Action Writing for Screenwriters

In order to write great screen action, you have to translate the images in your head into very specific words on the page.   Maybe you’re brand new to screenwriting and don’t know where to start. Maybe you’ve been writing for a while, but you’re looking for more effective action-writing tools. Maybe you’re a professional writer, but you need to […]

Town Hall: NaNoWriMo Write-In Sprint Series

In partnership with NaNoWriMo's upcoming November writing challenge, Pipeline Artists' Symposium will be kicking things off with our first-ever 1-hour Write-In. We'll be using the Pomodoro Method of 25 minutes of writing, then a 5-minute break to check in on our progress, and back at it for another sprint!

Development Checklist: What Producers Need from the Writer (You)

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.

Town Hall: What Producers Actually Want

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 …

The Ultimate Pitch Toolkit: Get Prepped for Agents, Managers & Producers

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.

Business Basics for Creatives

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.

Action Plans for Low- and No-Budget Filmmakers

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.

Writing Dazzling Dialogue (For Any Medium)

The skills for writing dialogue in plays can be applied to many other forms of creative writing. So, how can you start honing those skills?

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).

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