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There are many ways to get noticed in Hollywood. Spielberg just started working in an open office on the Universal lot. Trey Parker and Matt Stone got South Park on the Web. Diablo Cody wrote a funny blog about being a stripper. However you do it, you have to get yourself out there, even without an agent, a manager, or so-called "connections". Producer/Writer David Silverman will delve into real-life example of how famous writers and some of his friends got jobs writing in Hollywood.
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Join Voyage Media founder Nat Mundel, whose company has helped set up or sell over 2,000 high-profile movie, TV, and branded content projects, for a discussion of what it really takes to develop and package your projects so they actually make it to screen.
Date Recorded: 07/14/12
Every great script from “Casablanca” to “Citizen Kane” to “Godfather” to “World War Z” is based off a formula developed by Shakespeare & Aristotle. Learn the Formula! 50-60 Scenes, 1 A-Story, 3 B-Stories (sub-plots), with 5-6 Back-Stories all intertwined. Then learn how to write the “Great Script” in 3-weeks, typing only 10-minutes per day, and sell it.
Date Recorded: 10/10/13

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Davis Film Festival To celebrate independent film and filmmakers from around the world and our own backyard. Alabama Film Office To increase economic opportunities by building and promoting film and the related media industries in the State of Alabama. This includes recommending policies and legislation, implemen Michael D. Robins & Associates 23241 Ventura Blvd #300 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 343-1755 On the Edge Family Film Festival The “On the Edge” Family Film Festival will stimulate the creative talent of aspiring and professional filmmakers and provide a venue to express their voice through the cinematic arts. Los Angeles Movie Awards The Los Angeles Movie Awards mission is to celebrate Independent Motion Picture and Literary Arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have an opportunity to be awarde PEN America The worldwide association of writers, was founded in 1921 to promote friendship and intellectual cooperation among writers everywhere; to emphasize the role of literature in the develop Janna Communications An educational media company specializing in children’s programming, documentary and film production, and literary services. Konwiser Brothers The Konwiser Brothers began their professional career together and have stayed that way ever since, creating an impressive record of award-winning feature films, documentaries, televisi Commfest Global Community Film Festival A dialog of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film. HandsOn Malta Basic to advanced Cinematography courses, Masterclasses in all major areas of filmmaking, offer students unique opportunities Script Gods Must Die Paul Peditto is an award-winning screenwriter and director. His low-budget film Jane Doe starring Calista Flockhart won Best Feature at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival. Encore Demos Here at Encore Demos we know that time is precious and that Agents, Casting Directors or even the common viewer no longer has the attention span to watch a full length 3 minute demo any Northeast of Paris Film Commission Providing location services and permits for filmmakers looking to shoot northeast of Paris. Mirage International Film Festival The Mirage International Film Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers present their films to audiences, industry professionals and distributors from around the globe. Seattle Shorts Film Fest Seattle Shorts held its first annual film festival in November 2011 to sold out audiences. Our goal was and is to bring Seattle film lovers the very best of short films from around the Nashville Film Festival The Nashville Film Festival is proud to bring the world to Nashville through a celebration of the diversity of the human spirit expressed through the art of film. In year-round programs Howard Fine Acting Studio We are an actor training studio, offering classes for adults - from beginner through working professional. We're located in the heart of Hollywood, and have an outstanding faculty, head Pillar Entertainment Group Pillar Entertainment Group is a talent management and production company who prides itself on ethics and professionalism. 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Suite 365 Studio City, CA 91604 Spyglass Entertainment Spyglass was launched with the phenomenal box office success The Sixth Sense, starring Bruce Willis, which grossed over $661 million. Spyglass' savvy production choices have grossed Millennium Films Millennium Films is one of the longest-running independent film companies in the history of Hollywood, with 20 years and more than 300 movies to its credit. Q & A with Robert McKee For over 25 years, Robert McKee's Story Seminar has been the world's ultimate writing class for over 50,000 screenwriters, filmmakers, TV writers, novelists, industry executives, actors, producers, directors and playwrights.  Shooting Star Productions We have been in business since 1985 and we pride ourselves in creating unique and fabulous videos and films for documentaries, web series', web sites, and special events. Coalition for Quality Children's Media / KIDS FIRST! A KIDS FIRST! endorsement, a project of the 23-year-old Coalition for Quality Children's Media, can help you get attention for your screenplay. Reverie Productions Reverie Productions is dedicated to producing high quality television series and specials, feature films, location based entertainment and new media projects.
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Held annually in October since 1996, The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recogni William Morris Endeavor 9601 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, California 90210 (310) 285-9000
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