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Friday, April 9
 

1:00pm PDT

Welcome Session & Orientation
Explore the platform! An orientation on how to get the most out of the event.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Lusas

Mitch Lusas

Head of Product, Coverfly
avatar for Emily Dell

Emily Dell

ScreenCraft, Director of Outreach & Events
avatar for Neha Dutta

Neha Dutta

Brand Manager, ScreenCraft


Friday April 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Coverfly Workshop: Writing Concepts that sell and Pitching
Visit the Coverfly booth for workshops with our team on Selling Scripts, Representation and more. See booth for full schedule!

Speakers
avatar for Geoffroy Faugerolas

Geoffroy Faugerolas

Senior Development Executive, Coverfly


Friday April 9, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Expo

2:00pm PDT

PANEL: Career Tools for Writers: Networking, Meetings, and Breaking in, Presented by Roadmap Writers
You've written -- and rewritten -- your scripts. What's next? Join Roadmap Writers for a discussion on how to get your work in front of decision-makers.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Macer

Monica Macer

Screenwriter, Exec. Producer, Showrunner (QUEEN SUGAR, LOST, MACGUYVER, etc)
avatar for Sandino Moya-Smith

Sandino Moya-Smith

Director of Development, MGM
avatar for Joey Tuccio

Joey Tuccio

CEO of Roadmap Writers
Joey Tuccio is the CEO of Roadmap Writers, an educational hub for writers. Before starting Roadmap, Joey worked at Bold Films and read for both Hugh Jackman and George Clooney's companies. He founded Roadmap Writers with the aim to bridge the gap between fresh, talented voices and... Read More →
avatar for Darrien Gipson

Darrien Gipson

National Director, SAGindie



Friday April 9, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Main Stage

3:00pm PDT

Coverfly Workshop: How to research and submit to fellowships and competitions
Visit the Coverfly booth for workshops with our team on Screenwriting Competitions. See booth for full schedule!

Speakers
avatar for Magdalena Waz

Magdalena Waz

Partner Account Manager, Coverfly


Friday April 9, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Expo

3:00pm PDT

Genre Mixer
Join themed "rooms" where you can meet and interact with others who share your love of films and TV!

Speakers

Friday April 9, 2021 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Rooms

4:00pm PDT

Coverfly Workshop: How and when to seek representation
Visit the Coverfly booth for workshops with our team on Selling Scripts, and how to find the best Representation for you. See booth for full schedule!

Speakers
avatar for Tom Dever

Tom Dever

and Independent Film Producer, Head of Writer Development for Coverfly
Tom Dever is the Director of Writer Development for Industry Arts, the parent company of ScreenCraft and Coverfly. He has been running competitions for the past three years and working with top writers to help them get signed and optioned. Since taking over, he has helped over 50... Read More →


Friday April 9, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Expo

4:00pm PDT

The Future of Writers Rooms Outside of New York and LA, Presented by IFA Chicago
The pandemic shocked our industry, but also enabled talented writers who reside in cities outside the coasts to take a seat at the table and contribute to successful writers rooms. In a post pandemic world, how can we sustain and grow these opportunities?

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Jones

Sylvia Jones

POWER BOOK IV: FORCE, CHERISH THE DAY on OWN, Showtime's THE CHI, Screenwriter, TV Writer
avatar for Kyra Jones

Kyra Jones

Staff writer on WOKE on Hulu
avatar for Richard Kahan

Richard Kahan

Writer/producer, OUTLANDER on Starz, BEACON23


Friday April 9, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Craft Stage

5:00pm PDT

PANEL: 2021 Oscar-Nominees, hosted by Jeff Goldsmith's "The Q&A" Podcast
An exclusive discussion with the 2021 Academy Award nominees in Screenwriting!


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Goldsmith

Jeff Goldsmith

Publisher, Backstory Magazine, Host of "The Q&A" podcast



Friday April 9, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Main Stage
 
Saturday, April 10
 

10:00am PDT

Arc Studio Workshop: Character is Structure: Great Screenwriting Starts With Your Characters’ Choices
Great Screenwriting Starts With Your Characters’ Choices. Join Arc Studio to learn more!

