Events

Many events are free for members, among some of the membership benefits.

 

Seattle International Film Festival: “Script Tease” and Pitching Demo


June 4, 2017
3:45 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
Pan Pacific Hotel – The SIFF Filmmaker Lounge
2125 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Presenters: Geof Miller and Troy Hunter
FREE and open to the public.

Get a preview of films by Northwest screenwriters — before the first frame is shot. “Look books” are brief (90-second) video presentations that help producers, directors, and studios experience how a film made from a script might look, sound, and feel. The look book screening will be accompanied by a rewind style pitching demo with panel discussion. Presented by the Northwest Screenwriters Guild.

 

Discussion: Selling Outside of Hollywood

June 25, 2017
3:30pm – 5:00
The Rendezvous
2322 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Free and open to the public.
Hosted by Michal Walker

Join us for a facilitated discussion about screenplay markets outside of Hollywood. We’ll share what we have learned about Independent Markets, World Markets, New Media and other places we can sell our scripts.

 

Discussion: The Writer/Director Challenge

Aug 27, 2017
3:30pm – 5:00
The Rendezvous
2322 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Free and open to the public.
Hosted by Staci Bernstein

Join us for a facilitated discussion about the challenge unique to the wirter/directors. We’ll cover everything from first time DYI productions to funding to local and national resources as well as discussing how knowing you will direct a piece influences the writing process.

 

Script Tease: Develop Your Look Book

Instructor: Geof Miller
Date: TBD
FREE for members. $25 for non-members.

“Look Books” are brief (90-second) video presentations that help producers, directors, and studios experience how a film made from a script might look, sound, and feel. In this workshop you’ll translate the essence of your screenplay into a representative Look Book to help you pitch your idea.

Call for Look Books: If you’ve developed one on your own and wish to participate in our June 4 event at SIFF, contact us by May 19 via the web form. If it meets our requirements we’ll add it to the program. Look Books should be no longer than 2 minutes and suitable for all audiences.

 

Preparing for Your Pitch

Instructor Betty Kim (Featured in Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat Strikes Back.)
Date: TBD
FREE for members. $25 for non-members.

Back by popular demand, students in this class will learn the basics of pitching and will have the opportunity to practice their pitches, get notes, and improve their technique. This is an excellent class for members interested in joining the NWSG Compendium.