Posts tagged ‘screenwriting event’

May 20, 2013

Event: The Great American Pitchfest

gapIf you’re looking for something to do in two weeks, you can’t overlook The Great American Pitchfest.

But I’m not talking about the Pitchfest itself. Personally, I’ve never done the pitching portion of the conference. I’ve been told that it is a good way to practice pitching to professionals, but you can also practice on your friends and save several hundred dollars. Some people swear by pitchfests, but I feel like there are probably more effective ways to invest in your screenwriting career.

That said, if you’re in the area (or anywhere within a hundred miles) you have to register and show up for the Free Classes.

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May 3, 2011

More Screenwriting Events in LA

It seems that May is the month for screenwriter gatherings.

The International Screenwriter’s Association is hosting a free “mini-camp” on Tuesday, May 17 from 7:30-9:30pm in Santa Monica. The session is entitled “The Two Levels of Rewriting.”

Here’s what the invitation says:

After pouring dozens of hours of ideas and sweat into your first draft … no one likes it. It’s confusing, it’s incomplete, it’s not special. You have to admit … even you don’t like it.

Part of that is because it’s a first draft. But part of that is because there are so many common first draft problems that writers without training and education make over and over again. But with Tools and an understanding of the full development process and the work ahead, you can shorten your re-writing and create an effective early draft.

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May 2, 2011

Free Event: Script Mag Hollywood Meetup Tomorrow

Script Mag is hosting a free meetup tomorrow night. Here are the details:

Come out to Hollywood and enjoy a fun night of great food, drinks and conversation at Script Magazine’s next Hollywood Meetup!

Tuesday, May 3, 7-10pm at Cat N’ Fiddle Pub & Restaurant – 6530 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028-7202

Script Magazine’s Meetup is an informal gathering of Script Magazine readers, screenwriters and entertainment industry professionals. The perfect place to community-build, network, make new friends, find a writing partner and get involved with likeminded professionals.

The event will be hosted by Script Magazine’s West Coast/Web Editor, Joshua Stecker. Other contributors from Script Magazine and Final Draft, Inc. will also be in attendance.