Speakers
TW

Ted Wilkes

Writer, University Lecturer, YouTube channel "Sight Unsound"
Ted Wilkes is a writer and university lecturer from London, England. His areas of specialism are narrative design, Twenty-First Century visual cultures and the horror genre. You can watch his video essays on a variety of topics on his YouTube channel "Sight Unsound."


Saturday April 10, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Expo

10:00am PDT

Coverfly Workshop: Finding the Right Rep
Join Coverfly in the Expo for a workshop on finding the right representative - Agent or Manager. 

Speakers
avatar for Geoffroy Faugerolas

Geoffroy Faugerolas

Senior Development Executive, Coverfly


Saturday April 10, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Expo

10:00am PDT

PANEL: Breaking Barriers to Breaking-in: Women in Television, presented by the Writers Guild Initiative
A discussion with working TV writers about breaking in, staying in, and maintaining a work/life balance.

Speakers
avatar for Geri Cole

Geri Cole

WGA, PGA, NAACP Image and Emmy-winning writer and performer, SESAME STREET
avatar for Jenny Lumet

Jenny Lumet

TV Writer/Producer (CLARICE, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD), Screenwriter (THE MUMMY, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED)
avatar for Monet Hurst-Mendoza

Monet Hurst-Mendoza

Playwright and TV Writer (Story Editor, LAW & ORDER: SVU)
avatar for Sasha Stewart

Sasha Stewart

Writer & Comedian (THE FIX, THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, AMEND: THE FIGHT FOR AMERICA, etc)
avatar for Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

TV Writer, Author & Journalist (LAW & ORDER: SVU, overall deal with Universal Studios)


Saturday April 10, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Main Stage

10:30am PDT

Craft Intensive | The Art of the Pitch, with Seed&Spark
Conveying what’s unique about your creative project in a dynamic way can land you not only investors, but also management, audience, and a sustainable career.

Speakers
avatar for Bri Castellini

Bri Castellini

Film Community Manager, Seed&Spark


Saturday April 10, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Craft Stage

11:00am PDT

Open Meetup Time - Network and Explore the Booths
Chat with other attendees in randomized one-on-one networking sessions, or explore the offerings at the Expo.

Speakers

Saturday April 10, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Networking

11:00am PDT

Coverfly Workshop: What makes a great Story Analyst?
    Visit the Coverfly booth for workshops with our team on Script analysis, with our Senior Team.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball

Senior Story Analyst, Coverfly


Saturday April 10, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Expo

11:30am PDT

Panel: How to Create Great Characters, Presented by Final Draft
What makes characters jump off the page? And, do they have to be likable?

The creators and writers behind some of the most compelling characters in film and television will come together to break-down what works, and tips learned along the way. 

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Barnes

Rodney Barnes

Comic Book Writer & Creator, Television Creator (THE BOONDOCKS, HBO’s Untitled Lakers Project, Killadelphia, Florence and Normandie, Marvel’s Falcon, etc)
avatar for Lang Fisher

Lang Fisher

Co-Creator, Exec Producer (NEVER HAVE I EVER), TV Writer/Producer (BROOKLYN 99, THE MINDY PROJECT, 30 ROCK and more)
avatar for Meg LeFauve

Meg LeFauve

INSIDE OUT, CAPTAIN MARVEL, GOOD DINOSAUR, Writer
Nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar for the blockbuster INSIDE OUT, LeFauve won an Annie Award for that screenplay. She also wrote Pixar’s Golden Globe nominated THE GOOD DINOSAUR and is currently writing a series for Hulu as well as the animated film MY FATHER’S DRAGON for... Read More →
avatar for Scott Myers

Scott Myers

Professor, DePaul University School of Cinematic Artis, Writer & Exec. Producer, Host of “Go Into the Story”
Scott has written over thirty movie and TV projects at nearly every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His screenwriting credits include K-9, ALASKA, and TROJAN WAR. From 2002-2010, Scott was an executive producer at Trailblazer Studios, overseeing the company’s original... Read More →


Saturday April 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Main Stage

12:30pm PDT

Open Meetup Time - Network and Explore the Booths
Chat with other attendees in randomized one-on-one networking sessions, and explore the offerings in the Expo.

