ScriptDC (November 30 - December 2, 2012) is the premiere conference for Mid-Atlantic writers and filmmakers to achieve their creative dreams by connecting them with accomplished teachers, consultants and industry professionals. Panelist bios are available here. This year ScriptDC will run concurrently with the Women in Film and Television International Summit!
The weekend-full event included: * Opening Night Screening of Europa, Europa followed by Q&A with writer/director Agnieszka Holland on November 30. Co-hosted by DC Jewish Community Center. * Workshops for all skill levels — from beginner to seasoned pro. * Dara Marks, in a rare East Coast appearance, taught both Inside Story and Engaging the Feminine Heroic.
* Screening of Amy Heckerling's new film, Vamps, followed by Q&A with producer Lauren Versel from Lucky Monkey Productions. * Pitch critiques by industry professionals. * Screenplay critiques after readings by local actors. * Master class on Writing for the Web presented by the Writers Guild of America East. * Master class on Crowd Funding presented by Thinking Forward Media.
* SCHEDULE here.
ScriptDC is the largest event of its kind in the region.
Here are some comments from past attendees and presenters.
"The doc session was great. Durrin gave us a good overview of the process and is such an experienced but accessible person, she made it easy to ask questions."
"Workshop on how to write a logline was terrific - as a beginning screenwriter I found this very helpful in grasping what a logline is supposed to accomplish and then creating one of my own!"
“Laurie Scheer, Pamela Gray and Marilyn Horowitz’s workshops were awesome! I found it applies as both writer and producer.”
"I had such a wonderful experience at WIFV DC and believe that the organizers are so efficient, intelligent and on target with the needs not only of their community but the national audience as well that I'm dedicating to helping them build their conference to have a larger scope in the years to come." - Laura Bernieri, Producer
November 30 - December 2, 2012
University of California, Washington Center
2011 Highlights Our featured writers, Allison Abner and Bob Girardi, shared how it was to work with Aaron Sorkin on The West Wing, and Girardi provided additional details about his experience as a staff writer for Judging Amy and Joan of Arcadia. Among the workshops presented: Writing for TV with award winning screenwriter, Ligiah Villalobos; How to Write Memorable Characters with Manager/Producer of Real Women Have Curves, Marilyn Atlas; How to Sell Your Work Using Social Media with The Media Goddess, Laurie Scheer; How to Write a Screenplay in 10 Weeks and How to Rewrite a Screenplay in 10 Weeks with Marilyn Horowitz. Screenwriters Gordy Hoffman (Love Liza) and Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning) critiqued the attendees' First Ten Pages. Attendees also learned How to Break In by Producing the Short with DC Shorts Founder Jon Gann. ScriptDC 2011 was sponsored by Anonymous Donors, Julia Barbara, Sapling Pictures. Promotional support provided by DC Film Alliance, The Actors' Center, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts and the Renaissance Hotel.
2010 Highlights October 15-17, 2010 was a busy weekend for Mid-Atlantic filmmakers! Presentations were given for writers, directors, producers, talent. Click here to see the 2010 schedule. Presenters included: Lisa Cortes (Precious), Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning), Claudia Myers (Kettle of Fish), Dawn Porter (Serious Moonlight), Stephen Harris (A&E), Maureen Ryan (Man on Wire), Kelley Baker (Angry FIlmmaker), Ed Burns (The Wire), Aviva Kempner (Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg), Walter Gottlieb, Jenny Halper, Erin Keating, Kurt Klaus, Heather Waters, Marc Lapadula, Cid Collins Walker, Joy Haynes, Judy Levenson, Libby Richman. ScriptDC 2010 was sponsored by Julia Barbara, DC Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, Entertainment Industries Council, Sapling Pictures. Promotional support provided by DC Film Alliance, TIVA-DC, The Actors' Center, The Writer's Center, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts and the Renaissance Hotel.