Monday, July 14, 2008

Scriptscene RWA Conference

Scriptscene RWA presents a Mini-Conference

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the San Francisco Marriott (the RWA conference hotel)

DON'T miss this special opportunity to meet and learn from Hollywood professionals. Register now, seats are limited! Three incredible speakers will share their experiences from many years in the Hollywood trenches.

10 a.m.
Registration & networking

10:30 a.m.

10:40 - 11:10
Annual Chapter Meeting

Workshop Session One

Leighanne Haddock will present "From Script to Screen: The Art of Bringing Your Script to Life." Set Decorator Ms. Haddock studied Interior Design at Southwest Texas State University. Since moving to LA, she's worked as a Production Designer/Set Decorator in the Art Department for indie projects, and as a Buyer in Set Decorating for big budget companies such as Dreamworks, Columbia Pictures, and Warner Entertainment. Her film and TV credits include Alias, Bones, Invasion, Disturbia, Kite Runner, and Enchanted.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break (on your own)

1:30 - 2:45
Workshop Session Two

James Dalessandro is an author and veteran screenwriter. Since its publication in April, 2004, James Dalessandro’s 1906, an epic novel of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, has become “a publishing sensation,” appearing regularly on Northern California Best Seller Lists for nine months. Mr. Dalessandro has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, The Ronn Owensradio show on KGO radio, and twelve regional television stations. Warner Brother’s Films began production in 2005 on a20$150 million film version of 1906, from a script also written by James Dalessandro. He'll talk about, "Novels, Romance, Hollywood: ADAPTING YOUR IDEAS TO FILM (And Surviving Hollywood)."


3:00 - 3:15
Share the Dream Contest Winners Announced

3:15 - 4:30
Workshop Session Three

Marilyn R. Atlas is an award-winning producer and personal manager. Her topic, "How to Fall=2 0in Love with a Feisty, Voluptuous Dame: A survey of the spunky women in screwball romantic comedies from the 30's... to today's wan, pliant size-2 rom-com heroines" will provide an analysis of the transformations required of the men who win their heroines’ hearts --and how these values are a reflection of the zeitgeist. Also covered in this discussion of the devolution of the rom-com are: the changing prospects of Movies-of-the-Week, the names that greenlight rom-coms, general advice to writers about their relationships with their agent/manager, and what writers’ creative, networking and business responsibilities are.

And if that isn't enough, we have two sponsors for this exciting event. The Writer's Store is our main sponsor, and Final Draft is our co-sponsor — AND both are offering door prizes, discount certificates and more!

The price of admission is:

$10.00 Scriptscene members
$20.00 RWA members (non-Scriptscene)
$25.00 to join Scriptscene AND attend the mini-conference.

Victoria M. Johnson is the mini-conference coordinator. For more information, visit

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