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Screenwriters World is a high-level networking and educational summit designed by The Writers Store to help you learn how to write and sell a screenplay. You can then put those skills into action during networking events that directly connect you with key executives in the movie and television Industry who can help move your writing career forward. Plus, our diverse schedule offers a wide variety of topics and tactics for screenwriters at every career and skill level, so you can design a track for yourself with useable information on everything from the latest screenwriting trends to finding representation to selling that spec!

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See below for the 2013 program. Stay tuned for 2014 - COMING SOON!


Tracks: 

                                                  

Writing Feature Screenplays  

Business of Screenwriting

Small Screen & Beyond

Friday, September 27th, 2013
9:00 am-12:00 pmBoot Camp: Fix Your Pitch (Additional Fee Required) [More Info]Boot Camp: Adapt a Script to a Novel (Additional Fee Required) [More Info]
1:00 pm-4:00 pmBoot Camp: The Craft (Additional Fee Required) [More Info]
Pilar Alessandra, Director/Author, On the Page
Boot Camp: Anatomy of a Novel Becoming a TV Pilot (Additional Fee Required) [More Info]
4:00 pm-4:50 pmOpening Keynote: Academy Award-Winning Producer Edward Saxon [More Info]
5:00 pm-5:50 pmPitch [More Info]
Pilar Alessandra, Director/Author, On the Page
Writing The Spec Screenplay [More Info]A-B-C's of Writing for TV [More Info]
Tim Meltreger, Writer/Producer, Psych
6:00 pm-6:50 pmGenre Writing: Sci Fi [More Info]Query Letters, Loglines and Leave Behinds [More Info]Writing the Spec TV Script [More Info]
7:00 pm-7:50 pmTips & Tricks of the Trade [More Info]

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
9:00 am-9:50 amPitch Panel [More Info]What I Really Want is An Agent [More Info]
Marilyn R. Atlas, Marilyn Atlas Management
Develop & Pitch TV Shows [More Info]
11:00 am-12:30 pmMini Boot Camp: Dialogue (Additional Fee Required) See options page to add a mini boot camp [More Info]
Karl Iglesias, Screenwriter/Script Doctor/Consultant/Instructor, UCLA Extension Writers' Program
10:00 am-12:30 pmPitch Slam [More Info]
12:30 pm-2:00 pmLunch on your own and Exhibit break [More Info]
2:00 pm-3:30 pmMini Boot Camp: Character (Additional Fee Required) See options page to add a mini boot camp [More Info]
2:00 pm-5:30 pmPitch Slam [More Info]
4:40 pm-5:30 pmThe Inner Movie Inventory - A Smart Sheet for Writing Your Movie [More Info]
5:30 pm-7:00 pmCocktail Reception [More Info]

Sunday, September 29th, 2013
9:00 am-9:50 amFundamentals of Screenwriting [More Info]Getting Past The Reader [More Info]
Karl Iglesias, Screenwriter/Script Doctor/Consultant/Instructor, UCLA Extension Writers' Program
Writing For Animation [More Info]
10:00 am-10:50 amPixar's Emotional Core: The Essential Element in All Successful Stories [More Info]
Karl Iglesias, Screenwriter/Script Doctor/Consultant/Instructor, UCLA Extension Writers' Program
Legal 411 for Writers: The Legal Info Every Up and Coming Writer Needs to Succeed in the Film Industry [More Info]Writing for the Video Game Industry [More Info]
10:50 am-11:10 amExhibit break
11:10 am-12:00 pmBreaking Into Hollywood [More Info]Writing is Rewriting [More Info]
Ruth Atkinson, Script Consultant/Story Editor
Pen Densham, Producer/Director/Writer
Web Series Panel [More Info]
12:10 pm-1:00 pmClosing Keynote Q & A - Screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus [More Info]