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SCREENWRITERS’ WORKSHOPS PLANNED
Each year, hundreds of aspiring screenwriters flock to Hollywood with scripts in their hands and stars in their eyes. This year, Hollywood is coming to them.
Act One, Inc., a Los Angeles-based training program for writers and other film industry professionals, presents Act One Screenwriting Weekends, a conference series for professional and aspiring screenwriters. The workshops, which provide an intense, practical overview of screenwriting basics and the current film market, are slated to begin September 16-17, 2005 in Seattle, Washington. Additional conferences are scheduled in Hollywood (October), Fort Lauderdale,(November), Las Vegas (February), New York City (April) and San Diego, California (June).
Participants will study the craft of screenwriting – from story development and structure to character, dialogue and screenplay format – with accomplished Hollywood professionals led by Barbara Nicolosi, a screenwriter (The Work, Select Society), script consultant, and the Executive Director of the Act One programs. Primary instructors include Azusa Pacific University professor Dr. Thom Parham, a screenwriter and script consultant (JAG, Touched By An Angel, Steeplechasers, Inside Out); and Jack Gilbert, the former director of the prestigious Warner Bros. Writers Workshop and a consultant on numerous Hollywood scripts (including Batman Forever and The Addams Family) for companies like the William Morris Agency, NBC, and MTM Productions.
“Hollywood is hungry for great stories,” says Conference Coordinator Lauri Evans Deason. “And Act One is delighted to offer training and fresh inspiration to undiscovered writers across the country who share our common goals of excellence, artistry, professionalism, and spirituality.”
The seminars begin with a Friday evening session from 7-10 pm and continue Saturday from 9am-6pm. The registration fee (which includes study materials and breakfast and lunch on Saturday) is $175 for students and early registrants. After early registration, the cost to attend is $195. Registration is currently open for the Seattle conference through the Act One website at www.actoneprogram.com. Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.
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Lauri Evans Deason