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Ellen will walk you through the important agreements in a writer’s professional life from initial collaboration with a co-writer to working with a non-writing producer to acquiring underlying material to the brass ring of THE WRITER AGREEMENT. Learn what you should be thinking about throughout all of these stages, what questions to ask, what agreement you need and the basic terms needed in each of the agreements.
Regular Registration:11/08/14Class Begins:11/08/14

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IMPROVE YOUR PITCH IV (ISA Sponsored)
Gary Shusett aka “Professor Logline” returns to the ISA to help you create more effective pitches for your projects.  You’ll find this interactive 2-hour teleclass invaluable for understanding how to get busy producers interested in reading your material. 
Date Recorded: 05/05/13
If you're looking for authenticity when it comes to writing your next "cop show" or movie, you can't miss this I.S.A. webinar featuring Sgt. Derek Pacifico. Sgt. Pacifico worked nearly 200 murder cases and honed his craft of interrogation to an art form. Learn his real-world techniques before you write one more scene.
Date Recorded: 03/09/13

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Doug Warhit Acting Doug has his undergraduate degree from NYU and his masters degree from Antioch University. He has been teaching on-camera cold reading and scene study and coaching actors for auditions Silver Creek Productions One of the first production houses in the state of Arizona to independently produce, promote, and distribute all forms of media from some of the state's most talented artists. Grace Talent Agency Grace Talent is a talent and literary agency based in Beverly Hills, California. We represent Commercial, Film, Literary, and Television. We believe in cultivating a relationship that Ile de France Film Commission Providing location services and production incentives to filmmaker looking to shoot in the south of France. California First Amendment Coalition An independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to "promote and defend the people's right to know"--that is, our freedom of information (to find out) and freedom No BullScript Consulting Danny Manus is one of the most in-demand script consultants & lecturers as CEO of No BullScript Consulting & author of No B.S. for Screenwriters:Advice from the Executive Perspective. Suite A Management Talent & Literary Agency 120 El Camino Dr Ste 202 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 278-0801 Montreal World Film Festival The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all con Miracle Mile Entertainment Miracle Mile Entertainment is a production company specializing in feature film and television production. We develop, produce and source funding for our projects in house. The Gersh Agency TGA has a policy that neither it nor any of its agents or other employees shall accept or consider any unsolicited material, ideas or suggestions of any nature whatsoever ("Unsolicited Malta Film Commission Providing location services, economic incentives, and crew / equipment contacts to filmmakers who want to shoot in Malta. Media Goddess Coaching Laurie is available for script consultation, script development, script doctoring, assisting screenwriters as they prep their materials to be sold, practice pitching and pitch prepping
Ekstasy Ltd Ekstasy is an Award Winning Film Production company based in London, UK.
No Place Like Holmes "NO PLACE LIKE HOLMES" (NPLH) is at its core a web drama comedy show that is based upon Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" series .
Lucky Day Studios, LLC Lucky Day Studios, LLC is the production company for the teen thriller, "Unrequited", starring Michael Welch, Sarah Habel and David Keith. Toronto Kids International Film Festival TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and en Noor Iranian Film Festival NIFF was created with the aim of shedding "noor," or light, on Iranian culture and heritage through the medium of cinema. The festival sees itself as an opportunity to allow filmmakers Emerson College - Certificate Program, Screenwriting Emerson College's Screenwriting Program offers individuals the opportunity to learn the craft of screenwriting through a series of non-credit workshops designed to build writing skills Hong Kong International Film Festival The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is one of Asia’s most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and film goers from all over the world to launch new works DLA Piper - London, UK & US Our lawyers understand the way the media, sport and entertainment industries work. We are trusted key advisors, with the experience and reach to advise in any major jurisdiction. Our cl Caliber Media CALIBER MEDIA is a production, management, and digital content company representing passionate creatives in all fields of the entertainment industry, while having a strong focus on London City International Film Festival Celebrating short filmmaking and storytelling through a combination of formats, backgrounds, themes, and ways of expressing a message. Arizona Underground Film Festival Arizona's premier genre cult film festival. Bareface Films Film Festival A free festival, anti convention, minimalistic, and decisive.  Located in London and presented by Bareface Films. Story Mapping The Shawshank Redemption Daniel Calvisi and William Robert Rich, hosts of the Story Maps Screenwriting Podcast, will break down and discuss The Shawshank Redemption with a beat-by-beat structural analysis that explores its classical structure, as well as the non-traditional elements that break from the Hollywood norm. Candice Lake Agency Canadace has represented clients for Showtime, Oxygen, and the WB and have ventured in to new media by writing scripts for movie-based thrill rides, video games and Internet shorts
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Final Deadline: 12/31/14 Regular: 11/01/14 Feature Our mission is to provide industry exposure and educational support to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. Final Deadline: 12/10/14 Regular: 11/01/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series , Play , Novel Lots of scripts are rejected at film festivals. One of the reasons is that there are too many submissions. Producing a film is one thing. ... Final Deadline: 02/15/15 Late: 11/03/14 Feature The KAIROS PRIZE, now in its 10th season, is one of the most successful competitions in the country with one of the highest winner to ... Final Deadline: 11/03/14 Regular: 11/03/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series , Play New Media Film Festival: Honoring Stories Worth Telling in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can ... 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Final Deadline: 11/15/14 Regular: 11/15/14 Feature To promote any holiday themed screenplays and expose winners to industry professionals. *Cash prizes. * ONLY Holiday themed screenplay ... Final Deadline: 11/15/14 Late: 11/17/14 Feature , Short During the OFF we now do a Writers Theatre aspect of our screenplay competition, which means we have local actors read sections of the ... Final Deadline: 11/17/14 Early: 11/19/14 Feature , Short CGIFF is open to all filmmakers, screenwriters and artists working within the medium of film. Our screenwriters have sold work and produced ... Final Deadline: 07/08/15 Late: 11/25/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short Coming off of the heels of its tremendously successful inaugural Screenwriting Competition, the 46th annual Nashville Film Festival is proud ... Final Deadline: 01/14/15 Final: 12/01/14 Feature The Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Contest seeks pitches, synopses, and loglines for the next great movie idea and connects writers with ... 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