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Saturday, October 15 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Scripts the Biz Loves

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It’s no secret: most professional writers have more scripts collecting dust in their drawer than those that have seen the light of day. While there certainly isn’t a perfect recipe for writing a story that captures the attention of Hollywood higher-ups, there are principles and guidelines for scripts that are not only well-written, but also well-timed and suited for industry demands. Behind-the-scenes veterans will discuss the inner-workings of knowing your audience, playing the field, building a diverse repertoire, and navigating ever-shifting trends.

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Greg Beal

Director of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Since 1989, Greg Beal has administered the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting program. Over the past 18 months, he has written articles for Written By magazine. Prior to joining the Academy, Beal coordinated programs at the AFI and taught film and screenwriting at Syracuse... Read More →

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Adam Kolbrenner

Co-founder Madhouse Entertainment
Adam Kolbrenner is co-founder of Madhouse Entertainment, a literary management and production company based in Century City, CA. Since its inception in 2006, Madhouse has built its reputation on developing and producing the highest quality of writers and projects for both feature... Read More →
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Sarah Malkin

VP of Programming at New Form
Sarah Malkin serves as vice president of programming for entertainment studio New Form Digital. In this newly created role, Malkin oversees the development, production, and distribution of content on New Form Digital-controlled outlets. In the past two years, New Form Digital has... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Historic Sanctuary

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