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DIRECTORY, 29th EDITION:
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*Offer good through April 30, 2005.
Six Steps to a Screenplay
Six Steps to a Screenplay, led by Pilar Alessandra (former
Senior Story Analyst for DreamWorks and Radar Pictures), takes your script
from idea to pages in six weeks.
Six Saturdays (skipping Memorial Day Weekend)
Date: April 30 - June 11, 2005
Time: 10AM - 1PM
*Discounted price of $325.00 for Final Draft registered users.
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Spec Script Marketplace Pitch Session
poll of 33% of our Pitch Session participants indicated that
they sent out an average of three scripts each session, that's three chances
for a sale..."
On Thursday, April 28, 2005, Hollywood by the Bay will present the next
Spec Script Marketplace Pitch Session of the year. Don’t
miss this opportunity to pitch your screenplay to leading Hollywood producers,
agents, managers and entertainment lawyers seeking new material and writers
for all genres.
April 28th, 6pm – 9 pm
Where: The Olympic
Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90064
Still just $119.00!
Improve your chance of success at our Pitch Sessions by signing up for
the Pitch Perfect Program. Led by Hollywood veterans
Devorah Cutler Rubenstein and Ellen Sandler, the Pitch Perfect Program
gives you an edge at Pitch Festivals and production meetings.
Reserve your space today:
Mail: Send check or money order to Hollywood by the Bay,
P.O. Box 733, Belmont, CA 94002
Phone: 877-801-9477 (M-F, 9AM-6PM)
Writers University – The Right Course
University offers the quickest and most effective way to success. Their
courses get you on the right track in just four weeks.
Where else can you learn over fifty specific techniques on how to write
authentic, sparkling, well-crafted dialogue that individualizes characters
and entertains your reader? Best-selling author and former development
executive Karl Iglesias, who custom-designed his course Writing Dialogue
For Emotional Impact with Writers University students in mind, specializes
in "reader-emotional response." After four short weeks you will
write dialogue that snaps, crackles and pops off the page.
New course sessions begin on May 2nd and June 6th. Space is limited.
Sign up today.
Writers University is a division of the Writers
Directing Commercials Seminars
Breaking into the lucrative field of commercial directing can be a daunting
task. Craig Worsham’s 2-day seminar teaches everything you need
to know about creating fantastic commercials that will have advertisers
begging for more. From your spec reel and preproduction to contracts and
pitching, this will transform you from a complete novice to a well informed
professional ready to tackle the market.
Worsham, an established commercial director, provides insightful commentary
on several spec reels that will help you understand why a commercial fails
Seminar topics include: The process of getting in, your spec reel, creating
spec spots, specializing, your concept, producing your spec spots, signing
on with a production company, getting the boards, getting the job, the
director’s treatment, gaining representation, breaking down 3 spots,
and much, much more.
Commercials are just short films about a product, and directing them
can be a wonderfully fulfilling career. If you have ever considered becoming
a commercial director, this is the seminar that you cannot afford to miss.
Next Directing Commercials Seminars
April 30 & May 1 - New York City
May 14 & 15 - Universal Studios, Hollywood
*Also available on DVD with all the handouts included.
For more information, go to: www.directingcommercials.com
or call: 310-356-6009.
2005 ScriptShark Insider Screenplay Competition
Receive more than just money! One of Hollywood's hottest lit reps, Colin
O'Reilly, will shop a formal pitch for the winner of the 2005 ScriptShark
Insider Screenplay Competition.
Win over $15,000 in cash and prizes, and a chance to fly to LA for a set
of meetings with the contest's Board of Directors - a real pitch to real
industry insiders. Enter early for discounted submission.
Go to: www.scriptsharkinsider.com
for more details.
Action/Cut Short Film Competition
This unique, industry-driven shorts competition will showcase indie filmmakers
and their work from around the world with a chance to win $35,000 in cash,
Hollywood meetings and sponsor awards with over 100 prizes!
Deadline: May 15, 2005.
Categories: Fiction - Documentary - Animation
Online Entry Form: Go to www.actioncut.com
American Zoetrope Screenwriting Workshop and
September 24 - October 1, 2005
Come to Francis Ford Coppola's gorgeous Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize for
a week-long screenwriting workshop led by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver,
American Gigolo, Raging Bull, The Mosquito Coast,
The Last Temptation of Christ, Affliction, Bringing
Out the Dead). Guests will enjoy luxurious accommodations, four-star
meals and small-group workshops with leading screenwriters. Space is extremely
limited, and admissions are rolling, so apply today.
For complete information, visit www.All-Story.com.
The Third Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Judged by Francis Ford Coppola, the Third Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay
Contest opens May 1. For complete information, visit www.Zoetrope.com.
Free Teleseminar: 21 Powerful Rewrite Strategies
If you've ever wondered how to fix a script, this may solve your problem.
Writer/Producers Hal and Cheryl Croasmun present 21 rewrite strategies
they use before submitting scripts to studios.
In 90 minutes, you'll learn:
7 professional rewrite processes.
5 ways to build more compelling characters.
3 steps to cut through the confusion and get to the heart of your story.
4 methods of intensifying the most important moments of your screenplay.
Overall, you'll get 21 ways to increase your chance of winning a contest,
getting an agent and selling your screenplays. Best of all, there's no
For info or to sign up, go to: