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A year-round conference in the arts.Symposium features seminars and panels on screenwriting, filmmaking, publishing, and beyond, plus Town Hall discussions that expose the hard truths of The Arts. RealTalk™ and honest advice. Rip off the veneer and join the conversation ...

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A year-round conference in the arts.Symposium features seminars and panels on screenwriting, filmmaking, publishing, and beyond, plus Town Hall discussions that expose the hard truths of The Arts. RealTalk™ and honest advice. Rip off the veneer and join the conversation ...

    Hard Truths: Screenwriting Competitions

    Hard Truths: Screenwriting Competitions

    Screenwriting contests should not be a mystery. They should be another opportunity for writers to land representation and move their scripts (and career) forward. Understanding what contests do, how they actually work, and what types of scripts typically resonate is essential to any screenwriter looking to compete.Our Script Pipeline execs have assembled to offer insider tips on writing competitions, the current landscape for film and TV (which is continuously in flux, it seems), and in turn,...

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Hard Truths: What Film and TV Reps Actually Want

    Hard Truths: What Film and TV Reps Actually Want

    A special Town Hall event in which two top reps peel back the curtain into the attributes they look for in a potential client. Take out your notepads (digital or otherwise) and get ready for some insider advice ...Moderators Matt Misetich and Ruth Sabin of Script Pipeline will be joined by John Zaozirny (Bellevue) and Halle Mariner (IAG).[Recorded August 17, 2022]Note: There is swearing ... so put the kids in front of the TV.Hailing from the Midwest, Halle Mariner graduated from Columbia Coll...

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Hard Truths: Straight Talk About Handling Feedback

    Hard Truths: Straight Talk About Handling Feedback

    Whether a writer is up-and-coming or a pro, they need to know when to ask for feedback and how to handle receiving notes in order to elevate their stories and improve their craft.Join our panel discussion with Pipeline Execs Michael Owens and Matt Misetich, joined by Doug Richardson (Die Hard 2, Bad Boys, Hostage), and screenwriter Merridith Allen for a live Q&A.Resources from this episode:Jeanne's Script Magazine article about slicing pages.Symposium: Merridith's in-depth workshop on fee...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    One-on-One: Screenwriter and Author, KC Jones on Adapting a Script to a Novel

    One-on-One: Screenwriter and Author, KC Jones on Adapting a Script to a Novel

    Symposium presents a robust one-on-one dialogue between Pipeline Exec Jeanne Veillette Bowerman and screenwriter and author Kevin Jones, whose debut novel, Black Tide, started as a screenplay. Join us as we explore the challenges and benefits of writing in multiple mediums.[Recorded September 7, 2022]After graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in film production, KC Jones returned to the Pacific Northwest to focus on a career in screenwriting. He was a three-time S...

    • 44 min
    Town Hall: Insights Into the Post-Strike Film & TV Industry

    Town Hall: Insights Into the Post-Strike Film & TV Industry

    Join screenwriting career coach, Lee Jessup, and Bellevue's literary manager, Jeff Portnoy, for a discussion about the post-strike state of the screenwriting industry to better prepare yourself for breaking into the new landscape of Hollywood.Get your questions answered live![Recorded November 5, 2023]Lee Jessup: @LeeZJessupJeff Portnoy: @jeff_portnoyResources:Watch RecordingChat TranscriptLee Jessup's WebsiteLee's Screenwriters Support Group"The Secret to Finding a Screenwriting Mentor" by J...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    One-on-One: Historical Fiction and NY Times Best Selling Author L.M. Elliott

    One-on-One: Historical Fiction and NY Times Best Selling Author L.M. Elliott

    In Symposium's One-on-One Town Hall series, Pipeline executives sit down for in-depth and personal conversations with our friends in publishing, screenwriting, and filmmaking.For our next session, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman speaks with New York Times best-selling author L. M. Elliott to unpack the layered process involved in creating accurate and riveting historical fiction.This candid discussion dives into the challenges of forging back into history, sometimes where no original documents exis...

    • 1 hr 53 min

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