6. WRITERS' RESOURCES
Field · John Truby ·
Michael Hauge · Jeff Kitchen
Four of the biggest and most respected names in screenwriting come together
in Los Angeles the weekend of June 25-26, 2005. This is a rare opportunity
to hear four masters of the craft speak at length on the art and craft
of screenwriting in a single weekend. It promises to be an amazing weekend
As an added bonus, Hollywood producer and pitch king Robert Kosberg
joins us for a great evening seminar on pitching. Learn how to pitch your
scripts from the master and participate in a Q&A session.
For full course outlines, visit: www.ScreenwritersSummit.com.
THE SCREENWRITERS' SUMMIT
June 25-26, 2005
Phone: (888) 245-2228
Buck Henry Joins American Zoetrope Screenwriting
Two-time Oscar®-nominee Buck Henry (The Graduate, Heaven
Can Wait, To Die For) has joined Paul Schrader (Taxi
Driver, Raging Bull, American Gigolo, Bringing
Out the Dead) in leading the American Zoetrope Screenwriting Workshop,
September 24 - October 1, at Francis Coppola's beautiful Blancaneaux Lodge
For complete information and an application, please visit www.All-Story.com/belize.cgi.
Zoetrope: All-Story Magazine
Zoetrope: All-Story magazine, stories from which have spawned
four feature films now in production, is proud to offer a special 25%
discount on subscriptions to Final Draft registered users.
To receive the discount, visit: www.All-Story.com/subscribe.cgi
and enter the discount code "4FD14." Up coming guest designers
are Wes and Eric Anderson and Tom Waits.
The Writer's Arc
So you're out there writing but you don't know how to get what you've
got in your head and on your laptop to the big screen. The Writer's Arc
is going to hunt you down where you live, zip-line you to Hollywood, provide
you the opportunity to eat, breathe and die your craft while you churn
out your screenplay and chew the fat with some of the most talented people
in the entertainment business.
The following five Fellowships will be awarded:
· $5,000 cash and 12-week intensive course in Arc Hub
office with computers and Final Draft
· Interaction with successful screenwriters and industry players
· Hands-on oversight and guidance by experienced program directors
For more information, go to: www.writersarc.org
Hollywood by the Bay Presents:
Spec Script Marketplace Pitch Session & Network Hollywood
"Thanks again for continuing to organize one of the most cost-effective
and professional pitch marts in the business. Through one of your previous
events I have not only secured my agent of five years, but I continue
to make excellent contacts with major producers and have projects moving
up the pipeline as we speak. I look forward to attending many more of
- Paul Lawrence
Creator/Writer - Cruel World - A Maverick Films/Prime Time Pictures
Don't miss this opportunity to sell your screenplay and network with
Hollywood producers and agents seeking new material for TV and Film.
When: Saturday, July 16, 1:00 - 7:00 PM
1:00 - 2:15 PM Pitch Perfect (Free pitch coaching)
3:00 - 5:00 PM Pitch Session
5:00 - 7:00 PM Network Hollywood cocktail reception
Where: Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, North Hollywood,
Cost: $119.00 ($20.00 for just the cocktail reception)
Call: (877) 801-9477
The #1 Pitch Event
9th Annual Hollywood Pitch Festival
July 30 & 31, 2005
Renaissance Hotel, Hollywood, CA
"Where Preparation and Luck Meet Opportunity"
Over 140 studio and development executives, agents, managers, producers
and directors to pitch your project to in one-on-one, seven-minute meetings.
The largest and longest-running pitch festival of its kind featuring the
most sales, options and agency signings. If you have a book, TV or movie
idea, screenplay or short to sell, this extraordinary weekend is for you.
Limited to 200 attendees.
$375.00 (2-day pass, lunch, pitch class) Early-Bird price
Robert McKee's Story Seminar
McKee is one of the most well known and respected screenwriting teachers
in the world. His 3-day Story Seminar has been taken by over 45,000 students
worldwide, including many of today's top screenwriters, TV writers, producers,
directors and novelists such as Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings
I, II, III), Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella
Man), Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), Joel Schumacher (The
Phantom of the Opera) and Zak Penn (Behind Enemy Lines,
X-Men 2), plus writers of CSI, Bruce Almighty,
Law & Order, Friends, The Simpsons and many,
many others. McKee's sold-out Story Seminars teach the essential principles
of screenwriting and story design that studios, production companies and
publishers demand from their writers.
