Updated: Apr 23
Do you have a genius idea for a film or TV show but have no idea where how to make it happen or where to even begin? Do we have a fabulous opportunity to tell you about! If you are a writer who would love to see your work come alive on the big screen, you will want to listen up! This April, the charming historic center of Simsbury, CT will be the weekend home of an array of award winning producers, film directors, and writers. These industry experts will host lectures, workshops and networking events where you can learn the secrets to success in the film & tv industries!
So when does it all happen?
plus a variety of add-on options
Not only will you have a chance to learn secrets from industry professionals, you will enjoy a beautiful weekend immersed in the historic charm of Simsbury and all it has to offer. Presentations and workshops will be held in various historic buildings, each within walking distance.
Kick off the Summit at the historic Eno Memorial Hall where you will hear keynote speeches. Later that night you have the option to enjoy a theater production performed by The Theater Guild of Simsbury at the Hall as well.
The Storyteller's Cottage is a Victorian home in the Fiddler's Green plaza that has been restored into a book-lover's haven. The vintage decor and themed rooms offer an immersive and inspirational space to write and learn. Here you can find helpful workshops and networking opportunities while sipping drinks in the English Country Kitchen.
The Simsbury 1820 House will be offering discounted overnight accommodations. Enjoy luxurious rooms furnished in 19th century antiques and reproductions complete with all of the modern amenities. http://www.simsbury1820house.com/rooms-en.html
Take advantage of workshops given by the experts in the Simsbury Free Library. While you are there, browse their interesting exhibits and artifacts and learn about the town's history.
Don't forget to have some fun too! Reward yourself with great food at some of the amazing local restaurants. Metro Bis and Phelps Tavern have partnered with the Summit organizers to offer lunch and dinner options at discounted prices to Summit attendees. You can also stretch your legs and decompress with a relaxing hike to the Hublein Tower.
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Who will you meet?
Presenters will include:
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
If that isn't enough to get your attention...how about a chance to win $500 cash? You can enter for a chance to win the Short Form Screenwriting Contest, where the winner will take home $500 and have his/her script read live at a Table Read at the conclusion of the event. So, dust off that script and get ready to be inspired! Get your tickets soon, space is filling up quickly!
More details here: https://www.storytellerscottage.com/script-to-screen-summit