Speakers

Saturday April 10, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Networking

12:30pm PDT

Craft Intensive | How do I create S.M.A.R.T Character Goals?
Every story on screen is about a character trying to achieve a goal or solve a problem. Learn how to write impactful stories by using the S.M.A.R.T. technique.

The Craft Intensive Sessions are deep-dive educational sessions with a great instructor.

Speakers
avatar for Shannan E. Johnson

Shannan E. Johnson

Script Development Consultant, The Professional Pen, Former Exec, Syfy Channel


Saturday April 10, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Craft Stage

1:00pm PDT

PANEL: Screenwriting Competitions & Fellowships, presented by Coverfly
Screenwriting Competitions and Fellowships can be a great way to break into the industry. Learn from the people behind the most impressive and successful competitions and fellowship programs in the industry, on what it takes to make your submission rise to the top, and how to use the program for career success. 

Speakers
avatar for Frankie Li

Frankie Li

Founder, Diverso
avatar for Kristin Overn

Kristin Overn

Executive Director, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
avatar for Adele Han Li

Adele Han Li

Artist, Filmmaker, Festival Manager, Slamdance Screenplay Competition and Slamdance Film Festival
avatar for Sage Kosiorek

Sage Kosiorek

Director of Script Competitions, Austin Film Festival
avatar for Spencer Janes

Spencer Janes

Launch Pad Brand Manager
Spencer Janes is the Director of Operations for the Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Competitions. Originally from Massachusetts, Spencer is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Film and English. He worked for two years in development with production company Romark Entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Sugihara

Michelle Sugihara

Executive Director, CAPE
avatar for Joan Wai

Joan Wai

Director, Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting
avatar for Ilyse McKimmie

Ilyse McKimmie

Deputy Director, Sundance Institute Feature Film Program


Saturday April 10, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Open Meetup Time - Network and Explore the Booths
Chat with other attendees in randomized one-on-one networking sessions, or explore the offerings in the Expo Booths.

Speakers

Saturday April 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Networking

2:00pm PDT

Coverfly Workshop: Improving your Online Profile to maximize Industry interest
Join the Coverfly Booth for a workshop on making sure your profile online makes you look your best to the industry. 

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Lusas

Mitch Lusas

Head of Product, Coverfly


Saturday April 10, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Expo

2:30pm PDT

PANEL: Building Worlds in Action, Horror and Sci-Fi, Presented by the Science & Entertainment Exchange
Join us for an in-depth discussion on what it takes to create new worlds in film and television, and then how to tell a story in those worlds that can transport a viewer across the galaxy, and through time. 

Speakers
avatar for Marc Bernardin

Marc Bernardin

TV Writer, Comic Book Writer, Podcaster (CASTLE ROCK, CARNIVAL ROW, STAR TREK: PICARD, etc)
avatar for Naren Shankar

Naren Shankar

Emmy-nominated TV Writer and Showrunner (Amazon's THE EXPANSE, GRIMM, CSI, etc)
avatar for Emily Carmichael

Emily Carmichael

Screenwriter (JURASSIC WORLD:DOMINION, PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING) Director (Sundance, SXSW)


Saturday April 10, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Main Stage

3:00pm PDT

Coverfly Workshop: Discovering, articulating, and marketing your brand
What's the best way to communicate and market yourself as a writer?  Tom Dever and the Coverfly team can help. 

