Start with a base ticket, then choose your add-ons
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.
How to Get a Producer to Call You
Collaborating with Directors
How Screenwriters Work with Producers and Studios
How to Market and Monetize
How To Make Money from
Your Screenplay or Book Before You Sell It
An Insider's View of the
TV Writing Business
How to Write for TV Movies
Sports Matter: Writing the Sports Film & Documentary
The Fourth Dimensional Paradigm:
Writing the Serial Script
Writing the Comedy Script
Screenwriting Craft & Structure
Constructing the Psychology of Your Character
Developing the Theme of
How to Write a Logline
50 Things I Wish I Had Known
Finding the Right Ending for
Social Break: Hiking
ENTER OUR SCRIPTWRITING CONTEST
Feature length and short form categories
Enter your screenplay for a chance to win cash prizes
and a TABLE READ of your script at the Summit.
Judges include John Bucher and Barb Doyon.
Early Bird : Enter by Jan 20
Feature Script $39 / Short Script $29
Regular Entry: Enter by March 20
Feature Script $49 / Short Script $39
Last-Minute Entry: Enter by April 15
Feature Script $59 / Short Script $49
Feature Length Prize: $1,000
Short Form Prize: $500
All entries will receive a paragraph of feedback.
Choose from three class options during each workshop session
9:00 - Registration & coffee
9:30 - Welcome from the CT Film Board
9:45 - Keynote Presentation with John Bucher
10:30 - Workshop Session 1 (choose from 3 class options)
12:00 - Lunch Break (optional catered networking lunches)
1:30 - Workshop Session 2
3:00 - Workshop Session 3
4:30 - Optional Cocktail Party at the Storyteller's Cottage
6:00 - Optional Private Dinner with the presenters at Metro Bis restaurant
8:00 - Optional Armenian Brandy Tasting Event at the Storyteller's Cottage
9:00 - Coffee & networking
9:30 - Keynote Presentation with Barb Doyon
10:15 - Workshop Session 4
11:45 - Lunch Break (optional catered networking lunches)
12:30 - Workshop Session 5
2:00 - Panel Discussion
3:00 - Table Read of Scriptwriting Contest winner
Participants will receive an email listing all class choices
after their registration is received, and can then
choose the classes they prefer during each workshop session.
2019 PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK
"The improv and character workshops were my favorites. The industry insights classes were great too. I left feeling like once I craft and assemble a portfolio, I know what the next steps are. The inner-workings of the business are starting to become demystified!"
"Overall, the event's organization was flawless. My favorite highlights: Lisa's and Pam's warm welcoming smile when I first walked into the building. Connecting with Barb Doyon to work on a real project. John's entertaining/educational storytelling and character insight that I can put to work in a new novel. Knowing what to do next with Barb's step-by-step process/handouts to get attention online."
"I enjoyed the small workshops, as everyone had an equal chance to meet the presenter. The Storyteller's Cottage is a beautiful place, as were the rest of the meeting places in Simsbury. John Bucher's presentations, as well as the 'Getting an Agent to Contact You' Keynote were my favorites. They taught things that I have never learned from my courses at my university or from books."