Chinese Scriptwriting for OTT Movie

Short Course / 10 sessions

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Participants will learn about trends and development of over-the-top (OTT) services in China and develop and write a screenplay for a full-length fiction for the China OTT market.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the trends and development of over-the-top services (OTT) in China
  • Understand the principles of scriptwriting and storytelling
  • Develop techniques of screenwriting
  • Develop and write the treatment of a screenplay
  • Create the specific components of screenwriting for OTT: structure, dramatic composition, characterization
  • Develop and write a screenplay for a full-length fiction for the China OTT market


Application period: TBC
Class Date: TBC
Class time: 9am to 6pm

Lesson will be held online.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Trainer's Profile

Guo Jing Yu

GUO JING YU 郭靖宇 entered the Chengde drama troupe as an actor when he was only 18 years old, and began his path in the television and film industry. In 1994, Guo went to Beijing and started off working as a script supervisor. He became an executive director within two years. Following that, Guo studied and practice under the guidance of famous director Huang Jianzhong, and eventually became the independent director renowned for his high-quality script and directorial work. Guo has been honoured as one of the kings of China’s television drama that consistently delivers high performance ratings and award-winning television series. From “Iron Pear” 《铁梨 花》, “Red Lady” 《红娘子》, “Dog Stick” 《打狗棍》, “Brave Heart” 《勇敢的心》 to “Yangko Dance”《大秧歌》, these television series, directed by Guo, are not only legendary, but have all achieved dazzling performance ratings as well. Guo’s insistence on delivering with quality is the key to him becoming the “Legendary Drama Series King” 传奇剧王. In addition to adhering to the position of delivering his legendary drama of the year, insisting on writing the script and directing himself, Guo kept pace with the times and dabbled in other fields. In 2013, he took up the role of artistic director for the web series “The Ferry Man” 《灵魂摆渡》. In 2016, he acted as the producer of the new version of “Legend of the Condor Heroes” 《射雕英雄传》 and insisted on using new actors. In the current market environment, where star power rules most of the productions, Guo’s achievement in high performance ratings, while using new comers, gives the industry glimmers of hope, allowing more practitioners to see a clear direction. In 2018, Guo released 2 television blockbusters, “The Mother’s Life” 《娘道》 and “Perfect Youth” 《最美的青春》. “Brave Heart 2” 《勇敢的心 2》, “The Handsome Siblings” 《绝代双骄》were released in 2019 and “The Little Nyonya” 《小娘惹 》 in July 2020.


Mode of Assessment: In-class assessments.

A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

Ability to write in Chinese.

Course Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.
The course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.
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Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee$1605.00