Arts & Entertainment


If Robert McKee was an athlete, his stats would probably be Olympic-grade. The script-writer, director and writing instructor can boast of his alumni: 32 Academy Awards, 158 Emmys, 21 WGA awards and 17 DGA awards, over 30 years and 50,000 students. McKee is responsible for the bestselling scriptwriters bible STORY and even inspired a fictionalised alter-ego in the Academy Award-nominated cult hit, Adaptation. Locals Claudia Karvan and Rob Sitch swear by him and for those Sydneysiders who have a sleeper story stuffed up their sleeve, now’s the time to wake it up and give it legs. Over four intensive days, you will learn about: premise, structure, character design, scene composition, genres, order, exposition, adaptation, and method. Get set to work up a writing sweat. (AB)

Jun 17-20, The Atrium Theatre, Australian Technology Park, Bay 4, Level 4 Locomotive Workshop, Henderson Rd, Eveleigh, $777.50, 9572 7222,