FULL DAY WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES: Screenwriting Consultants, Pilar Alessandra and Carole Kirschner offer a team-teaching intensive to help whip your TV series into shape. You can also attend a full day with the SUPER STORIES guys, Houston Howard and Steve Mitchell, where you will learn the same lessons they usually only teach at the studios about developing your concepts to successfully create story empires.
PITCHING: Pitch to more than 120 companies, such as the Paradigm Talent Agency, Cross Creek Pictures (BLACK SWAN, PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES), Echo Lake Entertainment (AWAY FROM HER, NEBRASKA), Radar Pictures (MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS, COCKTAIL, THREE MEN AND A BABY), Ramo Law (BONE TOMAHAWK), End Game Entertainment (LOOPER), Garlin Pictures (DRUNK HISTORY for HBO), Longitude Entertainment (YOUTH IN REVOLT), Rat Pac Entertainment (THE REVENANT), Circle Of Confusion (THE WALKING DEAD, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, THE GREAT WALL, JOHN WICK 2), and dozens more. Scroll down to check out the latest list of companies and agencies at http://scriptfest.com/home/the-great-american-pitchfest/. Only 500 tickets are sold and the event sells out every year.
AGENT, MANAGER & INDUSTRY LUNCHEON: At this three course luncheon, writers are seated directly with agents, managers, staff writers, produced screenwriters, distributors, and other industry professionals to offer advice, and to network with new writing talent.
CLASSES & PANELS: Produced screenwriters, gurus, and other experts give you all the knowledge you need to kickstart your writing and screenwriting career. Previous special guests have included Oscar and Emmy award winning screenwriters such as Diablo Cody (JUNO), David Seidler (THE KING’S SPEECH), David Gould (BREAKING BAD) and the writing staff from BETTER CALL SAUL, as well as writers such as Nia Vardalos (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING), Shane Black (NICE GUYS, LETHAL WEAPON), Simon Kinberg (MR & MRS SMITH, SHERLOCK HOLMES), Carl Gottlieb (JAWS), Gary Goldstein (Producer, PRETTY WOMAN), and dozens of other A-list screenwriters, agents, managers and industry professionals.
Visit www.scriptfest.com for details.