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Linda's job as a script consultant, seminar leader, and author is to guide writers to make their script the best script it can be. She has an objective professional eye to help solve elusive script problems and to help writers become better writers. The author of one of the most widely known book on screenwriting, "Making A Good Script Great", Linda Seger is the best of the best.
Regular Registration:10/25/14Class Begins:10/25/14

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Q & A with Robert McKee (ISA Sponsored)
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. 
Date Recorded: 02/25/12
What Not To Do In a Screenplay is a seminar devoted to enhancing the careers of both beginning and intermediate screenwriters. The craft of screenwriting, and the little tricks of the trade are voluminous and numerous, but it can all be learned and if practiced with discipline and patience a writer's efforts can pay off. Getting the knowledge about what producers need is key and keeping your screenplay from being rejected out-of-hand is just as key.
Date Recorded: 04/03/14

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Dreamworks SKG DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed by partners Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider, and The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Silver Bitela Agency We strive to bring the finest representation to our clients. If you don’t stop believing, we won’t stop pitching. We are a thriving boutique agency offering representation to writers of Marbella International Film Festival The Marbella International Film Festival brings together artists and their films from all corners of the globe to display their talents to the commercial world. The Festival is growing Arclight Documentary Film Fest Arclight's annual documentary film festival. ICM Partners ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fie MASTER YOUR GENRE & KNOW YOUR STORY WITH LAURIE SCHEER There have been enough prequels, sequels, reboots and remakes. It is time for new, authentic screenplays to be written for the collective consciousness. Laurie Scheer has a writing method that assists you in successfully preparing, writing, and pitching your screenplay. The secret is learning how to master your genre. Mississippi Film Office Location scouting and research; pre-production help with casting, extras, crew, equipment; trouble-shooting during production and wrap; we will work with you every step of the way. Judy Kerr - Acting Coach Judy is recognized in Hollywood for her unique gift of nurturing talent and helping actors succeed. Coaching one-on-one with some of the top names in the business, Judy works to enhance
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