Events

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

 

Screenplay Coverage: How To Win the Hearts and Minds of Readers

Oct. 5, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Couth Buzzards Book Espresso Buono
8310 Greenwood Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Free and open to the public.
Hosted by George Thomas Jr.

Scripts upon scripts at the BBC readers' room.Pass? Consider? Recommend? Screenplay coverage is one of those mysterious, sometimes frustrating things no writer can escape. But despite its “behind the curtain” obscurity, coverage can be more objective than subjective. George Thomas Jr. has covered everything from features to manuscripts to graphic novels for L.A.-based production companies, one of which had a first-look deal with HBO. He’ll break down the process, illustrate the good versus the bad, and provide tips and a “Checklist to Recommend” to help you elevate your screenplay to the top of the pile.

 

 

Producer Paul Green: Industry Talk, Pitches

Oct. 20/21, 2017 (Time and place TBD)
Paul Green, President, Anonymous Content

Paul Green is a film and television producer based at Anonymous Content, a premiere production and talent management company. He has executive-produced or produced films that include THE REVENANT, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy; THE TAKE, starring Idri 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 with 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: This event includes pitch opportunities for NwSG Compendium-level members.

 

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

Nov. 2017 – Date 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.