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COURSE DESCRIPTION

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

How much can you deviate from the truth? ‘Catch Me If You Can.’ ‘Erin Brockovich.’ and ‘In Pursuit of Happyness’ are some of the greatest movies based on true story of recent times. Of course there ARE some fiction within the facts presented in these stories. The questions are: How do you write stories based on true life events? Which true life events would be ‘interesting’ enough to spin into stories? How much can you ‘deviate’ from facts and how much fiction should you inject into the stories? 

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INSTRUCTOR: HARYANI OTHMAN

Haryani is am award winning, reputable and known content creator and writer in the media scene in Singapore and has written and created more than 30 contents for TV in the last 15 years. Out of which, more than 10 are series/telemovies inspired by true life accounts. She is now a trainer with Singapore's Official Media Arm, the Singapore Media Academy, and has a good head for writing great characters, stories that are inspired by real life events and emotionally driven dramas.

Amazing Weekend

For Writers In All

Medium of Story