UK-China Film Collab Writers' Workshop with Guest Joanne Lau

ONLINE (13:00 – 14:30 GMT), 15. January 2022.

Dear Colleagues,

You’re warmly invited to the following special workshop on Sat, 15 January 2022, 13:00 – 14:30 GMT.

UK-China Film Collab Writers' Workshop with Guest Joanne Lau

A brilliant opportunity to learn about the film industry, grasp the basics of story structure, and discuss representation in cinema.

About this event:

Have you always wanted to know more about screenwriting, but haven’t been sure where to start?

Do you want to see better representation onscreen, along with more exciting cross-cultural stories?

At UK-China Film Collab, we’re hosting our first online writers’ workshop, aimed at creative writing students and individuals at the very beginning of their screenwriting careers. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at some key examples of cross-cultural storytelling, as well as the basics of story structure - but we’re also really keen to hear your thoughts on the future of representation and international cinema.

Special Guest:

Joanne Lau, acclaimed screenwriter and playwright

Moderator: Annabel Jackson, International Film Research and Development Specialist, UK-China Film Collab, MA Student in English Literature at the University of Oxford

In our first workshop, we will also hear screenwriting tips and industry advice from our special guest, acclaimed screenwriter and playwright Joanne Lau. Joanne is a Canadian-Chinese writer living in the UK, who has written in the BBC Comedy Writersroom, won the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum for TV Drama, and was a nominee for the Royal Court Theatre/Kudos Writing Fellowship for her play with Yellow Earth Theatre.

Join our writers’ workshop to meet like-minded people, learn more about the industry, and feel confident with your writing your first synopsis. We can’t wait to see you there!

Note: this opportunity is available to individuals of all backgrounds.

Please register your place for free here.


Liao Zhang

Doctoral Candidate in Film and Television Studies
Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies
School of Cultures, Languages, and Area Studies, Faculty of Arts
University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Lead Women’s Film Programme Curator at the UK China Film Collab
Training Officer of MeCCSA PGN
Editor, Female Power Columns for Stanford Social Innovation Review, China