Upcoming 2005 Story Seminars:
June 10-12: San Francisco
Fall 2005: LA, NY, Detroit, London & Las Vegas
To register or for more information:
Call: (888) 676-2533
2nd Annual New York PitchXchange
June 10-12, 2005 - New York University, New York
Last year, over 30 executives (agents, managers, producers) attended the
Inaugural New York PitchXchange to hear five-minute pitches from over
500 aspiring and working screenwriters. Companies included Miramax Films,
Dimension Films, MTV, Abrams Artist Agency, The Howard Stern Production
Company and many others.
This year the event will span the course of three days. The first day
offers a full-day seminar with Hollywood producer and pitch king Robert
Kosberg. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the master
and participate in a Q&A session. The day wraps with Pitch Idol;
American Idol with a pitch.
On the second and third days, pitches will rain from the sky as writers
pitch their best ideas, five minutes at a time. In between pitches writers
will have the chance to attend one-hour classes on subjects ranging from
How to Write a Query Letter to Writing a Great Opening.
Throughout the entire weekend, one-on-one pitch coaching will also be
available in 15-minute sessions.
This year, scr(i)pt aims to create a sequel that surpasses the
original. Readers have responded and the turnout spoke for itself; East
Coast writers must have a way to access Hollywood without traveling 3,000
miles! And there is no better location than that of the East Coast's finest
film program -- New York University.
For more information, go to: www.pitchxchange.com
This event is sponsored by IFP, WGA, Screenstyle,
Drama Book Store, Cinewomen New York and Final Draft.
The Spec Market
your project for the largest audience of entertainment professionals in
the world. Baseline StudioSystem's Spec Market posting directory provides
an exciting new arena to list your screenplay, novel or story.
Entertainment professionals can browse, search and locate available content,
giving you the best possible opportunity to get your script in the hands
of the real decision-makers.
To register go to: www.scriptshark.com/specmarket/index.cfm
Screenwriting for Teens
A unique online workshop will be offered this summer by Gotham Writers'
Workshop -- Screenwriting for Teens. This eight-week workshop is designed
for teens 15-18 years old and will be taught by a professional screenwriter
on the acclaimed school's faculty. The course will help younger writers
begin to realize their dreams of writing for the silver screen through
the same easy-to-use online format that earned the school a "Best
of the Web" rating by Forbes.
To learn more visit: www.writingclasses.com/CourseDescriptionPages/Teen.php/ClassTypeCode/T
Writers' Weekend in NYC
Gotham Writers' Workshop will present its first Writers' Weekend in NYC
on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25. Professional writers from the
school's acclaimed faculty will offer 15 different one-day intensive workshops
during weekend. Classes include:
· TV Writing
· How to Sell Your Screenplay
· Dialogue Writing
· Character Development
· Documentary Film Writing
To learn more or to register, visit: www.WritingClasses.com.
Learn to Write a Screenplay in just Four Weeks
you have an amazing idea for a movie but don't know how to begin writing
it, this self-paced, online course is for you. Screenwriting Basics, the
result of over 23 years of helping writers succeed, guides you from FADE
IN to FADE OUT - for only $49. There's no easier way to learn the fundamentals
of writing a page-turning script.
Sessions begin on June 6th. Space is limited.
To register, visit: www.WritersUniversity.com.
This course and many others are brought to you by Writers
University, a division of The Writers Store.
Free Teleseminar: 21 Powerful Rewrite Strategies
help elevating your writing to a professional level so it gets the attention
"It's the best rewrite class I've taken.
I've taken three: one was two months, another two days and the third six
weeks. I learned more high-quality tools in two hours with Hal than all
of the other courses combined." - Kymber Yung
In 2 hours, you'll learn:
· 7 professional rewrite processes
· 3 mistakes that cause your writing to have an
· 6 ways to cut through the confusion and make
sure your story works
· 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: www.ScriptForSale.com/rewrite_conference2.htm
Learn to Write a Million-Dollar Screenplay
This Weekend Only!
Sat & Sun, June 4 & 5
Director's Room, Holiday Inn, 2005 N. Highland in Hollywood
Only 3 Final Draft discount seats remain for Million-Dollar Screenwriting!
Full Price: $350
Final Draft Registered Users' Price: $250
Produced screenwriter Chris Soth will reveal the Mini-Movie Method
of Story that made him over a million dollars in Hollywood. Breaking
a two-hour movie into eight fifteen-minute films. Mini-Movies,
or sequences, are an industry secret not taught in any other course, book
or seminar. Once you learn Mini-Movies, you'll never go back
to three-act structure!
Chris Soth, BA in Dramatic Literature, MFA Screenwriting, sold his screenplay,
Firestorm, for $750,000 while still a student at USC Film School,
and he wants you to do the same!
to learn more.
To receive the $100 discount, contact Chris Soth directly:
Phone: (310) 397-3124