Monday, September 24, 2012

Signe Olynyk and Bob Schultz from GAPF join Euro Scriptchat on Sunday 30th Sept.

Euro Scriptchat is honoured to be joined by Signe Olynyk and Bob Schultz on Sunday 30th of September at 8pm BST.

Signe Olynyk and Bob Schultz are the producing partners behind the indie hit, ‘Below Zero’ that was released August 28th in North America.  The duo also put together the annual Great American PitchFest & Screenwriting Conference, now celebrating its tenth year and attracting more than 2,000 writers each year.  Signe and Bob will share some of the difficult lessons learned along the way, and how other writers can also turn to producing their own scripts and achieve international success, no matter where you live.

SIGNE OLYNYK is President/CEO of Protagonist Pictures Inc. in Los Angeles, and Twilight Pictures, Inc. in Canada. She has associate produced two feature films, as well as written/produced several documentaries, one hour specials, tv pilots, and a six part series. Her work has been seen on the CBC, Discovery Channel, FOX, the BBC, and she has professional credits on more than 120 productions. BELOW ZERO, starring Edward Furlong (Terminator II, American History X, The Green Hornet), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Scooby Doo, Weird Science, The Devil's Rejects), and Kristin Booth (Young People F*cking, The Kennedys, Crackie) is a feature film she wrote and recently produced in Canada. Signe created and founded the Great American PitchFest and the Great Canadian PitchFest as a way to help other writers meet the people they need to know for their careers to move forward. As a direct result, more than 70 writers have had their scripts optioned, been hired for writing assignments, or been signed with agents or managers. The PitchFest has also allowed Signe to develop relationship with more than 700 industry executives around the world, and she routinely partners new writers with these companies and agencies for representation and script development. 

BOB SCHULTZ has been the Executive Director of the Great American Pitchfest & Screenwriting Conference (GAPF) for eight years, helping to develop a community of screenwriters and make the GAPF the #1 rated pitchfest and screenwriting conference in the world. Along with GAPF founder/screenwriter Signe Olynyk, he produced the thriller BELOW ZERO, starring Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, American History X, The Green Hornet) and Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Hills Have Eyes, The Devil’s Rejects). BELOW ZERO is currently in post-production. Bob and Signe are currently producing the zombie thriller ‘Breakdown Lane’, which Bob also wrote. 

Make sure to check out the following Workshops by Signe and Bob:

Sleeping in the Slaughterhouse: Microbudget Filmmaking Do’s & Don’ts
With Signe Olynyk & Bob Schultz

How do you make a multi-million dollar, studio quality movie with no money, and then sell it and turn it into a successful release?  Join this ‘not to be missed’ session with Signe Olynyk and Bob Schultz, the filmmakers behind the indie hit, ‘Below Zero’, as they share the secrets and lessons they learned from producing their films on a shoestring budget, and how they turned a single independent film into a fully-financed slate of feature films.

The Great American Pitch & Other Career Advice
With Signe Olynyk & Bob Schultz

What makes a successful pitch?  How do you get an agent?  What is a manager, and do I need one?  How do I have a successful career making movies if I do not live in Hollywood?  Join creators and organizers of the Great American PitchFest, the largest screenwriting conference in Los Angeles, and learn how you too can master the fundamentals of pitching to not only get your script made, but how to tap into hundreds of relationships with the agents, managers and production companies essential to developing your filmmaking career.  Learn how you too can be a successful filmmaker, from anywhere in the world.

Come join us as we chat to Signe Olynyk and Bob Schultz on Sunday, 30th of September at 8pm BST.

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