STORY WEEKEND in Los Angeles, brought to you by the International Screenwriters' Association and sponsored by Final Draft, presents Pilar Alessandra, Christopher Vogler and Lee Jessup, three of the world's most renowned and respected speakers. They will share with you how to improve your storytelling and your career over this three-day long weekend intensive. If you want producers or studio execs to respond to you and your work, you need to master their techniques.
FINAL DRAFT SPONSOR OFFER NOW AVAILABLE!
This event is open to all storytellers - screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, filmmakers, producers, agents, actors, development executives and more.
PILAR ALESSANDRA will break down the craft of the page. She'll dig into pages focusing on the wording, action writing, character descriptions, dialogue, editing and scene activity. Using film clips and pages from well-crafted screenplays and TV shows, she'll take a look at writing style and voice. Then, Pilar will present a series of tested writing tools and techniques to help you craft your pages, rewrite your scenes and elevate your writing. You have explored character, arc, structure, and theme. You have outlined and beat out your story. Now what? The writing on page and execution of your story. Pilar will help you master it.
CHRISTOPHER VOGLER will help you understand why you write, why you want to tell stories, the real purpose of storytelling (beyond your worthy and practical financial goals), and sharing your vision. Stimulating the motions of your audience is essential, and he will explore the pathways that link words on a page to the powerful emotional triggers within the human body. If you can do that, the rest will follow.
LEE JESSUP will guide you, step-by-step, on how to create a successful screenwriting career. Once you have written your screenplay or original pilot, battled through multiple rewrites and applied the extensive notes from respected industry professionals, what do you do next? How do you utilize your completed work to move beyond "hard working, emerging writer" to a bona fide screenwriting professional? How do you create longevity in your career, rather than just be a flash in the pan? Lee will share with you the various paths available to today's career-focused writer in order to construct and sustain lasting employment in screenwriting.
In order to build a career in storytelling, not only do you need to understand craft, your own personal voice and why you tell the stories you tell, but you also need to have the tools to thrive in this business, whether you're a screenwriter, producer, executive or otherwise. This is a competitive industry and this three-day intensive will help you become a well-rounded storyteller and creator of your own success.
Seating is limited so please register today!
SPECIAL EVENT - "KICK OFF TO STORY" PARTY
THURSDAY, September 15th
Opening Night Mixer at THIRD THURSDAYS - 7:30 pm
Location - BUSBY'S <<<< --- Different Location
CLASS SCHEDULE SUMMARY
FRIDAY, September 16th - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WRITING CRAFT AND REWRITING TECHNIQUES - MAKING YOUR SCRIPT A GREAT READ
Lecturer: Pilar Alessandra
Location: L.A. LIVE
SATURDAY, September 17th - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
E-MOTION PICTURES: TAPPING THE WISDOM OF THE BODY TO TELL BETTER STORIES
Lecturer: Christopher Vogler
Location: L.A. LIVE
SUNDAY, September 18th - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
BECOMING A WORKING WRITER: BUILDING AND SUSTAINING YOUR SCREENWRITING CAREER
Lecturer: Lee Jessup
Location: L.A. LIVE
We are squarely focused on supporting emerging screenwriters in their professional growth by providing nearly every tool and resource available in the industry. It's our express goal to support writers of any level or background, who are proactive in developing their careers and are willing to learn from the insights and expertise of our community members. Screenwriting takes perseverance. The harder you work, the better this site will work for you.
To attend this event please upgrade your membership to ISAConnect.
Not only will you be able to submit to exclusive Events but you can
*Add an unlimited number of loglines to the ISA Showcase, searched by over 4500 Industry Pros looking for writers and screenplays
*Add awards, success stories, posters and more to your screenplays
*Receive exclusive discounts on most resources, including contests!
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)