CUT TO THE CHASE, scriptwriting for beginners

: van Eeden (J.)

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197pp, paperback, Cape Town, 2023


Scriptwriter Janet van Eeden offers a series of eight modules on writing for film, with practical tasks to implement the knowledge given in each section.

“Cut to the Chase is a testament to Janet’s commitment and deep understanding of her craft as a writer." Richard Green, producer of Long Walk to Freedom, District 9, and Red Dust

Janet van Eeden has written feature films and short films for more than two decades, and has lectured for many years. Her first screenplay to reach the screen was White Lion in 2010. She wrote and produced the short film, A Shot at the Big Time, which screened at the Cannes Short Film Metrage in 2014. She is the Overall Chairperson of the Simon Sabela Awards and the SAFTAs,  a judge on the SA Oscar Selection committee, and Dean of AFDA Durban.