All Events to be held June 23-25, 2017 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport (2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505)

Schedule

Master your craft, perfect your pitch, and meet Oscar-winners, showrunners, agents, and managers at this year's ScriptFest!
Day 1
23 Jun 2017
Day 2
24 Jun 2017
Day 3
25 Jun 2017

Registration – Friday

Pickup your conference materials, including your Executive Directory, your name badge, and tickets to all events.  Our friendly team is there to answer questions, and help you to make the...
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Super Stories Studio Workshop

DON’T JUST TELL A STORY, BUILD A SUPER STORY In 1977 two movies were released having a similar genre, budget and target market. Close Encounters of a Third Kind did well...
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Steve Mitchell
Houston Howard

Private Consultations, Friday Afternoon

Arriving for the event on Friday? Meet with one of our world-renowned script experts for a private, half hour consultation.  These are your meetings, so anything goes.  No matter what your experience...
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Ellen Sandler
Pilar Alessandra
Kathie Fong Yoneda
Pamela Jaye Smith
Steve Kaplan

ScriptFest Kick-Off Party

Join us at this welcome reception where you will meet dozens of other writers and industry professionals. Don’t know anyone in LA? You certainly will by the end of the...
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Construct Your TV Series Master Class

Break story on your pilot and construct your new series in this Master Class Intensive from Pilar Alessandra and Carole Kirschner. IN THIS CLASS YOU WILL:  Identify the tone, scope and...
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Carole Kirschner
Pilar Alessandra

Registration – Saturday

Pickup your conference materials, including your Executive Directory, your name badge, and tickets to all events.  Our friendly team is there to answer questions, and help you to make the...
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Private Consultations, Saturday

Meet with your favorite speaker for a private, half hour consultation.  These are your meetings, so anything goes.  No matter what your experience level, our consultants are there to help...
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Jason Sabey
Jenni James
Jeff Leisawitz
Steven James
Bill Martell
Bill Lundy
Joey Tuccio
Pamela Douglas
Ellen Sandler
Todd Klick
Diane Drake
Mark Stasenko
Danny Manus
Jill Chamberlain
Jeffrey Michael Bays
Whitney Davis
Tye “Rannosaurus” Lombardi
Steve Mitchell
Houston Howard
John Bucher
Tara Bennett
Carole Kirschner
Ruth Atkinson
Franco Sama
Pilar Alessandra
Larry Zerner
Kathie Fong Yoneda
Pamela Jaye Smith
Chris Soth
Steve La Rue
Steve Kaplan

Pitch Clinic Workshop

Practice your pitch on our panel of professionals.  Our Pitch Pros are established industry professionals ready to whip your pitch into polished perfection through feedback and advice.
Bill Lundy
Joey Tuccio
Tye “Rannosaurus” Lombardi

Screenwriter Law School

Everything You Need To Know To Protect Your Script & Avoid Being Ripped Off Your script is one of your most valuable possessions.  Learn to protect it. This class will...
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Larry Zerner

The Comic Hero’s Journey

What makes a good comic story? Why do some soar, while others lay an egg? In this Master Class, we’ll look at the elements that create a killer comedy premise,...
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Steve Kaplan

Rocket Fuel for Your Creative Career

CLASS DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!
Jeff Leisawitz

Pitch Alley Morning Session

Pitch your script on ScriptFest Saturday!  Dozens of companies will line the hallways seeking writers to hire, material to option, and writers to represent.  Don’t miss your best chance to...
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Pitch In A Minute

If we could only offer one class on pitching, this would be the one to take.  Taught by the talented, Pilar Alessandra, you will learn how to identify the key...
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Pilar Alessandra

Film Finance & Distribution

$250,000 TO $2.5 Million Dollar Budgets This class is for anyone who is serious about creating a realistic pathway to acquiring financing and/or distribution for a current and/or future script or film project....
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Franco Sama

The Nutshell Technique to Structure Successful Screenplays

Veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don’t know how to tell a story. What the 99 percent do instead is present...
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Jill Chamberlain

Suspense For All Genres

Your script is the most amazing thing ever, but your audience is falling asleep … until now!  One of the world’s leading Hitchcock suspense scholars, and author of the upcoming...
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Jeffrey Michael Bays

Agents & Managers 101

A Guide To Literary Representation for Screenwriters In the competitive world of screenwriting, securing an agent or manager can feel like finding The Golden Ticket…an almost impossible task. But there...
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Whitney Davis

What Execs Really Think

Featuring a panel of Execs.   Session Description Coming Soon
Joey Tuccio
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch it up, Lunchy

Agent, Manager & Executive Luncheon

In an industry built on relationships, finding time to make a real connection over a meal is career-building gold. If you’re ready to commit to your dream of becoming a...
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Agent & Manager Luncheon Panel

Session Description Coming Soon!
Jim Cirile

THE JENNI & JASON SHOW

This may be the most important class you take all weekend.  Let bestselling author Jenni James and her marketing manager Jason Sabey teach you how to get your brand built...
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Jason Sabey
Jenni James

Pitch Alley Afternoon Session

Did you miss your chance to pitch in the morning? Don’t worry! You have four more hours to mingle, network, and pitch to dozens of companies to career-changing exexs who...
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STRUCTURING YOUR STORY INTO 3 ACTS

Session Description Coming Soon!
Diane Drake

Writing The TV Drama

This is a great time to write for television in all its forms. Opportunities abound in online platforms such as Netflix and Amazon as well as on premiere cable channels...
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Pamela Douglas

Pulling The Rug Out

Creating Twists Your Audience Will Never See Coming Session Description Coming Soon!
Steven James

Dialogue To Die For

What makes great dialogue? How can I make my characters each have a different and unique voice? 41 Professional Dialogue Techniques you can use *today*, Subtext, Subtitles, Humor, Sizzling Banter,...
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Bill Martell

The Antagonist’s Journey

A hero can’t rise without an equally strong, complex antagonist to rise against. And to craft a strong “bad guy”, you have to know the key elements of memorable antagonists....
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Danny Manus

A Converstation With Oscar-Winner Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black is a screenwriter, filmmaker and social activist. He has won the Academy Award® and two WGA Awards for Best Original Screenplay for MILK, the biopic of the...
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Dustin Lance Black
Kat Kramer

Three Rules for Powerful Characters

Class Description Coming Soon!
Richard Walter

Improv For Writers

Session Description Coming Soon!
Ellen Sandler

Secrets To Selling Yourself & Your Pilot

Session Description Coming Soon!
Carole Kirschner

Lightning In A Bottle: Story Development

In today’s market writing a script that will sell is like catching lightning in a bottle. It’s rare, elusive and seemingly impossible. One of the reasons it’s so challenging is...
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Ruth Atkinson

Using The Force To Create A New Story Experience

As screenwriters and producers around the globe know, multi-platform technology is changing the world at light speed and no one is affected more than screenwriters. As seen with the $50...
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Steve Mitchell
Houston Howard

Make the Most of Your PitchFest

Join the team behind the Great American PitchFest for insider tips on how to get the most pitches, meet the most people, and what you should and shouldn’t do in...
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Bob Schultz

Pitch Boot Camp

Whip your pitch into shape at Pitch Boot Camp!  Never pitched before?  After this session, you will be a pro!  Make new friends as you practice your pitch, learn from...
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Executive Luncheon

Let’s ‘do lunch’ Hollywood style. Don’t miss one of our most popular networking events, where you dine with a table of industry execs (2-4 Exec per table) for an entire...
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