LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Convention Center will serve as a temporary home to the largest gathering of screenwriters in the world this fall when the annual Hollywood seminar, "Screenwriting Expo 4," gets under way the weekend of November 11-13.
The fourth annual Screenwriting Expo, presented by Creative Screenwriting Magazine, attracts nearly 4,000 screenwriters -- novice amateur to seasoned professional -- from around the globe, and as far away as Croatia and New Zealand. Over 320 seminar sessions and panels are offered, consisting of "A List" screenwriting talent, and world renowned instructors, in addition to story pitch meetings, script analysis, high-powered networking parties, cash prizes, and much more.
Headlining the event will be two-time Academy Award(TM) winner William Goldman ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "All the President's Men"), who will make two appearances: once speaking solo, and another with reining champion of blockbuster movie writing David Koepp ("War of the Worlds," "Spiderman," "Jurassic Park") as they discuss the art, craft, and business of writing for the silver screen. Goldman, the author of such iconic quotes as "Follow the money," and "Nobody knows anything," is also renowned as an entertaining, and always candid commentator on the world of Hollywood. Additional writers appearing as Guests of Honor include Academy Award(TM) nominee Paul Haggis ("Crash," "Million Dollar Baby"), Academy Award(TM) nominee Susannah Grant ("Erin Brockovich," "28 Days"), John August ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Go"), Ehren Kruger ("The Brothers Grimm," "The Ring"), Don Roos ("The Opposite of Sex," "Single White Female") and Joss Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Toy Story").
Supplementing the featured Guests of Honor will be dozens of the most respected writers, professors, producers, consultants, and academics, including UCLA Screenwriting Dept. Chairman Richard Walter, "Top Gun" co-writer and USC professor, Jack Epps, Jr., author/consultant John Truby, screenwriter William Martell and many, many others.
A returning feature at this year's Expo is the very popular "Creative Screenwriting Open," an actual on-site, weekend-long, adjudicated writing tournament, which concludes with the top ranked scripts performed live at the Expo's closing ceremonies on Sunday, Nov. 13. Over $50,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded for all the contests at the Expo.
To better accommodate the varied skill level of attendees, speaker sessions are categorized accordingly at Beginner, Advanced, or Professional level. Last year the Expo was pleased to have one writer receive a nearly immediate offer on his reality TV.
Only three years old, with annual attendance 4,000 strong, a major reason cited for the Expo's growth has been the affordable admission fee -- $74.95 -- arguably the lowest charge anywhere for a conference of its caliber and magnitude.
Updated speakers, information, registration forms or purchases can be confirmed at www.screenwritingexpo.com. Checks and credit cards are accepted.
Source: Screenwriting Expo 4
Web site: http://www.screenwritingexpo.com