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Thursday, October 29 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Life of a Screenwriter: Structure On and Off the Page

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You promise you’ll start writing in a minute. You just need to optimize your environment first! And there’s no point in writing when you’re hungry, so you better eat, too. And now Family Feud is on. Stretches of unproductive time are such a part of writer culture that they’ve become something of a trope in actual screenwriting; let’s not forget the Seinfeld episode in which Jerry and George procrastinate writing so much that they come up with “nothing.” Even good writers can have bad habits, but it helps when there’s a method to the madness. Come and find out how to structure your time, set up your space to encourage productivity, and start treating screenwriting like a career, even when the paid writing jobs are sparse to non-existent.

Moderators
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Richard Pearsey

writer/narrative designer Spec Ops: The Line; 1979 Revolution
Richard is the writer and narrative designer of Yager Development’s Spec Ops:  The Line, which was recently named one of the 100 best video games ever made for any platform by Edge Magazine.  He also wrote the forthcoming game about the Iranian Revolution, 1979 Revolution, for INKstories.  Richard has written for Konami, Ubisoft, 2k Games, Yager Development, TimeGate Studios, Vivendi Games, Sierra Games, and Warner Games... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Justin Marks

Justin Marks

writer The Jungle Book (2016); creator/executive producer Counterpart (upcoming)
Justin Marks is a screenwriter known for his work in multiple genres. He has written on major studio projects including Suicide Squad for Warner Brothers and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea for Disney. He most recently wrote The Jungle Book, a live-action film for Disney, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Bill Murray. Previous produced films include the celebrated masterpiece, Street Fighter... Read More →
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Terry Rossio

Co-Creator Wordplay; writer Shrek, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, Déjà Vu, The Mask of Zorro
Terry Rossio is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and producer whose work spans animation and live action. Credits to date include the four PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films, ALADDIN, the Oscar-winning SHREK, DEJA VU, NATIONAL TREASURE 2:  BOOK OF SECRETS, THE LONE RANGER, and THE MASK OF ZORRO, plus more than a dozen other studio releases. He is the co-founder of Wordplay (http://www.wordplayer.com), a web-based resource for... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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