One-on-One with NaNoWriMo's Grant Faulkner

For those who need help finding a writing routine, or are deadline-driven writers, this one is for you. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman sits down with Grant Faulkner, writer and Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). They'll explore not only the famous annual writing challenge, but also how to navigate the unpredictable life of a writer.

One-on-One with Writer KC Jones

Symposium presents a robust one-on-one dialogue between Pipeline Exec Jeanne Veillette Bowerman and screenwriter and author Kevin Jones, whose debut novel, Black Tide, started as a screenplay. Join us as we explore the challenges and benefits of writing in multiple mediums.

Hard Truths: What Film and TV Reps Actually Want

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).

One-on-One: Animation Convo with Joshua Pruett

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.

TikTok (and Other Social Media) for Creatives

Whether you’re an author with a book to promote, or a writer seeking exposure as you navigate your journey, you may regard TikTok as a looming Gen Z storm cloud you can’t out-run. Join Romi Moondi as she shares her uncomfortable but ultimately useful experience with TikTok, in the run-up to the release of her first traditionally published novel.

Special Event: Tips for Speed Pitching to Literary Agents

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, Executive at Pipeline Media Group and former Senior Editor at Writer's Digest, has a decade of experience speed pitching both literary agents and Hollywood producers. She'll share tips on how to hone your pitch to get a decision-maker excited about reading your work.

Hard Truths: What to Expect When You're Expecting (to Become a TV Writer)

Just for the emerging TV writers ... a panel peeling back the curtain of a writer's room. What you should expect, how to prepare, and tips on breaking in and staying in. Part Q&A, and, of course, part therapy session.

One-on-One: L.M. Elliott

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman speaks with NY Times best-selling author L. M. Elliott to unpack the layered process involved in creating accurate and riveting historical fiction. This candid discussion dives into the challenges of forging back into history, sometimes where no original documents exist, including how to handle both the accuracy of little period details as well as larger historical facts, and where the appropriate line between fact and fiction lies.

Art in a Time of Crisis

An open discussion touching upon the power of film, writing, and the arts as a whole during times of war. Focus will be centered through the lens of Russia's egregious war on Ukraine, the determination of the Ukrainian people and their allies, and the role creativity can play in surviving the conflict, swaying hearts and minds, and documenting history in an age of unprecedented media access.

Hard Truths: First 5 Pages

How do you hook the reader? Our Pipeline staff dig into the significance of those often-troubling first 5 pages—really the first impression of a script as a whole—and how to stand out to industry reviewing your material.

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