of development from ideation, to pitch will be covered. At the end of the term, the writers are expected to have production-ready screenplays available for purchase for Albantsho’s partners.

Daphne Atsutse, the Programme coordinator iDraft by Albantsho, expressed the teams’ readiness to host the 2023 cohorts. She said, “ Kicking off from our previous year, we have improved and hope that participants this year can really enjoy the benefits of our stellar curriculum and the mentor/mentee access the facilitators will bring.’’

NB: Applications for iDraft 2023 are over. Join our waitlist to be informed when the next cohort kicks off.

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