The old adage is true, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. In writing, you never get a second chance to hook a reader. Whether it be a screenplay, novel, picture book, or memoir, your opening pages are crucial when it comes to holding your reader's attention.
Our Script Pipeline execs have assembled to offer insider tips on writing competitions, the current landscape for film and TV (which is continuously in flux, it seems), and in turn, what we feel tends to spark with industry. All to increase your odds of securing placements and garnering attention from reps and producers.
what works, and what doesn’t. Shawn will walk you through the process, providing real-world advice to help manage a successful campaign. The primary focus will be on project-based campaigns, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but he will also touch on creator-based campaigns such as Patreon.
How can we crush our writing goals without getting crushed by fear, doubt, resistance, and conditions beyond our control? In this session, Amy Goldmacher will take you through an interactive process that will will give you tools to set yourself up for writing success.
Action Writing for Screenwriters from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. "Action," meaning the scene descriptions, not "action genre." Now that we've cleared that up … In order to write great action description in a scene that maximizes "white on the page," you have to translate the images in your head into very specific word choices. […]
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!
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.