Filmmaker, teacher, and author of The Tyranny Of Story: Audience Expectations and the Short Screenplay
, Ric Beairsto
, will present a three-hour workshop that will address the art of storytelling in its broadest, most accessible sense, then range through to the much more exacting craft of short story writing for the screen. Example short films will be screened and discussed.
Fee: in advance $50 - 40 members - register at Cinevic (1931 Lee Ave) 389-1590.
is a Vancouver-based award-winning screenwriter, director and producer who has been active in the Canadian film and television industry since 1980. He has written more than a dozen feature-length screenplays, and his TV writing credits begin with The Beachcombers for CBC and extend to Mixed Blessings, a series currently broadcast by APTN, where Ric was the Creator and Head Writer.
a brief biography
RIC BEAIRSTO is an award-winning writer/director/producer who was a founding partner in 1980 with The Hy Perspectives Media Group Inc. where he produced a string of successful television documentaries. Mr. Beairsto continues to work actively in the field of documentary and factual television, concentrating on both one-offs and series.
Since 1984, Mr. Beairsto has also written, directed and produced extensively in the areas of drama and docu-drama, including numerous feature films, a dramatic mini-series, and several episodic television series.
Ric has acted as a script consultant/story editor on more than 30 feature-length screenplays. As a part-time Instructor in screenwriting at the Vancouver Film School, The Interior Film & Television Centre, Trinity Western University, Langara College, and others, he has actively edited more than 1500 short screenplays. He has also worked as the writer of the narration for many documentaries, including all of those listed on this website.
Mr. Beairsto is the author of THE TYRANNY OF STORY: Audience Expectations and the Short Screenplay, a book about story form in general, and short screenplay form in particular, which has been used in more than a dozen North American film schools, including UCLA and the American Film Institute. The TYRANNY OF STORY was first published in 1998, and a second edition, revised and expanded, has been published in 2009.