Friday, March 10, 2006

Scriptwriters Showcase in LA

There's a scriptwriters showcase in LA next month. Arnita Williams passes the info along for anyone wanting to make the jaunt:

It's April 7, 8 & 9, 2006 at Sheraton Universal Studios, Universal City, CA

2005 Academy Award Winners Diana Ossana and Bobby Moresco and Academy Award Nominee Josh Olson to give Keynote Address at Scriptwriters Showcase

Sharpen your skills with the pros
Finally, an event that brings you writers of the movies, television shows and commercials that you respect - directly to you - in person. Don’t miss Scriptwriters Showcase, the largest gathering of screenwriting talent ever assembled! Only Final Draft and scr(i)pt magazine could bring you an event of this magnitude. Scriptwriters Showcase features unprecedented opportunities to learn from the professionals who drive the entertainment industry. A full three days to learn about your craft, from the writers and execs that you look up to – April 7, 8 and 9, 2006.
Special Keynote Event – Writing Gold
This year’s most respected writers will take the stage at the Showcase Keynote Event featuring Oscar® Award winners Bobby Moresco (Crash), Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain) and Oscar® nominee Josh Olson (A History of Violence), Hear wit and wisdom from best of the best as they discuss writing the scripts that turned Oscar’s head in 2005.
Direct Access to the Best Talent
Interact with the best writers in the industry from a variety of panels in four different study tracks. Learn how to write for a living directly from the pros. From screenwriting to television writing to writing for commercials, documentaries and theatre … no matter what your interest, you’ll find it here! There will be plenty of opportunity for your questions to be answered.

Take A Meeting
Access - you want it, you can have it. Until now, you’ve been limited to attending “pitch fests.” Scriptwriters Showcase provides writers with a professional, comfortable environment in which to develop a rapport with the executive. You’ll get 15 minutes -- one on one -- to pitch, to question … to discuss anything you want. Plenty of time to develop story ideas, get feedback on your pitches and career path, and create a contact in the industry.

And there’s more …
* Market Place brought to you by Writers Store
* Networking Party
* Studio Tours
* Advanced Screenings

Special Offer
Scriptwriters Showcase is an event you can’t afford to miss. Register now for just $99 (regular price $149). Also, get first choice at the Take A Meeting sessions, Keynote Event and the VIP Networking Party, as well as the screenings. Visit for more details. Use coupon code “BB0306” when registering.

Special Lodging Deals
Aside from getting reduced price on registration, you can get additional savings on accommodations at the Sheraton Universal (space is limited, first come, first served). Save $50 a night when you book your hotel with your registration.

Register now for only $99 (regular price $149) and get first choice for Take A Meeting sessions!
Use code FD10306:

The Showcase is proudly sponsored by: Writers Store, Avid, New York Film Academy, ScriptShark / Baseline StudioSystems and Withoutabox.

Some of the featured speakers:
Stuart Beattie
Screenwriter, Collateral.
Kevin Bisch
Screenwriter, Hitch.
Shane Black
Screenwriter, Lethal Weapon.
Doug Ellin
Creator/Executive Producer, Entourage.
Steve Faber and Bob Fisher
Screenwriters, The Wedding Crashers.
Allen Fisher
Manager, Principato/Young Management
Craig Kestel
Literary Agent, William Morris Agency.
Simon Kinberg
Screenwriter, Mr. & Mrs. Smith
xXx: State of the Union

Jon Macks
Staff Writer, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Michael Seitzman
Screenwriter, North Country.
Michel Shane
Producer, Catch Me If You Can.
Producer, I, Robot.

Stephen Susco
Screenwriter, The Grudge.

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