CINEQUEST’S WRITERS CELEBRATION
The celebration features presentations by:
RTVF Faculty members Scott Sublett and Barnaby Dallas!
This writer’s day provides a great opportunity for our students to hear from the Academy Award winning writer of Crash, the writer of Fight Club, a Hollywood agent (and Sublett and Dallas as well.)
Normally a day like this would cost hundreds of dollars…Cinequest created a 50% discount deal for students and faculty giving them the entire day for $10.
RTVF Students and Faculty will need to enter the promo code “CQLovesWriters” via the Promotional Code button when purchasing tickets via: THE CINEQUEST WRITER’S CELEBRATION page.
“What if…?” A simple two-word question with endless possibilities that storytellers have been posing for thousands of years. What we experience on the screen began as words flowing across a page, emerging from a writer’s imagination. Whether an emerging or pro, or somebody who would like to write his/her first screenplay, join Cinequest’s Writers Celebration.
The Writer’s Celebration will take place on MARCH 2nd
10:00am to 11:15am
PART I – WRITING THE SCREENPLAY
Track A – MASTER CLASS
SAN JOSE REP
Academy Award-Winner Bobby Moresco (Crash) takes experienced writers on an inspiring exploration of making a truly exceptional movie. Moresco will explore innovative ways to make a good script great and how best to hone the writer’s skills to up their game.
Track B – HOW TO WRITE A SUCCESSFUL SCREENPLAY
CAMERA 12 CINEMAS
Bringing the “What-ifs?” to life. Screenwriting expert Scott Sublett will engage participants on effectively crafting their ideas into successful screenplays: focusing on concept, characters, overall structure and scene development.
11:30am to 12:30pm
PART II – HOW TO PITCH
SAN JOSE REP
Your script is finished and good, but now you need someone to believe it and back it. Finding just the right pitch for those precious face-time seconds could make all the difference. Discover the art of the pitch in a dynamic presentation led by Sean Davis, James Dalessandro, Barnaby Dallas and join the Top Ten Screenwriting Competition Finalists and selected audience members as they pitch their work to industry professionals.Top Ten Finalists, Screenwriting Competition
Philip Chidel, Open Book
Michael Clevenger, Black Mustard
Claire Fowler, Snapper
Mark Heck, Blindman’s Land
Thomas Heys, Accidentes
Nate Lane, Dime Store Saint
David Rich, Through Maria’s Eyes
Melanie Schiele, Butterfly Children
Marie-Juliette Steinsvold, Mrs. Seyerling
Steven Wolfson, Hancock Park
1:30pm to 2:30pm
MAVERICK SPIRIT EVENT – CHUCK PALAHNIUK
SAN JOSE REP
Closing this tremendous celebration, Cinequest will present the Maverick Spirit Award to Chuck Palahniuk, world-renowned novelist and writer of Fight Club, Choke, Lullaby, andDamned. Join us for a moderated conversation with Palahniuk to reveal his keys to writing and storytelling. Award presentation and moderated discussion with Palahniuk preceded by director Andy Mingo’s short film Romance, a love story of our time.