Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Writers Guild Foundation announces its 2008 Craft Seminar

Hooked: The First Twenty Pages - and Beyond Workshop on Screenwriting Set for Saturday, July 19

Learn from Hollywood's best and most successful writers! You are invited to participate in the Writers Guild Foundation's annual summer craft day on writing for the screen. Entitled Hooked: The First Twenty Pages - and Beyond, the event is a special one-day workshop for screenwriters and screenwriting students on the subject of engaging your audience and keeping them engaged through to a satisfying ending.

WHEN: Saturday, July 19th, 2008

WHERE: Writers Guild of America headquarters at 7000 W. Third Street, LA, CA 90048.
br> Panelists and session leaders will include: Michael Brandt & Derek Haas (3:10 to Yuma; Wanted), Robert Eisele (The Great Debaters), John Furia, Jr. (Professor of Screenwriting at USC), Michael Goldenberg (Contact, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Robert Nelson Jacobs (Chocolat, The Water Horse), Simon Kinberg (Mr. and Mrs. Smith; X-Men: The Last Stand), Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada; 27 Dresses) Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me if You Can, Rush Hour 3), Dan Pyne (Pacific Heights, The Sum of All Fears), Andrew W. Marlowe (Air Force One, Hollow Man), Howard A. Rodman (Joe Gould's Secret, Savage Grace), Anna Sandor (My Louisiana Sky; Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front), Tom Schulman (Dead Poet's Society, What About Bob?, Ligiah Villalobos (Ed TV, La Mima Luna) Michael J. Wilson (Ice Age, Shark Tale) and several others. Faculty members from USC, UCLA and AFI also will serve as moderators/facilitators for many of the sessions. Panelist updates as they occur can be found on www.WGFoundation.org

REGISTRATIONS: $150, general public; $125, WGA members and academic faculty; $110-full-time students with I.D. Parking, breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch and an evening wine and cheese reception are included in the registration fee. Credit card purchases can be made by calling 1-800 838 3006, or online at www.WGFoundation.org, where the full program and an updated speaker lineup can be obtained.

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