9. Writers' Resources
NEW YEAR. NEW DIRECTORIES.
The Studio Report: Film Development, Premiere Edition
The Hollywood Creative Directory and Baseline Studio Systems are proud
to present The Studio Report: Film Development, Premiere Edition,
offering a complete breakdown of film development project tracking. It’s
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Writers, keep up with the marketplace by studying loglines and genres
to identify active projects with potentially competitive premises. Knowing
whether an acquired project is being actively developed can inform your
decision to focus on a particular project of your own. Familiarize yourself
with the writers whose rewrites and polishes move a project forward. Knowing
who's buying what around town will give you the competitive edge in setting
up your own properties or getting active projects moving through development.
This directory works as a hand-in-hand companion to the Hollywood
Creative Directory – New 56th Edition now available with hundreds
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Million Dollar Screenwriting Seminar -- Saturday
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Produced screenwriter Chris Soth will reveal the Mini-Movie Method of
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Chris Soth, BA in Dramatic Literature, MFA Screenwriting, sold his screenplay
Firestorm for $750,000 while still at USC Film School and wants you to
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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
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THE WRITE WAY IN Pitch Festival Returns With Simon
Don’t miss the first opportunity to pitch your screenplay or TV
project in 2006, listen to Simon Kinberg, (Mr. & Mrs. SMITH, FANTASTIC
FOUR, XMEN 3, xXx STATE OF THE UNION) in the Writers Studio with
Heather Hale, and mix and mingle with industry luminaries at the gala
All in one space, one day, one price!
When: Sat, February 18, 9am - 7pm
Brown bag lunch with Special Guest lecturer (Lunch just $10.00)
The Writers Studio with Simon Kinberg
Network Hollywood Cocktail Reception
Where: Cinespace, 6356 Hollywood Blvd.
2nd Level, Hollywood CA 90028
(Corner of Ivar). Parking near by.
Cost: $149.00 for the entire day!
Hurry, we will sell out!
For details and to register:
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Directing Commercials Seminar and DVD
An incredible resource for information on how to become a commercial director
Worsham, an established, working director, teaches everything you need
to know about the business of directing commercials.
Topics covered include: Creating an Effective Spec Reel, Joining a Production
Company, Your Contract, Insider Secrets that will Help You Get the Job,
Dealing with the Ad Agency, Directing a 30-second Spot, all aspects of
production and so much more.
"Craig should be shot for sharing this information."
- Anonymous Director
February 11 & 12
Universal Studios, Hollywood
FREE 60-minute Recording of a TeleSeminar with Craig Worsham
when you subscribe to the newsletter.
Find details and reserve your space
This popular 2-day class is also available on DVD!
Everything the class offers is on the 4-disk set including all the handouts,
spec spots and professional spots.
ACTION/CUT FILMMAKING SEMINAR
Ignite your career with the most creative and visual filmmaking
seminar in the film industry.
Boston: February 25 & 26
Los Angeles: March 11 & 12
Chicago: March 18 & 19
Las Vegas: March 25 & 26
New York: April 1 & 2
Ft. Lauderdale: April 8 & 9
An essential seminar for filmmakers and screenwriters from networking
to visual writing!
In two days, gain first-hand career knowledge from a working director/writer/producer
with an audio-visual scene studies workshop that teaches the skills to
take your project from page to shoot to finished film.
Seminar Director: Guy Magar - International film instructor & contracted
to Miramax Films.
Professional credits include over 60 feature films and television network
”Excellent…the complete process…don’t
miss this seminar!”-IndieVision
Home of the Action/Cut Short Film Competition: Call For Entries: January
15 to May 15.
For a brochure and registration