Events

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

 

Producer Paul Green: Industry Talk, Pitches

Oct. 20, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Paul Green, President, Anonymous Content
Seattle University – Wyckoff Auditorium (Engineering Building – Room 200)
Free for NwSG members and Seattle University students.
General public: $20

Paul Green / Anonymous ContentPaul Green is a film and television producer based at Anonymous Content, a premiere production and talent management company. He has executiveproduced
or produced films that include THE REVENANT, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy; THE TAKE, starring Idris Elba; THE BEAVER, directed by Jodi Foster and starring Mel Gibson; THE FIFTH ESTATE, directed by Bill Condon, starring Benedict Cumberbatch; and LAGGIES, directed by Seattle’s own Lynn Shelton, starring Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz. He also worked on the structuring and packaging of television projects such as TRUE DETECTIVE, MR. ROBOT, THE KNICK, and QUARRY.

Note: NwSG Compendium-level members will have the opportunity to pitch to Paul Saturday morning.

Seattle University
Thank you, Seattle University, for hosting this event.

 

Screenwriting for Alternative Media: How Artificial Intelligence is Opening Doors for Screenwriters in Tech

Dec. 1 2017 – Details TBD
Hosted by Jonathan Foster

Jonathan Foster is responsible for creating the voice of Cortana, Microsoft’s Siri competitor in the artificial intelligence virtual assistant space. He’ll discuss the importance of character and personality in bots and artificial intelligence, and how his team uses dialogue and storytelling techniques to engage the audiences who use them. With an MFA from USC, he’ll bring a unique perspective on how screenwriting skills apply to jobs in tech.

 

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.

 

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.