Many events are free for members, among some of the membership benefits.
A talk with Wendy Kram, creative manager and consultant
April 14, 2018
Co-sponsored with Seattle University
Location details TBD
FREE to NWSG members and Seattle University students
General public: $20 at the door
Wendy Kram brings over 20 years of experience as an entertainment industry executive, consultant, and producer, developing and producing projects for Disney, Universal and Sony Studios, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, NBC, ABC, CBS and USA Networks.
Credits include “Mad Money” with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes, the award-winning miniseries “Sally Hemings: An American Scandal” for CBS with Sam Neil, and current projects she’s producing with Anonymous Content (the company responsible for “True Detective”, “Mr. Robot”, “The Revenant”, and “Spotlight”).
As the founder of L.A. FOR HIRE, an international consulting firm, clients come to Wendy for her expertise in script development and the ability to connect projects with Hollywood A-list talent and decision-makers. With longstanding industry relationships, Wendy understands buyer and creative talent needs, and has direct access to principals at the major studios, networks, streaming providers and agencies. Creative Screenwriting Magazine ranks Wendy and L.A. FOR HIRE as one of the industry’s premiere script consulting firms.
Wendy has conducted workshops and seminars at Harvard University, NYU Tisch School of Film & Television, and UCLA. Previously, she has served as a guest speaker during Talent Week at USC Cinematic Arts. Wendy has also secured representation and high-six figure deals for her clients.
Beating out your story with “Save the Cat!”
April 29, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Seattle Public Library – Montlake Branch (Montlake Meeting Room)
2401 24th Ave. E., Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Scott David Strauss
FREE to all attendees
You’ve got a great story — maybe it’s in your head, on cocktail napkins, or in a rough draft somewhere. What you do know for sure, though, is that someday it’s going to be great! But where do you start? How do you turn this idea — this vision — into a screenplay or, yes, even a novel? Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned vet, looking for a fresh perspective or just a refresher, the Save the Cat method is a great way to make the process of structuring your story easier and more fulfilling.
Coming to Seattle: Craig Mazin and John August
Date and details: TBD (possibly June 23 or 24)
Screenwriters, you most certainly recognize Craig Mazin and John August as the voices of the world-renowned Scriptnotes podcast, the premiere authority on professional screenwriting. And if you listened to their most recent podcast, you heard them announce they’ll be coming to Seattle sometime during the summer of 2018.
We’re working on the details, but we couldn’t be more excited to be part of what is sure to be one of the biggest events of the year.
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“This Is Us” Staff Writer Kay Oyegun
August 9, 2018
Time and place TBD
Nigerian-American screenwriter Kay Oyegun (“This Is Us,” and the forthcoming Angela Davis biopic), will drop us a visit. More details as the event nears.
Script Tease: Develop Your Look Book
Instructor: Geof Miller
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.)
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.