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Tuesday, May 21, 2013


(Dr Eubulus Timothy)

Local writers are invited to gather for an informal discussion in Durban on Wednesday.

The KZN branch of the Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) continues its monthly meetings and writing-related workshops with an informal discussion on Characterization by Dr Eubulus Timothy. The meeting and discussion on Characterization is open to the public and takes place on Wednesday (May 22).

Born and raised in Durban, Dr Timothy is an award winning writer, director and producer. He completed his O and A levels in London and qualified as a dental surgeon. He also holds Graduate and Post Graduate Diplomas in Implantology, Aesthetics, Marketing Management and Journalism.

In Hollywood, Dr Timothy won the prestigious Harley-Merrill Screenwriting Award. He trained as a director under Randy Zisk (Monk, Desperate Housewives, Greys Anatomy, Weed, Memphis Beat) and Allan Arkush (Crossing Jordan, Heroes, Ally McBeal, Melrose Place).

In South Africa he directed the feature film Othello and numerous short films, including Short Cuts, for the SABC. He produced Cape Night Live, which introduced Mark Lottering to South African television audiences.

Dr Timothy started a Performance School in Cape Town with past students including South African Idol Heinz Winckler and TV actress Kim Engelbrecht, to name a few. He was the founding Chairperson of the Cape Film Commission and consultant for the formation of the Durban Film Office. He also holds a Diploma in Directing and a Diploma in Cinematography from the Los Angeles City College Film School. At Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy, he developed the Acting for the Camera course. Famous Alumni include Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin.

He has produced and directed major events for South African Embassies and Commissions around the world, including the 10 years Celebration on Zoo Lake, Singapore, South Africa Week in South Korea, and the Tsoetsi Pre-Oscar Party at The Beverley Hilton in Beverly Hills. Recently he directed the opening of the SAIFTA launch.

As vice chairperson of the Writers Guild of South Africa (which represents performance writers from the fields of film, television, stage and new media), Dr Timothy will also use the opportunity to answer queries about the Writers Guild, and the benefits of membership.

The meeting and discussion is open to members of the public and takes place on May 22 from 18h00 to 20h00 at Eatwise, 41 Marriot Road, Morningside, Durban. Attendance is free with bookings and queries at 082 074 6656 or 082 573 3704.