Mohamed Hesham Obia

Online Streaming Platforms TV Series: Scriptwriting Workshop
In Cairo


Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in hands-on exercises, case studies, and discussions to deepen their understanding and practical skills in creating compelling short TV content for online streaming platforms

Theoretical sessions (4 sessions)

  • Session 1: Analysis of the Classic Novel
    • Review of the selected classic novel for analysis.
    •  Analysis of the fundamental elements in the novel: characters, events, dramatic aspects.
    • Extraction of the main ideas and important themes.
  • Session 2: Adaptation of the Novel into a Screenplay
    • Case study of adapting the novel into a film or series.
    • Analysis of the dramatic elements in the novel and how to adapt them for the screen.
    • Identification of strengths and weaknesses in the adapted version.
  • Session 3: Character Building
    • Basics of character building in the context of short series.
    • Development of main and secondary characters concretely.
    • Exploration of character depth and defining their goals and transformations.
  • Session 4: Development of Dramatic Turning Points
    • Extraction of dramatic turning points and tension from the novel.
    • Converting these points into powerful scenes and events in the series’ screenplay.
    • Presentation of practical examples to apply these ideas to the specified novel.

Practical Sessions (4 sessions)

  • Session 5: Principles of Screenplay Writing
    • Review of the basics of screenplay writing.
    • Determining the structure of the screenplay and its fundamental elements.
    • Practices for turning ideas into tangible screenplay.
  • Session 6: Building the Dramatic Plot
    • Application of theoretical concepts to develop the dramatic plot.
    • Building the timeline of events and major changes.
    • Adding tension and suspense to the dramatic story.
  • Session 7: Building Dialogues and Scenes
    • Writing inspiring and realistic character dialogues.
    • Building pivotal scenes that express dramatic turning points.
    • Using dialogue to develop characters and present essential information.
  • Session 8: Practical Application and Idea Presentation
    • Practical exercise in writing pivotal scenes based on dramatic turning points.
    • Presentation of ideas and exchange of experiences with other participants.
    • Review and presentation of feedback for screenplay development.


Mohamed Hesham Obayya, a journalist and screenwriter, is known for the boldness of the subjects he addresses in his dramatic works. His most famous series, “Rise of the Spirit,” which tackles the extremist organization ISIS, achieved both popular and critical success, winning the Best Screenplay award from the Critics’ Award for Arab Drama. His series “60 Minutes” also garnered notable success as the first Arab series to delve deeply into the issue of “sexual exploitation.” He wrote the screenplay for the series “The Imam’s Message,” which won two awards for Best Long Series from the judging panel of the French NRJ Radio in its Arabic edition. He also contributed to writing the series “Every Friday” which was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Best Actress category.


  • Duration

    8 sessions/ twice a week, 4hrs. Per session
    Total: 32 working hours

  • Dates and times:

    • Tue. May 14th, 2024 from 6:00PM and until 10:00PM
    • Sat. May 18th, 2024 from 6:00PM and until 10:00PM
    • Tue. May 21st, 2024 from 6:00PM and until 10:00PM
    • Sat. May 25th, 2024 from 6:00PM and until 10:00PM
    • Tue. May 28th, 2024 from 6:00PM and until 10:00PM
    • Sat. June 1st, 2024 from 6:00PM and until 10:00PM
    • Tue. June 4th, 2024 from 6:00PM and until 10:00PM
    • Sat. June 8th, 2024 from 6:00PM and until 10:00PM
  • Venue

    124 Othman Ibn Affan St. Opposing Sun Mall and Military Academy, Heliopolis, Cairo Governorate.

  • Fees

    12,000 EGP

  • Method Of Payment

    • Cash
    • Vodafone Cash
    • InstaPay
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa

    50% of the workshop fees confirm your registration, if you did not pay before we get the maximum number of participants, your registration is not valid.

  • Refund Policy

    Before two weeks of the workshop starting date participants will get a full-refund.
    During the last two weeks before the workshop starting date participants will get a 50% refund of the total price.
    One week before the workshop starting date participants can not refund their payment.

For more information please contact us:
+0122 905 8884