Intensive Screenwriting Master Class with Nika Rylski – July 2017

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Nika Rylski, Canada's Screenwriter's WMD
Nika Rylski, Canada’s Screenwriter’s WMD
  • Date: Monday, July 3, 2017
  • Workshop Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM
  • Registration: 9:30AM Sharp!
  • Location: University of Toronto Campus – (Room # TBA)


Workshop ONLY*$99.00 + 13% HST = $111.87
(No Refunds – Entry Fee is Transferable)

Workshop ONLY – Tickets $111.87 each :


Workshop + 5 Minutes 1-to-1 ‘QuickPitch’ with Nika*
$150.00 + 13% HST = $169.50
(No Refunds – Entry Fee is Transferable)

Workshop and 5 Minutes QuickPitch – Tickets $169.50 each :

NB: Only 10 ‘One-On-One QuickPitch’ Sessions Available*


Canada is home to one of the most highly revered and admired Script Doctors in North America. Nika Rylski, known as the Screenwriters “Secret WMD”. Nika has her hands on scripts that have been on the Hollywood Blacklist for years and nominated for the Academy Awards®.

  •  “Sitting on the Edge of Marlene“, feature drama, directed by Ana Valine (produced 2014, Released 2015)
  • In Darkness” by David Shamoon, Academy Award Nominee Best Foreign Film, Genie Nominee Best Adapted Screenplay, 2012
  • “The Advocate”, feature thriller by Dave Vaughn, (produced) 2012
  • Bird Brain” feature comedy,  by George Sanders, Shawn Curran (optioned by paramount pictures)
  • The Teplitskys Are Furious“, by Sarah Lazarovic, Winner 2010 Praxis screenwriting competition
  • The Brothers McDonagh“, feature drama, by Shannonn Kelly
    • 2nd Place, The Indie Gathering
    • Semi-Finalist, SoCal Film Festival
    • Finalist, Beverley Hills Film Festival
    • Honorable mention, Woods Hole
    • Top 50 Features Golden Brad Awards
    • Top 22% Features Nicholls Fellowship
  • 3rd Degree Burn“, feature action/adventure, by Shannonn Kelly
    • 3rd Place, The Indie Gathering
    • Semi-Finalist, Screenplay Festival
    • Finalist, World Series of Screenwriting
    • Top 8% Nicholls Fellowship
    • Official Selection, Scriptapalooza
  • Kings of The Highway“, feature drama, by Shannonn Kelly
    • 4th Place, Indie Gathering
    • Semi-Finalist, Screenplay Festival
    • Official Selection, Scriptapalooza
  • Arcadia” by Adam Hutchison, Hollywood Black List 2008 (Un-produced)
    Pigs“, Mad Monkey Productions, THINKfilm release, 2006 (produced)
  • Ecstacy“, feature film adaptation of Irving Walsh novel, (produced)
  • Love On The Side“, feature comedy by Brigitte Talevski, (produced), USA release 2006.

Nika has put her eagle eye and swift sword on countless other feature length scripts, including Story Editing for
NSI First Features, the Harold Greenberg Fund, the CFC, OFDC (now OMDC), LIFT, Images Festival, and various indie production companies.

This is an absolute unique opportunity to develop and fine tune your Screenwriting craft and gain valuable skills in screencraft techniques – an  educational experience of excellence – at an unbelievable price with a Top Tier Industry Story Editor.

  • Follow Nika’s lead and your script will get looked at!

Secure your seat now for this amazing day of insider knowledge from one of the true Screenwriting Story Editor Greats!

The Moderator and Host will be Shannonn Kelly, Screenwriter and Executive Director of the 13th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival.

Topics of the Day Include:

  • Let’s Talk Shop
    • Why Scripts Fail – Why Scripts Soar
    • Define Your Audience – Who Are You Writing For and Why…?
  • Genres, Quirks of Genres
    • How To Outline and Recognize Your Genre
    • The Dos and Don’t Of Writing For Each Genre
  • The Pillars You Need To Make Any Script A Winner
    • Get Out Your NoteBook Now! This is Nika’s Tried and True “Secret Stew
  • Random Quick Pitch
    • Up to 6 Pitches will be randomly chosen from Attendees and we will workshop on the spot!
  • Why I Just Missed being a Finalist…?
    • ‘Real Time’ Story Editing
    • We will dissect a real script entry that just missed being a competition finalist and find out why they just missed their chance

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