Hey, everyone-- wanted to let you all know (and invite you!) that I'll be speaking at this October's 2010 Screenwriting Expo, one of the world's biggest, coolest screenwriting conferences.
The annual Expo pulls in Hollywood's top writers and producers—folks like David Milch (Deadwood), John August (Big Fish), Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Erik Bork (Band of Brothers), Anthony Zuiker (creator of CSI), James Manos Jr. (Dexter, The Sopranos), Ellen Sandler (Everybody Loves Raymond), and John Cleese. Thousands of professional and aspiring writers, agents, producers, and execs come from around the world to listen, learn, and network.
You can also pitch your own concepts at the Golden Pitch Festival, which features 100 production companies, agencies, and management companies eager to hear your ideas. Last year's Festival included CAA, BenderSpink, Lionsgate, Mosaic, Mad Chance, Morgan Creek, DreamWorks, Fox Searchlight, Imagine, Scott Free, Relativity Media, Village Roadshow, UTA, The Gersh Agency, Yari Media Group, Walden Media, and Warner Brothers… and a host of others.
The Expo is for anyone interested in writing for TV or film, a TREMENDOUS opportunity. Here's all the info on my classes, and the conference itself… hope to see you all there!
Oct. 7-10 2010
The Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel
5711 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Register by clicking HERE, or use this link: http://csorders.com/cgi-bin/sc/ref.cgi?storeid=*16fc92ae618b61a907a0a54e23&name=2010ExpoAffiliate-ChadGervich
7 Reasons Your Pilot Won't Sell
Friday, Oct. 8 – 11 a.m.
Sure, your pilot must be brilliantly written… but it must also attract business-savvy TV execs. Unfortunately, most pilots suffer from one of seven creative pitfalls that could be avoided with simple strategizing. This seminar examines these self-sabotaging mistakes… how to know you’re making them… and ways to ensure you don’t.
Sunday, Oct. 10 – 11 a.m.
Ready to sell your pitch to NBC? Think your spec will land you a job? Think again. Navigating a TV career requires an arsenal of personal contacts, and networking takes time to perfect. This seminar explores techniques to nurture relationships, networking do’s and don’t’s, and contacting big-wigs you haven’t met.