ScriptDC (October 18-20, 2013) is the premier conference for Mid-Atlantic writers, producers and talent to achieve their creative dreams by connecting them with accomplished teachers, consultants and industry professionals. The conference opens with a screening Friday, October 18 of classic television comedies! Saturday, October 19 is a day full of workshops and master classes (you can see the schedule here). The conference closes on October 20 with a day of pitch and script critiques provided by our expert guests!
Confirmed speakers include Joan Darling, a pioneering writer/director (Mary Hartman/Mary Hartman, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show), Rachel Grady (Loki Films, Jesus Camp, Detropia), Judy Kerr (acting and dialogue coach, Seinfeld), Dara Marks (author and script consultant), Golan Ramras (development executive, Iron Man, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), Elena San Gabino (development executive, AMC, We TV, BBC America), Laurie Scheer (development executive and author). We will also be welcoming Monica Lee Bellais (writer/producer/teacher), Arla Bowers (screenwriter), Maryanne Culpepper (Graffiti Works), Kendra Cunningham (comedian, Funny or Die), Kevin Downs (writer/teacher), Ginny Durrin (filmmaker), Alli Hanley (comedian), Aviva Kempner (filmmaker), Kiley Kraskouskas (filmmaker/fundraising consultant), Adele Schmidt (filmmaker/coach), Nina Gilden Seavey (filmmaker). You can see their bios here.
There will be workshops for beginning writers, documentary filmmakers, and several sessions on writing and producing comedy. Here’s the schedule of workshops on Saturday, October 19. Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available starting at 6:00 pm on October 18. You can download the registration form here.
2013 Sponsors include BET Networks, Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, Interface Media Group, Mimi Polk Gitlin, MovieMaker Magazine, The Actors’ Center, The Documentary Center at The George Washington University, DC Shorts
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!