The Screenwriting Expo
to Sunday, October 7-10, 2009
at Los Angeles Airport
Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Registration is Now Open
Screenwriter Michael Elliot to Speak at the Expo!!
MICHAEL ELLIOT is one of the most accomplished African-American
screenwriters in Hollywood. Twenty-five years ago, he was a high school
dropout, surviving on the streets of Philadelphia as one of the city’s
homeless. But over the past 12 years, Elliot’s writing credits include Brown Sugar (Fox Searchlight), Like Mike (20th Century Fox), MTV’s Carmen, and the recently released Just Wright (Fox Searchlight).
We are honored to have a writer of Michael’s caliber at the Expo where
he will give not one, but two lectures on the business of screenwriting.
One focuses on how to launch your career while the other is a topic
that has not been covered enough: how you pitch your idea in a room.
Being good in a room is the difference between a pass and a sale, and
Michael has sold enough scripts that you should heed his advice! Here is
more information on his talks:
Unconventional Wisdom: Renegade Tactics to Launch Your Screenwriting Career
Down to his last $300 and facing eviction, Michael realized that his
approach to breaking into Hollywood had to be unique and the strategies
unconventional because he had no agent, no manager, and no Hollywood
connections. He remembered one great detail from his days as an
entertainment executive that could help him get one of his scripts read.
And the detail is: you’ll have to come to find out! Michael’s great
presentation will cover subjects including unconventional queries,
tricks to getting read by a producer, accessing Hollywood through the
back door, and many more techniques to get your script read!
Good in the Room: One Writer’s Highly Effective Recipe for Pitching to Sell
Once, after a successful pitch, Miramax and The Weinstein Co. co-founder
Bob Weinstein told Michael, “If there was an Academy Award for
pitching, you’d win it hands down.” So, what’s Michael’s secret? Is it
simply his ideas? The answer might surprise you: Michael credits his
success at pitching to his unique approach to presenting his ideas, not
the idea itself. This is a can’t miss seminar, the likes of which has
never been taught at the Expo.
Registrants Receive Lowest Registration Price
Please note the new price structure this year. There will be four
levels of registration for each the Basic Pass and Gold Pass. The
earlier you register, the lower your price will be.
Screenwriting Expo Registration Prices
1: $89.95 Sold Out! |
Level 1: $279.95 Sold Out!
|Level 2: $99.95
On Sale Now!
|Level 2: $299.95
On Sale Now!
|Level 3: $109.95
late pre-registrant price
|Level 4: On Site
|Level 4: On Site
Free and Discounted Subscriptions Available with Your Expo Pass!
Once again, you can get a free subscription to Creative Screenwriting when you sign up for the Expo. Here are the details:
Your GOLD PASS ALSO INCLUDES a free one-year full subscription to Creative Screenwriting Magazine (paper issues + digital delivery + exclusive writer resources).
Your BASIC PASS ALSO INCLUDES a free one-year digital subscription to Creative Screenwriting Magazine ($11.95 value) OR $11.95 off a full subscription.
More Guests of Honor to Be Announced Soon
Keep checking this space and our website for further additions to the
Expo program. We have exciting guests ready to announce and hope to be
doing soon very soon!!!
Click Here to Register!
* The front of the line: Expo management
the right to offer
first pitch ticket access to a small number (no more than 40) Platinum
Pass registrants, should such a class of registrations be
offered. We guarantee that this group absolutely would not
40 persons -- a very small percentage of the nearly 1,000 who buy pitch