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Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Deadline: August 15, 2016

Award winning film and television production company, Coal Stove Pictures, is inviting all writers that have a desire for a career in the television and film industry to apply to The Hot Plate Scriptwriting Incubation Programme. This programme combines the elements of an internship, a writing course and an incubator, into a three-month course that will take place in Newtown Johannesburg.

Programme Content:
-1 hour personal career planning and mentorship.
-A weekly 4-hour session of intensive group screenwriting coaching over the 12-week period.
-Training in the award-winning Coal Stove proprietary feature script development methodology.
-Participation in the Coal Stove Script Reader Programme.
-Participation in various scriptwriting workshops such as Writing Procedural Dramas and Writing the Hollywood Blockbuster.
-Screenwriting software practical training (Scrivener, Scapple and Final Draft)

Closing date for submissions is August 15, 2016. Submit your CV and a motivation letter to

The application email subject line should be "SUBMISSION: HOT PLATE INCUBATION PROGRAMME" Failure to use the correct subject line may result in the application not being processed. Late submissions will not be accepted. Queries need to be submitted via email before the closing date.