Frequently Asked Questions - Screenwriters World Conference


When is the Screenwriters World Conference?
Where is the conference taking place?
Who should attend the Screenwriters World Conference?
How much does the conference cost and what does it include?
How do I contact the Screenwriters World Conference Staff?
What payment options are available?
Why isn't my discount code working?
I am a college student, how do I receive the student rate?
Can I register on-site?
May I register over the phone?
How do I obtain a print-out of my schedule?
Do I have to attend the sessions I pre-selected?
How do I change my session selections?
How do I sign up for agents/executives?
What are boot camps?
Do you accommodate special needs?
I registered online but now I can't attend, can I transfer my registration to another person?
What is your cancellation policy?

When is the Screenwriters World Conference?
Screenwriters World Conference takes place Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17, 2014. Please refer to the Schedule page on our website for specific session dates/times.

Where is the conference taking place?
Screenwriters World Conference West is being held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Please see our Travel & Hotel page for additional lodging information.
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Who should attend the Screenwriters World Conference?
Screenwriters World Conference is for screenwriters of all experience levels.

How much does the conference cost and what does it include?
Please refer to our Register page for additional information regarding registration levels and pricing.

How do I contact the Screenwriters World Conference Staff?
Questions relating to the conference program or content can be directed to: 800-272-8927 (310-441-5151). We are here to help, Monday through Saturday from 10am until 6pm Los Angeles time.
Question about registration, housing, or other technical issues can be directed to: 877-436-7764, option 2 or Email: screenwritersworld@fwmedia.com
What payment options are available?
You may pay online by credit card during your registration or you can choose pay by check to give yourself a more flexible payment option. If you select pay by credit card your entire conference registration fee will be collected at the time of registration. If you select pay by check you are able to lock in your registration rate without making the entire payment up front. Within the pay by check option you have the option to send a check(s) in at a later date (you are welcome to send multiple installment checks if needed), choose to use a credit card online at a later date or you may also elect to call 877-436-7764, option 2 and pay by credit card over the phone. This method will allow for multiple installments by using a credit card.
Please make your check payable to: Screenwriters World and mail to:
Screenwriters World Conference West
Registration Department
10151 Carver Rd, Ste 200
Blue Ash, OH 45242
  • Payment by check or money order must be received within 2 weeks of registration.
  • Payment by check or money order must be in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • Purchase orders not accepted.
  • Checks cannot be accepted after Friday, September 13, 2013. Anyone wanting to pay by check after that date will need to pay onsite at the registration desk.
  • All payments must be made on or before Friday, September 27, 2013. Attendees will not be admitted unless their registration is paid in full.
  • Please include the name(s)/confirmation number of each attendee whose registration is being paid so that payment will be properly applied.
  • Screenwriters World Conference is not responsible for payments misplaced or lost in the mail and not received in our office.
Why isn't my discount code working?
Discount codes are applicable to specific registration options. Check the discount offer closely to determine if the code you have is applicable to the registration option you are selecting.

I am a student, how do I receive the student rate?
This year, we've included a public registration option for students called the Silver - Student. This option is for the sessions only and is discounted to $199. During the registration process we do require you to upload proof of your student status (Student ID and Current Student Schedule).
Can I register on-site?
Yes, you are welcome to register on-site. Please come to the registration desk during our posted registration hours. Please note: On-site registration prices will increase by $100 from our regular conference prices.

May I register over the phone?
Yes, if you do not have access to a computer or would rather speak with conference personnel before registering, please feel free to call 877-436-7764, option 2. If our conference personnel is unavailable, please leave a message with your name, phone number and reason for calling and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

How do I obtain a print out of my conference schedule?
Please refer to your initial confirmation email to login to your account to retrieve your registration record. If you do not have your confirmation email you may request another copy to be sent by emailing: screenwritersworld@fwmedia.com. Please include your name, email address, or confirmation number in your email request.

Do I have to attend the sessions I pre-selected?
No, you do not have to attend the sessions you pre-selected as part of your registration. You are welcome to attend any of the sessions that are included in your registration level. Please visit the Schedule page to see a list of all of the available sessions.

How do I change my session selections?
Please refer to your initial confirmation email for instructions on modifying your registration. If you do not have your confirmation email you may request another copy to be sent by emailing: screenwritersworld@fwmedia.com. Please include your name, email address, or confirmation number in your email request.

How do I sign up for agents/executives?
You do not need to sign up for specific agents/executives. We do suggest you reference our Agents & Execs page and make a prioritized list of the agents/editors you would like to see. Lines will form in front of each agent/executive. You will not be scheduled for a specific time.
How will I know what agents/executives will attend the pitch slam and what they are looking for?
Please refer to our Agents & Execs page to view a full list of our confirmed Agents & Executives with a brief biography of what type of work they are looking for, preferred budget, and company credits.
Should I bring any leave behinds for the agents/execs?
We do suggest pitcher bring business cards or something similar to give to the agents/execs if they request your contact information.
How much time will I have to pitch my project?
You will have five minutes to pitch your project to as many agents/execs as you can fit into the all-day event. For the first three minutes you'll share the premise, genre, and the scope of your project. For the remaining two minutes the agent/exec will provide immediate feedback on your work and your pitch. For additional information please check out our Pitch Slam page.
Is there a dress code for the event?
We do have a required dress code for the event, however we do recommend to dress in business casual attire when meeting with agents/execs.

What are boot camps?
Our boot camps are specialized three hour sessions that take place on Friday, August 15 before the main conference begins. We are offering boot camps at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm on Friday, August 15. Please refer to our Register page for additional information on the boot camps and pricing.

Do you accommodate special needs??
Definitely! We make sure our facility has total accessibility, and we do whatever is needed to make attending Screenwriters World Conference as convenient as possible for all attendees. If you have a special need, please email screenwritersworld@fwmedia.com after you have registered and we'll make special arrangements, if necessary.

I registered online but now I can't attend, can I transfer my registration to another person?
Yes! There is no charge to transfer a registration from one person to another. Send the name, title, phone number, address and email address for the substitute to screenwritersworld@fwmedia.com. The transfer will be made from the back end and the new registrant will be sent a confirmation email as well as instructions regarding how to change session selections, etc. Transfers should be made by Friday, August 1, 2014. Any transfers after that date should be completed on-site at the registration desk.

What is your cancellation policy?
If you must cancel for any reason, please notify us at screenwritersworld@fwmedia.com by July 14, 2014. Your registration fee will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made after this date for any reason.