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Season 1

14 Dec. 2011
Writing the Hollywood Blockbuster
Four of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters discuss the craft of writing, filmmaking and navigating show business. With a combined four billion dollars of domestic box office hits to their names--including some of the decades biggest film franchises--the guest panel represents an impressive list of writing credits. The speakers share their expertise, along with stories of their journey from unknown writers to creating blockbuster hits.
14 Dec. 2011
Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy
Science-fiction screenwriters discuss writing for film and television, creating original stories (and where they got their ideas) as well as the challenges of adapting popular Sci-Fi classics, comic books and graphic novels. The lively panel discussion is followed by a Q&A with the audience.
18 Dec. 2011
Screenwriting for Animation
Five screenwriters discuss the unique challenges of writing for animated films and television series. Filmed in front of a live audience, the speakers share behind-the-scenes stories and inside tips on breaking into animation. The lively discussion is followed by a Q & A.
26 Dec. 2011
Writing for Reality Television
Guest panelists discuss working behind-the-scenes in reality television and how popular shows are produced. Speakers share insights into the process of Reality TV story development, plotting, casting, filming and editing (including the difference in Standards & Practices for shows with cash prizes and how this impacts story content), along with entertaining anecdotes and insider tips on breaking into the genre.
2 Jan. 2012
Writing for Scripted Television
Screenwriters discuss the craft of writing for scripted television with behind-the-scenes stories of working on popular hits: Desperate Housewives, Friends, Family Guy, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. The speakers also discuss the emerging field of web series and new media, followed by a Q & A with the audience.
8 Jan. 2012
Creating a Television Series: Writer-Showrunners Panel
Alfred Gough & Miles Millar, the writing/producing team behind the hit show Smallville, talk about the challenges of working as writer/showrunners for 10 seasons while simultaneously writing screenplays for feature films. They also share behind-the-scenes stories about their recent TV series remake of Charlie's Angels along with how they managed to acquire such a diverse list of credits in feature films, which include: Spider-Man 2, I am Number Four, Shanghai Knights, Lethal Weapon 4, Hannah Montana: The Movie and more. The panel discussion is followed by a Q&A with ...
18 Jan. 2012
"Breaking In" the Writers Panel
Award winning screenwriter Gregory Poirer (Rosewood) and writing partners Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Drones) discuss the craft of screenwriting and working behind-the-scenes in film and television, along with stories of their career path and tips for breaking into Hollywood.
10 Feb. 2012
"Beat the Reader" Story Analysts Panel
With more than 50,000 new screenplays written every year, the first step to getting a screenplay sold and made is getting it past the professional script reader. The guest panel of professional Story Analysts have read thousands of scripts and discuss insights into what dooms most stories to the "Pass" pile and share tips on how to achieve "Recommend" status.

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