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‘I’ve worked with a total of five writers from GAPF’

by Holly Grigg-Spall Angelo Bell works with Kiss Hug Five Entertainment (X05) and he will be hearing pitches at this year’s Great American PitchFest. He is currently collaborating with a number of writers he met at previous GAPFs and he is actively seeking new projects for television. Here he lets us in on what his […]

Originality vs Creativity vs Commercialism

by Steve La Rue Steve La Rue is a television development executive who has championed such well-known series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and Farscape.  He lives and surfs in Santa Monica, CA. You can meet Steve at this year’s ScriptFest (May 30, 2015 at […]

One Movie/Three Structures: Star Wars

by Gordon Napier Last year, Gordon Napier treated us all to a thorough analysis of The Avengers, through the eyes of three Masters of Structure: Joseph Campbell, Blake Snyder, and John Truby. This time around, we examine the one that started it all (even though it is Chapter 4). As we anticipate Episode 7, let’s […]

Pitching

Originality vs Creativity vs Commercialism

by Steve La Rue Steve La Rue is a television development executive who has championed such well-known series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and Farscape.  He lives and surfs in Santa Monica, CA. You can meet Steve at this year’s ScriptFest (May 30, 2015 at […]

A Minute To Pitch

By Pilar Alessandra O.K. see that guy over by the cheese table? He’s a producer; a big one; a guy who produces exactly the kind of movies that YOU write. Imagine you strike up a conversation with him and in passing you mention that you’re a screenwriter. He looks over at you, puts on his […]

Focused Suspense by William Martell

You can meet Bill and benefit from his years of experience as a Hollywood Screenwriter by taking his class, ACT TWO IS EASY! at this year’s Great American Screenwriting Conference. Bill’s class will be held: 5pm – 6:30pm Friday, June 20 Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention Center 2500 N. Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505 We […]

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‘I’ve worked with a total of five writers from GAPF’

by Holly Grigg-Spall Angelo Bell works with Kiss Hug Five Entertainment (X05) and he will be hearing pitches at this year’s Great American PitchFest. He is currently collaborating with a number of writers he met at previous GAPFs and he is actively seeking new projects for television. Here he lets us in on what his […]

Five quick questions with Michael Hauge

Written by Mike Lee MICHAEL HAUGE is a script consultant, screenwriter, author and lecturer who works with writers, filmmakers and executives on their pitches, screenplays, film projects and development skills. He has recently coached writers or consulted on projects for Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney, Columbia, New Line, CBS, Lifetime, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez and Julia […]

GAPF Special Guest ROGER CORMAN

Hello Fellow Writers! The Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest is just days away, and we are thrilled to announce a new and exciting session. Hollywood legend, Oscar winner, and icon ROGER CORMAN joined us at GAPF 11 for an educational and inspirational interview. Aside from being responsible for 429 movies (and counting!) as a writer, producer, […]

Screenwriting

One Script Can Change Your Life

by Corey Mandell I’ve recently had several agents and managers come to my UCLA classes to speak about the current state of the industry.  One thing they all say is that while real writers are able to break in and stay in the business, pretend writers are now completely out of luck. I asked her […]

The Elevator Pitch Part 1

by Unknown Screenwriter The Elevator Pitch. You’ve heard of it before… Right? They’re called elevator pitches because you need to be able to pitch your screenplay in the length of time it takes for the entity you’re pitching to — to arrive at their floor and exit the elevator. You’ve got to be able to […]

Mark Travis & Signe Olynyk Discuss Pitching

Hello Fellow Writers & Filmmakers, Mark Travis is a well respected director who will taught at last year’s GAPF. Mark interviewed me about pitching recently, and it received such a great response on his website (www.markwtravis.com)  that we thought we would share it with you. If you would like to learn more about pitching or directing, […]