Writing for A-List Actors - 2014 Screenwriters World Conference Session
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Learn how to write movie scripts that actors gravitate toward time and time again. With insight from a panel of producers, agents, writers and actors about what makes a script that will draw in bankable actors, this conference session covers the interplay between the casting and writing processes.
The panel from this recorded session from the 2014 Screenwriters World Conference will provide instruction about how to capture the attention of your readers so actors want to play in your movie. Writing a movie script that will attract an A-list actor means avoiding generic characters at all costs. You must write a script with a really challenging and interesting character arc that an actor sees as a thrilling character to play. Perfect the art of layering in subtext with examples of great scripts and how they attracted bankable actors. You’ll be packaging and selling your script in no time.
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Meet the Author: Donald H. Hewitt
Donald H Hewitt has been an award winning screenwriter for over 12 years who's credit's include the Oscar-winning animated film, Spirited Away and Oscar-nominated Howl's Moving Castle. He has completed projects at Pixar, Miramax. Working Title, Disney, New Line, Fox Animation, and ABC Family.
Meet the Author: Wendy Kram
Wendy Kram is a producer and the owner of L.A. FOR HIRE, a consulting company for screenwriters, filmmakers and production companies, assisting them in developing, packaging and selling their projects. Creative Screenwriting Magazine ranks Wendy as one of the top 3 consultants in the industry with expertise in marketing. Under her guidance, she has been responsible for selling and producing projects and securing high six-figure deals for her clients. For more information about Wendy’s services, success stories and how she may be able to help you advance your projects and careers, please visit www.la4hire.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Instructor: Bonnie MacBird
Bonnie MacBird was born and raised in San Francisco and attended Stanford University where she earned a BA in Music and an MA in Film, Her long Hollywood career includes feature film development exec at Universal, the original screenplay for the movie TRON, three Emmy Awards for documentary writing/producing, eleven Cine Golden Eagles for scripted and documentary work, numerous produced plays and musicals, and theatre credits as an actor and director.
ART IN THE BLOOD, her Sherlock Holmes novel, written in the style of Arthur Conan Doyle will be published this year. In addition to her work in entertainment, Bonnie is an accomplished wat...
Meet the Instructor: Pam Dixon
Pam was hired by CBS Television and quickly became Assistant to the Head of Casting. She left CBS to become VP of casting for ABC Television. Another promotion made her Senior VP of Casting for the ABC Television Network where she oversaw casting for all series, mini-series, TV movies and soaps. Pam left ABC to become Production VP for Paramount Pictures. For the last several years, Pam has been a casting executive and casting director for Feature Films. She has been fortunate to work with many talent directors such as Robert Altman, Alan Rudolph, Martin Campbell, and Andy Fleming.