Los Angeles, California; the cradle of civilization… for screenwriters that is. And that civilization? Hollywood and the golden streets that await many a aspiring filmmaker and screenwriter.
There isn’t a bigger, more educational, more WELL KNOWN festival that can help one acheive the goal of fame and fortune than THE SCREENWRITING EXPO. Now in its tenth year, the who’s who, the what’s what of screenwriting and producing will be decending again on the city of angels (or is that stars?); September 15th through the 18th.
The Expo will be held at the WESTIN HOTEL in Los Angeles at 5400 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045. And because everyone knows screenwriting is a thankless, low paying, must have a day job to survive kind of business, they are offering a fantastic discount at the hotel.
With over two-thousand screenwriters in attendance, the Screenwriting Expo is the bee’s knees’ of information for anyone that has an idea they know would be perfect up on the silver screen. Not only will you be able to learn from some of the best working screenwriters in La La Land, you will also be given the unique opportunity to pitch your idea to some of the elite Hollywood Players in attendance. This is a better option, FYI, than dropping your masterpiece in their lap while they eat at Mortons on La Cienega.
Special guests this year include the dynamic duo of screenwriters Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Spiderman 2, Smallville) along with Ben Ripley (Source Code), Shane Salerno (Savages directed by Oliver Stone) Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-men First Class, Thor) and Mark Fergus and Hank Ostby (Cowboys and Aliens, Iron Man).
With seminars, special guest speakers and the chance to rub elbows with producers and maybe even your future writing partner, The 2011 Screenwriting Expo is the only screenwriting expo that offers the Golden Pitch Festival. Putting you front and center with some of the top Hollywood executives, you will be able to pitch your heart out (and your wonderful million dollar idea) to many a mover and shaker in Hollywood. Again, please don’t bother them at Mortons, or their home; or even their yoga class. The 2011 Screenwriting Expo is the only place that offers one of a kind access to the best of the best.
Or for the cheap seats in the back – the people that can MAKE YOUR MOVIE! For more information on the companies that will be in attendance at THE GOLDEN PITCH FESTIVAL you can click here.
Along with the Golden Pitch fest, screenwriters will be able to attend seminars to improve your craft, attend the Cyperspace Open (an online competition where those who write the best scene advance), attend a reception and networking party and visit the Exhibit Hall for doscounts on books, software and services that can help your screenwriting career.
A must for the aspiring screenwriter, the seasoned professional or even the veteran writer, visit THE SCREENWRITING EXPO’s website for more information.
I for one, will see you there.