Day of the Writer - Science Fiction Writing Comprehensive?A Forum Discussion

DOW Part Two

Day of the Writer - Science Fiction Writing Comprehensive?A Forum Discussion

Running Time: 90 mins

Friday, March 11th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the University Theatre

Part Two - Science Fiction Writing Comprehensive—A Forum Discussion

In this inspired conversation, come to find out how Steve Cuden and Paul Chitlik approach writing a science fiction screenplay, from finding a unique and personal sci-fi concept to rewrites, edits and everything in between. Writer, director and producer Steve Cuden is the author for TV series such as X-Men and Stargate Infinity, and he is the co-creator of the hit Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde. Award winning author Paul Chitlik’s credits include The New Twilight Zone, Who’s the Boss and Perfect Strangers. He is also an international screenwriting professor, having taught at UCLA as well as universities in Barcelona, Santiago and Havana. Learn how to make your sci-fi script come to life.

Before the panel discussion begins, we will announce the winner of the CQFF21 Screenplay Writing Competition.


Paul Chitlik – Award winning writer and screenwriting professor for international universities. He has been nominated for a WGA Award and a GLAAD Media Award and is the recipient of a Genesis Award for his work on numerous television series such as Brothers, Amen and Small Wonder.

Steve Cuden – Writer, director and producer for television, film and Broadway. In addition to writing nearly ninety teleplays for familiar TV series, Steve Cuden directed and co-produced the cult-classic horror-comedy, Lucky, which has been widely acclaimed at film festivals across the nation.

Moderated by Robert Phelps – Producer of Cinequest’s Day of the Writer, guest lecturer at De Anza College and Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting Colony. He is widely published in screenwriting journals and local media and is currently developing a legal dramedy for television.

The full Day of the Writer ticket gives you access to all events and tracks. Tickets may also be purchased for individual events throughout the day.

Cinequest Film Festival 21 Presents