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Thursday, September 22, 2005
See Barb Teach Screenwriting


To register online, visit www.actoneprogram.com/writersevents.

Act One, Inc., a Los Angeles-based training program for writers and other film industry professionals, presents the Act One Screenwriting Weekend, a conference for professional and aspiring screenwriters. The workshop, slated for October 14-15, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, is an intense, practical overview of screenwriting basics and the current film market.

Participants will study the craft of screenwriting – from story development and structure to character, dialogue and screenplay format – with two accomplished Hollywood professionals. Barbara Nicolosi is a screenwriter (The Work, Select Society), columnist, and Executive Director of the Act One programs. She will be joined by Sheryl Anderson, a TV writer and former development executive, whose TV writing credits include Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Dave’s World, Charmed, and For the People.

The seminar begins with a 7 p.m. Friday evening session and continues Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The registration fee (which includes study materials and breakfast and lunch on Saturday) is $175 for students and early registrants. After October 1st, the cost to attend is $195. Online registration is available through the Act One website at www.actoneprogram.com/writersevents . Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged. For more information, call the Act One offices at 323-464-0815.

October 14 - 15, 2005
Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
1760 N. Gower St.
Hollywood, CA 90028

$175 - students and early registration
$195 - after October 1
(Includes Saturday breakfast and lunch)

The session covers:

Story development
Screenplay structure
Plotting and pacing
Visual images
"Haunting Moments"
and more
Our instructors are faculty members of the prestigious Act One: Writing for Hollywood screenwriter training program. They bring the experience and know-how of Hollywood insiders and the unique perspective of Christians who work in the world's entertainment capital.

Learn how to choose the right story and why Christians often fail to tell their stories effectively. Master industry-standard script format and explore the power of TV and film to shape audience attitudes and speak powerfully to the human heart. Find out if a Hollywood career could be right for you.

Lodging Options

(Please note ­ this list is provided as a service and does not indicate partnership with or recommendation of Act One, Inc.)

Near First Presbyterian Church/Downtown Hollywood

Best Western Hollywood Plaza

Days Inn Hollywood/Universal Studios

Hollywood Metropolitan Hotel

Westside Rentals Hollywood Hotel

Near LAX

Doubletree Hotel LAX

Hampton Inn LAX

Marriott Courtyard El Segundo

Radisson Los Angeles Airport

Near Burbank Airport

Extended Stay America Burbank Airport

Marriott Courtyard Burbank Airport

Safari Inn Burbank