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Attn: All Aspiring Screenwriters! (Thanks Nicola!)

Screenwriting skills
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Star-Bulletin staff and wire services

Margaret South, co-founder of All Girl Productions, presents a six-week workshop, “Screenwriting: The Art of Story,” beginning Tuesday, through the University of Hawaii’s Outreach College.

Photo: Bonnie, Bette, and Margaret South

South produced the films “Beaches,” “For the Boys” and “Man of the House” and co-wrote, with actress Bette Midler, “A View from a Broad.” She has developed scripts for Disney, Fox and Tri-Star Studios.

South and Midler, along with Bonnie Bruckheimer, formed All Girl Productions. Among the writers and directors she’s worked with are Garry Marshall, Becky Johnston, Jack Rosenthal, Marshall Brickman, Mark Rydell and Paul Rudnick.

The classes will cover topics including character development, story structure and turning points, as well as covering story issues faced by the novelist, screenwriter, studio, actors and director.

Classes run from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 31 to March 7 at the UH-Manoa’s Yukiyoshi Room in Krauss Hall. Cost is $180. Call 956-8400 or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu.

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