Los Angeles, CA – July 25, 2011 – On September 15-18, 2011, the Screenwriting Expo returns for its 10th year bringing with it unique opportunities for screenwriters to meet fellow writers and filmmakers, pitch top executives and learn more about the writers craft. Featuring over 150 classes, workshops, Q&As, and panels, the Screenwriting Expo is a must-attend event for anyone serious about a career in writing for film and television.
This year’s speakers include top writers such as Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class, Fringe), Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (Spider-Man 2, Smallville), Shane Salerno (Armageddon, Hawaii 5-0), Gary Whitta from The Book of Eli and many more!
Creative Screenwriting publisher Bill Dovan notes, “we are excited to have writers from 2011 blockbusters like X-Men: First Class and Thor, along with cutting edge content such as how to write convincingly about Zombies and Vampires, how to create compelling heroines, writing for micro-budgets, effectively crowdsourcing funding, and a topic that is probably on everyone’s minds but never taught before at the Expo – How to Write a Mind Blowing Sex Scene without going overboard.”
The 2011 Expo will again feature the Expo Screenplay Competition, one of the industry’s most prestigious screenplay contests. Since its inception, it has offered some of the biggest cash prizes of any screenplay competition in the world. The Grand Prize includes $20,000 plus a publicity campaign and multiple forms of access to the industry including the having the winning scripts delivered to over 300 production companies, agencies, and management companies who have committed to reading them. Prizes are awarded the opening night of the Expo. For more information on how to enter please go here.
In addition to three packed days of seminars and the competition, the Screenwriting Expo includes the Golden Pitch Festival, an exciting pitch event where writers meet one-on-one with the top execs from studios, A-list production companies, agencies, and management companies including Magnet Management, Zero Gravity Management, Starz Network and more. There will also be number of smaller, start-up production companies looking to break through with new writers. All of them are looking for specific projects and excited to meet with Expo attendees.
The Expo also features a popular exhibit area for companies and organizations that support the screenwriter’s craft. Confirmed exhibitors for 2011 include Final Draft, The Writers Store, Write Brothers, International Screenwriters Association, Alameda Writers Group, Maverick Buyer, LiteraryMovies.com, and Loglines, with more expected.
This year’s expo takes place at the union friendly Westin LAX Hotel from September 15-18. Registration is here. With sessions dedicated to every aspect of the craft and business of screenwriting and filmmaking, the Screenwriting Expo is a great way to further the screenwriter’s career.
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For more information see http://screenwritingexpo.com. For press information please contact Susan von Seggern on firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-840-0077.