SHORT FICTION SCREENWRITING
Dates: 24 February, 3, 10, 17 & 31 March & 14 April, 6pm - 10pm (6 evenings)
Rate: Member 240 / Non-member 280
Number of participants: min. 3 / max. 8
Over the course of several weeks,
this practical workshop will give participants the opportunity to
develop their scripts in a creative and personal manner.
Recommendation: Participants should already have a script in progress or an idea in development.
Instructor: Jacob Potashnik
A native of Montreal, J.Jacob Potashnik studied communications at Concordia University and cinema at New York and Columbia Universities. In his youth, Jacob traveled, and lived in Europe, working primarily as a sous chef. Jacob spent almost thirty years in film and television production, culminating in a six-year tenure as producer, director, production manager and assistant director at Jet Films, Montreal’s premier commercial production house.
In 1996, at the behest of Denys Arcand, he co-wrote the WGC award-winning feature film Stardom, which closed the 2000 Cannes film Festival and opened the Toronto festival that same year.
Since then, Jacob has co-written the
screen adaptations of Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful
Losers and wrote the English adaptations for Arcand’s Poverty and Other Delights, Jean Bergeron’s award-winning
documentary on M.C. Escher, Achieving the
Unachievable and the narration for Donald Sutherland’s voice-over for Jean
Lemire’s, The Last Continent. He is
currently writing the feature film, “The Last Trombone Player,” for producers
Chris Medawar and Yves Bisaillon. Jacob is also a highly respected and much
sought-after script consultant and educator working in French and English.