Writers Celebration

Writers Celebration

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What if? A simple two word question with endless possibilities that story tellers have been posing for thousands of years. What we experience on the screen began as words flowing across a page, emerging from a writers imagination. Whether an emerging or pro writer, or somebody who would like to write his/her first screenplay, join Cinequests Writers Celebration.

10am to 11:15am

PART I - WRITING THE SCREENPLAY

Track A - MASTER CLASS
SAN JOSE REP
Academy Award Winner Bobby Moresco (Crash) takes experienced writers on an inspiring exploration of making a truly exceptional movie. Moresco will explore innovative ways to make a good script great and how best to hone the writers skills to up their game.

Track B - HOW TO WRITE A SUCCESSFUL SCREENPLAY
CAMERA 12 CINEMAS
Bringing the What-ifs? to life. Screenwriting expert Scott Sublett will engage participants on effectively crafting their ideas into successful screenplays: focusing on concept, characters, overall structure, and scene development.

11:30am to 12:30pm

PART II - HOW TO PITCH

SAN JOSE REP
Your scripts finished and good, but now you need someone to believe it and back it. Finding just the right pitch for those precious face-time seconds could make all the difference. Discover the art of the pitch in a dynamic presentation led by Sean Davis, James Dalessandro, Barnaby Dallas and join the Top Ten Screenwriting Competition Finalists and selected audience members as theypitch their work to industry professionals.

1:30pm to 2:30pm

MAVERICK SPIRIT EVENT
Closing this tremendous celebration, Cinequest will present the Maverick Spirit Award to an esteemed writer who continuously dares to mine the emotional depths of the human experience. A moderated conversation will reveal the artists keys to writing and story telling.