2012 Events for the Screenwriter

Final Draft, Inc. Webinars with an award-winning screenwriter and The Pitch King; an all expenses paid opportunity (and a trip to Costa Rica) for one lucky screenwriter; and a workshop devoted to writing for children and young adults are all on deck in 2012. What's on your calendar?
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What

The Insider View, Live Webinar with Screenwriter and UCLA Professor Corey Mandell, brought to you by Final Draft, Inc.Corey Mandell is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Warner Bros., Universal, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Family, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy, Radiant, Kopelson Entertainment, and Walt Disney Pictures. Corey is also a distinguished instructor at UCLA, where he earned his MFA. His students have gone on to sell or option scripts to Warner Bros., Paramount, Sony Pictures, Disney, Fox, Fox 2000, MGM, Universal, HBO, Showtime, USA Network and Lifetime.

Where

Online

When

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PT)

How

This webinar will take place on WebEx. WebEx is a simple, online, user-friendly interface that allows you to participate in this event by listening to the speaker and moderator through your computer speaker or headphones, submitting questions during the Q&A period at the end of the event, and watching the video of the event at any time after the webinar is complete. Don't worry, the process is easy!

URL

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2327848658/eorg

What

The Insider View, Live Q&A with The Pitch King, Producer Robert Kosberg: A Webinar brought to you by Final Draft, Inc.Robert Kosberg is known in Hollywood as one of the best idea men/producers in the business. He has sold over 50 feature film projects and currently has over a dozen movies in active development at the various studios. For the last 15 years, Kosberg has had production term deals at all of the major studios in return for providing them with his feature material. His first produced movie was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Commando for 20th Century Fox, which grossed over $200,000,000 worldwide.

Where

Online

When

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (PT)

How

This webinar will take place on WebEx. WebEx is a simple, online, user-friendly interface that allows you to participate in this event by listening to the speaker and moderator through your computer speaker or headphones, submitting questions during the Q&A period at the end of the event, and watching the video of the event at any time after the webinar is complete. Don't worry, the process is easy!

URL

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2223247794/eorg

What

The Jacob Krueger Screenwriting FellowshipThe 2012 Jacob Krueger Screenwriting Fellowship is a free screenwriting competition which awards one early career screenwriter a full scholarship to Jacob Krueger’s 2012 Screenwriting Retreat. Even your airfare is covered!

Where

Costa Rica (Expected destination)

When

Deadlines for submission begin in January; The Jacob Krueger 2012 Screenwriting Retreat will take place June 29th – July 8th, 2012

How

There are no entry fees of any kind for screenplays submitted by the event deadline. Simply submit a full screenplay in appropriate format and answer the questions on the submission form. Screenplays will be judged by an independent panel of industry professionals.

URL

http://www.writeyourscreenplay.com/screenwriting-fellowship/

What

The Highlights’ Foundation Screenwriting for Children and Young AdultsWhether you are writing an original screenplay or have a novel that would make a terrific movie, this workshop is designed for the screenwriter in you. David Paterson, screenwriter for Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia; Maureen Green and Shelly Mellott from Final Draft, Inc.; and some very special guests will introduce you to the craft of screenwriting, from storytelling to structure to script formatting. You’ll learn the differences between narrative prose and screenwriting, scene construction, and what it takes to create larger-than-life characters. Additionally, attendees will explore the opportunities for writers outside of traditional media.

Where

The Pocono Mountains of Honesdale, Pennsylvania

When

April 12-15, 2012

How

Applications are reviewed by faculty prior to acceptance. We will notify you of your acceptance and provide you with additional registration information in a timely manner. Applicants who qualify for a workshop after it is filled will be added to the waitlist for acceptance in the case of an opening. Scholarships are available.

URL

http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/

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