April 25 & 26, 2020

LEARN FROM INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

How to Succeed in Film & Television

Calling all aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers! Join an exciting array of nationally-recognized writers, producers, directors and consultants for an immersive weekend of workshops, panels, keynote lectures and networking. 

 

Learn how to enter, succeed and thrive in the film and television industry from leaders in the field. Meet industry professionals face-to-face in the charming historic setting of Simsbury, Connecticut.

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ACCOMPLISHED PRESENTERS

Ben Houser / ESPN Emmy-winning Director, Producer

Doug Wood  / Screenwriter and Feature Developer for Steven Spielberg, Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros., Turner and Universal Pictures

Barb Doyon / Screenwriter, Producer, Director

John Bucher / Mythologist, Writer, Teacher

Carole Kirchner / Director, CBS Diversity Writers Program & WGA Showrunner Training Program

Colin Theys / Synthetic Cinema Film Director

Andrew Gernhard / Synthetic Cinema Film Producer

Gus Marinak / Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Pamela Perry Goulardt / Produced Screenwriter

FASCINATING WORKSHOPS

Welcome to the Film Industry: Insider Secrets for Opening Doors (Barb Doyon)

Producing the Independent Film or Television Movie (Andrew Gernhard)

Welcome to the Television Business: How It Works for Writers (Carole Kirschner)

Sports Matter: Writing and Filming the ‘True Story’ (Ben Houser)

Adapting Your Novel into a Screenplay (Pamela Perry Goulardt)

 

Getting an Agent to Contact You (Barb Doyon)

 

Producing an Independent Film for $2,000

How I learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Craft (Gus Marinak)

 

Film Production and the Writer's Role in the Industry (Colin Theys)

Wicked Stepmothers, Evil Geniuses & a Tornado Filled w/Sharks 

Crafting the Key Antagonistic Force in Your Story (John Bucher)

Sports Matter: The Impact of Sports Stories on Society (Ben Houser)

 

The Ultimate Character Workshop

Building Universal, Relatable, and Life-Like Characters for Any Story (John Bucher)

Myths, Monsters, and Waking Sleeping Beauty:

The Necessity of the Underworld Journey for Writers (John Bucher)

Artist's Playground: Improv Workshop (Doug Wood)

Screenplay Craft and Structure (Pamela Perry Goulardt)

Telling A Better Story: 

Joseph Campbell, the Importance of Ghosts, and Writing with Purpose 

(John Bucher)

10 Steps to a Killer TV Pilot (Carole Kirschner)

 

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CHARMING SETTING

The Storyteller's Cottage

Workshops

Cocktail Party

Mystery Rooms

Eno Memorial Hall

Local Theater Production

Simsbury Free Library

Workshops

Film Showings

Simsbury 1820 House

Overnight Accommodation

Metro Bis Restaurant

Dinner

Heublein Tower

Social Break: Hiking

SHORT FORM SCREENPLAY

CONTEST

Enter your screenplay of 30 minutes or less for a chance to win cash prizes and a TABLE READ of your script at the Summit.

Early Bird

$29 entry fee before 1/31

 

Regular Entry

$39 entry fee before 2/28

 

Last-Minute Entry

$49 entry fee by 3/22

First place: $500, Second place: $250, Third place: $100

All entries will receive a paragraph of feedback.

 SUBMIT 

YOUR ENTRY HERE

REGISTRATION

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Includes your choice of four workshops and three keynote speeches over two days (you will receive an email after you register asking for your workshop choices).
Choose additional social activities & meals below.  You may also choose to have lunch and dinner on your own.

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CONTACT

(860) 877-6099

Info@StorytellersCottage.com

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