I'm a networking junkie, and one of the best ways to meet people, especially other writers, is to attend screenwriting conferences.
For anyone who has seen me lecture or moderate a panel, you already know I learn as much from the attendees and speakers are you do. Which brings me to the point of this post:
We want your advice.
In an effort to make this year's Screenwriters World Conference West a unique and rewarding experience, we want your ideas for panel or session topics that would make our event even stronger.
Our goal is to have as many working writers and executives speaking as possible, so if you're a film or TV industry professional and want to lecture or participate in a panel, now's your time to pitch us a topic. Please email me your idea and qualifications, and I'll pass them on to the team.
If you're a screenwriter anxious to learn and grow your network, tell us what topics you would like for sessions at the Screenwriters World Conference this year. As always, I'll be there to meet and greet, moderate panels, and learn right along side you.
Just a head's up, the conference is August 15-17th this year, so practice your pitching on your own family, encouraging them to take this summer's vacation to Los Angeles while you sneak off to the conference. Yeah, I'm that mom who multitasks, even on vacation.
Help me help you to have the best conference experience possible! Don't be shy. Leave a comment below or email me directly with your ideas!
If you're a screenwriter who's curious about conferences and pitchfests, I wrote a piece explaining how I have found success attending them. Please give it a read if you're on the fence - Balls of Steel: Screenwriting Pitchfests - Ripoff or Opportunity?
Save the date for Screenwriters World Conference August 15 to 17, 2014! I hope to see you there!