Wendall Thomas Talks Scripts: CHARACTER: Five Elements for Great Screen Chemistry

Wendall Thomas Talks Scripts: CHARACTER: Five Elements for Great Screen Chemistry

420 mins
Mon 6 Aug 9:30 AM
Roadshow Theatrette
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access

General Admission

Rick and Ilsa in Casablanca. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Bertie and Lionel in The King’s Speech. From the tragic lovers in Japanese Story and the blind photographer and waiter in Proof to this year’s human/non-human lovers in The Shape of Water, there are certain screen relationships that take on a life beyond their films, and endure in the collective imagination. What makes these relationships come alive on screen? What sets them apart from the rest? 

This workshop focuses on the specific set-ups, conventions and arcs of notable screen relationships and the elements they share, offering tools to create memorable and lasting on-screen chemistry. 

Please note: Tickets for this event are non-refundable and unable to be exchanged. MIFF passes are not valid for this event.

Roadshow Theatrette

Entry via LaTrobe St, State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

The Village Roadshow Theatrette is a state-of-the-art, fully appointed fixed-seat theatrette.

Box Office

There is no Box Office at this venue, please pre-book your tickets.

Public Transport

Melbourne Central Train Station is located within Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, directly opposite the State Library on Swanston Street.
Tram stops are located outside the Library on both Swanston and La Trobe Streets.

Go to ptv.vic.gov.au for public transport information.

Physical Access

The Village Roadshow Theatrette is accessible to wheelchair users from entry 3 on La Trobe Street, past Mr Tulk.

To arrange a courtesy wheelchair to use within the Library, ask one of the security staff in the Library foyer. (Staff aren't available to push wheelchairs.)

Map of The State Library


Wheelchair Accessible Seating

There are four wheelchair spaces.


Accessible Toilet

There are separate male and female toilets for people with a disability:

  • behind the Keith Murdoch Gallery
  • in the locker area
  • beside the lifts at the rear of the Information Centre
  • next to the Journals & Magazines room on level 2a.


There are designated on-street Disabled Parking Bays available at the following locations:

Latrobe Street

Between Queen and Elizabeth

1 space, 2 hours


Between Swanston and Russell

3 spaces, 2 hours

Little Lonsdale Street   

Between Spencer and King

1 space, 4 hours


Between Queen and Elizabeth

1 space, 2 hours


Between Swanston and Russell    

2 spaces, 2 hours                

Swanston Street

Between Latrobe and Franklin

2 spaces, 2 hours

 There are three car parks for drivers with disability parking permits outside Mr Tulk. These parks have a two-hour limit.