A scene at the Screenwriting Expo
How to Attend The 2011 Screenwriting Expo Film
The principal venue for the 2011 Screenwriting Expo
Festival is the second-floor theater at the Westin Los Angeles Airport
Hotel, 5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90045.
Self-parking and valet parking are available in the hotel with overflow
If you are an invited industry executive, you do not need to buy
tickets. See below.
If you are the producer, writer-director or a writer of a film selected
for screening, your team is entitled to receive five free tickets to
the screening of your film only. To attend other screenings, you
must buy tickets.
How To Purchase Tickets
Tickets will go on sale by July 1, 2011, possibly
sooner; watch for email and web site announcements.
Festival attendees who do not plan to register for the Screenwriting
Expo: click this link when
Screenwriting Expo registrants: buy your tickets through Screenwriting Expo
Registration when tickets go on sale.
For festival attendees who are not paid registrants at the
– $29.95 for a
four-day ticket to any and all available* screenings all four
– $14.95 for a
one-day ticket to any and all available* screenings that day.
Tickets to individual screenings, if available, will
be sold on site.
For festival attendees who are paid registrants at
the Screenwriting Expo:
– $9.95 for a
four-day ticket. Your ticket is not transferable, and you
must be wearing your Expo badge to enter with it.
Each four-day ticket entitles the ticket buyer to a seat in any
screening any day, on a first-come, first-served basis, after
early-arriving VIPs are seated. Each one-day ticket
similarly entitles the ticket buyer to a seat in any screening that day
on a first-come, first-served basis after early-arriving VIPs are
Lost or “forgot” ticket fee is a non-refundable $10. To receive
the $9.95 price, Screenwriting Expo registrants must register or be
registered and buy tickets through Screenwriting Expo Registration at
http://screenwritingexpo.com/register.html. Click through to the
Lost or “forgot” ticket fee: non-refundable $10.
First-Come, First-Served Entry;
*Availability of Screenings; Refunds
After early-arriving VIPs, entry to screenings will be on a first-come,
We will sell a limited number of tickets to the festival. A
ticket does not guarantee a seat at any particular
screening. The theater will be emptied after each
screening. Ticket buyers cannot claim a seat to a screening by
staying after the prior screening.
Screenwriting Expo Film Festival Tickets are 100% refundable if a
requested in writing by 5 p.m. Pacific Time August 15, 2011. To
request a refund, write to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or fax a refund request to us at (323) 957-1405 or postmark a mailed
request for refund to Screenwriting Expo Film Fest c/o Creative
Hollywood Blvd Suite 415, Los Angeles CA 90028. Telephone
requests for refunds and refund requests after Aug. 15 will not be
honored under any circumstances. If you call asking for a refund,
you will be instructed to write. Tickets are non-refundable after
that date. No-show tickets are not refundable.
Why a ticket does not guarantee
a seat at a particular screening:
It is to the great advantage of all in attendance that we attract
industry executives (film buyers, financiers, studio executives and
major production company executives) to the Screenwriting Expo Film
the Screenwriting Expo. The chance to rub elbows with industry
executives in the informal settings around a festival is one of the
most important attractions of any film festival.
Because we will have no idea in advance how many of these VIPs will
attend any particular screening, we cannot sell a particular number of
seats to any screening.
Therefore, we give VIPs a chance to be seated first, and then open up
all remaining seats to ticket-holders on a first-come, first-served
For those who have never attended a film festival before, this is the
way most film festivals are run. One of the greatest benefits of
a film festival – and of the Screenwritjng Expo each year – is the
gathering of this mix of writers, directors, producers, agents, studio
execs, and film buyers and financiers in an informal setting.
Industry Executive Passes And
Invited film buyers and financiers, studio executives, and production
company executives whose companies sit for pitches at the Golden Pitch
may receive Industry Executive Passes with Priority Seating at
screenings and free parking as available.
If you are any of the above VIPs, and you do not receive an invitation
to attend by Aug. 1, 2011, please contact Matt, the festival manager,
at (323) 957-1405 or email@example.com to obtain an
Industry Executive Pass.
Producers of festival-screened films will receive five free passes to
the screenings of their own films and may take advantage of Priority
To be guaranteed a seat under Priority Seating, holders of Industry
Executive Passes and the producers/writers/directors of screened films
must arrive at the theater entrance at least 20 minutes before the
screening. For details on how to claim Priority Seating, please see the
information which goes with your Industry Executive Pass.