Sunday, July 13, 2014

ScriptMag & Scriptchat Meetup at Screenwriters World Conference, August 16th

Don't miss a chance to meet Script Magazine contributors as well as Scriptchat peeps at
Screenwriters World Conference, Saturday, August 16th at 8pm at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza bar!

Come on over and hang with SWC attendees and expand your network!

 Hyatt Regency Century Plaza 
2025 Avenue of the Stars 
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Saturday, August 16th
8pm PDT

Scriptchat Transcript: Stephany Folsom Guest July 13, 2014

Tonight was an amazing chat with guest Stephany Folsom @StephanyFolsom, talking about everything from historical writing to pitching your scripts to open writing assignments. Stephany delivered invaluable advice to writers at every level. It was an honor to have her on, and we hope to be lucky enough to get her back in the future! Enjoy! @jeannevb

You can read the transcript below and also on the Storify site.

Stephany Folsom on Scriptchat Tonight, July 13th!

Don't miss Stephany Folsom on Scriptchat, Sunday July 13, 2014 at 5pm PT.

Stephany @StephanyFolsom grew up at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.  Raised in a family of educators and artists, Stephany always wanted to be a writer. At the age of 17, she packed up an old Chevy Corsica with her worldly belongings and left home to attend film school in Los Angeles. While still in school, Stephany learned the realities of movie making by assisting director Tony Scott on set.

From there she worked at a major studio and production company, where she took up the mantle of TV and film development, learning the ins and outs of her craft. After her stint in development, Stephany finely tuned her storytelling skills traveling the world. She produced a series of short-form documentaries on the worldwide AIDS crisis, human trafficking and the drug trade. After spending some time in war zones and Third World countries, Stephany decided to return to a calmer life in Los Angeles and focus on her writing. These days, Stephany keeps all the high-stakes drama on the page, and she highly recommends that no matter where you go – always bring extra toilet paper.

Stephany’s first script 1969: A SPACE ODYSSEY made the coveted Black List and Hit List. She is currently adapting Harlan Coben’s MISSING YOU for Brett Ratner’s RatPac and Warner Bros.
Read all about her experience with Black List table read here.
Visit Stephany's blog
Follow Stephany on Twitter @StephanyFolsom
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Transcript - HBO's 'Band of Brothers' Writer/Producer Erik Bork - June 29, 2014

Erik Bork @flyingwrestler guested on Scriptchat, talking about breaking in, writing mini series, pursuing a career in screenwriting and more!

Read transcript below or on Storify site.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Erik Bork Writer/Producer HBO's 'Band of Brothers' Guesting on Scriptchat June 29th

Don't miss one of our favorite writers and cool guys, Erik Bork, on this Sunday's Scriptchat, June 29, 2014, 5pm PDT
@jeannevb moderating

Erik Bork @flyingwrestler is best known for his work as a writer-producer on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and From the Earth to the Moon – for which he won two Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards. He’s also worked on the writing staff of two primetime dramas, sold multiple original series pitches, and written pilots and features for such companies as Universal, Sony, NBC, Fox, Imagine, Original Film and The Playtone Company.  He teaches screenwriting for UCLA Extension and National University’s MFA Program, and has been called one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Screenwriting Bloggers.” Check out his free “Ten Key Principles Successful Writers Understand,” or contact him through his website, “Flying Wrestler.”

Erik on Twitter: @flyingwrester

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Joshua Caldwell Guests Talking Low-Budget Indie June 22, 2014

Joshua Caldwell Guests on Scriptchat June 22nd Talking Writing a Film that Can Be Shot for $6,000! (Kim Garland @kim_garland moderating)

Joshua Caldwell @Joshua_Caldwell is an accomplished director, writer, producer, former digital exec and MTV Movie Award winner. He has worked with a number of high profile producers, including CSI: creator Anthony E. Zuiker, for whom he produced Cybergeddon the online global motion picture event for Yahoo! and directed all of the film’s ancillary content for the immersive website. His award-winning short film Dig, starring Mark Margolis of Breaking Bad, was featured in numerous film festivals. He’s directed episodes of Welcome to Sanditon, the new series from the creators of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Furrocious, a webseries for Discovery Channel Online. Most recently, released his latest short film Resignation and his debut feature film Layover had its World Premiere at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival where it was nominated for the New American Cinema Award.