Go inside the studio development process with Beth Bruckner O’Brien. With 36 films on her resume as a Producer and Creative Executive, Beth has been in the trenches with writers developing projects from original pitches, spec scripts, and IP, and will give you the inside scoop on how to garner interest from production companies and more.
In this panel discussion, you’ll get a behind-the-curtain perspective on what it takes to find, acquire, steam-roll, and eventually produce a great project—also some tips on what you can do to get your work into the proper hands (aka: producers). Leave no rock unturned …
Abigail Bloom and Laura Huie are here to help you assemble the Ultimate Pitch Toolkit, including everything you need to get prepped for agents, managers, and producers. Put your best foot forward and impress industry experts with stand-out marketing materials.
Learning how to write compelling stories and characters is the foundation of every writer’s career, but a successful career is built on a series of business decisions over a long period of time. This session will go over the basics of the business side of the film and television industry, with practical tips to help writers make more informed business decisions at every stage of their careers.
Learn strategies for developing, executing and releasing successful projects when you don’t have access to money or resources. Producer Sharri Hefner will not only guide you through best practices for taking your projects from idea inception through archival processing, but she will also discuss strategies for developing a sustainable creative career.
A special Town Hall event in which two top reps peel the curtain back and give you an insider look into the attributes they look for in a potential client. Take out your notepads and get ready for some nuggets of gold. Pipeline Moderators Matt Misetich and Ruth Sabin will be joined by John Zaozirny (Zero Gravity) and Halle Mariner (APA).
A candid conversation on TV & film animation between two professionals who come from that imaginative world. Pipeline Exec Roni Brown will host a one-on-one discussion with Emmy Award Winner, Joshua Pruett.
Multi-hyphenate director/producer/screenwriter/Chapman professor Kay Tuxford (The MisEducation of Bindu) will walk you through step-by-step how to choose a good first short script to write, produce it, and get it in front of an audience. By the end of this presentation, you'll have a toolbox filled with information on the dos and don’ts of short filmmaking
What exactly is branding? Leah Lewis streamlines this topic so you can get a jump on branding strategies that fit your own creative trajectory. She is an independent content creator, documentary filmmaker, tech startup founder, and non-profit executive, and has a lot to say about developing a brand that can elevate your artistic career.
Beth Szymkowski, Executive Producer of Hulu's teen-horror drama, Freakish, will give practical tips and examples from her own life on how to meet people who can help you break in. Knowing what it’s like to go from zero contacts in the writing world to a full-blown career, she understands the agony of an introverted writer being told networking is the key to success.