Speakers
avatar for Tom Dever

Tom Dever

and Independent Film Producer, Head of Writer Development for Coverfly
Tom Dever is the Director of Writer Development for Industry Arts, the parent company of ScreenCraft and Coverfly. He has been running competitions for the past three years and working with top writers to help them get signed and optioned. Since taking over, he has helped over 50... Read More →


Saturday April 10, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Expo

3:00pm PDT

TAKE NOTES: Finding Champions and Opportunity, Presented by Create the Writers Room
There are many barriers to entry for Hollywood. This is especially true for racially ethnic diverse and LBGTQI+ writers who are disproportionately staffed/hired compared to the racial majority and their straight counterparts.

This panel will tackle how to access and gain executive champions to get and stay staffed as a writer for TV/Film, from creative executives who identify new talent, develop and package content for platforms and outlets.

Saturday April 10, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Craft Stage

3:30pm PDT

Open Meetup Time - Network and Explore the Booths
Chat with other attendees in randomized one-on-one networking sessions, or explore the booths in the Expo.

Speakers

Saturday April 10, 2021 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Networking

3:30pm PDT

Arc Studio Workshop: Pitches that Sell: the Art and Craft of Pitching for Screenwriters
Join Screenwriter Kat Wood in the Arc Studio Booth for a workshop on "Pitches That Sell'

Speakers
KW

Kat Wood

Screenwriter, sold projects to Amazon Studios, Skydance, and Pascal Pictures
Kat Wood grew up in the North East of England and is a former BBC broadcast journalist. As a feature film screenwriter, she has sold two sci-fi movies, ENVOY (script) and GENUS (pitch), to Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures, an action pitch called DIPLOMATIC COURIER to Skydance, and two... Read More →


Saturday April 10, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Expo

4:00pm PDT

Coverfly Workshop: Revising the first draft
Join Coverfly for a workshop on first drafts! 

Speakers
avatar for Magdalena Waz

Magdalena Waz

Partner Account Manager, Coverfly


Saturday April 10, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Expo

4:00pm PDT

WGF Presents: Showrunner Sessions with WandaVision's Jac Schaeffer
An in-depth discussion on the making of WandaVision with showrunner Jac Schaeffer.

Speakers
avatar for Enid Portuguez

Enid Portuguez

WGA Foundation, Director of Events and Communications
Before serving as the Digital Media Officer at the World Federation of United Nations Associations, Enid spent her days blogging about TV and reviewing LA hotspots as a lifestyle and entertainment writer and editor for the Los Angeles Times, Instyle.com, The Daily Beast, and Movieline... Read More →
avatar for Jac Schaeffer

Jac Schaeffer

Head Writer and Executive Producer, WANDAVISION


Saturday April 10, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Main Stage

5:00pm PDT

Networking Mixer with Room Experts
Every one of the "Room Experts" below will be in their own virtual Room, and you can rotate through your choice of 20-minute sessions for group Q&As with managers, writers, industry professionals, and other special hosts!

Room Experts:
  • Peter Hawley, Deputy Director, Illinois Film Office
  • Darrien Gipson, Exec. Director, SAGindie
  • Grey Cusack, Development Exec
  • Rick Loverd, Director, National Academy of Sciences, Science & Entertainment Exchange
  • Matt Dy, Literary Manager, Lit Entertainment
  • Angela Cardon, Creative Executive, Wayfarer Studios
  • Shannan Johnson, Former Exec, Syfy Channel, Script Development Consultant, The Professional Pen
  • Jacob Krueger, Writer of EMMY-winning THE MATTHEW SHEPARD STORY, Founder, Jacob Krueger Studio
  • David Wappel, Screenwriter & Story Analyst
  • Joey Tuccio, Founder and CEO, Roadmap Writers
  • Akima Brown, Writer, Producer, Mom; CEO, BTG Multimedia Group, Founder, Reel Families for Change
  • Meg Messmer, Writer, Producer, Coach, Mom; Co-Founder, New South Independent; Host, Mama Hollywood Podcast
  • Neha Dutta, Competitions Manager, ScreenCraft
  • Tom Dever, Coverfly Head of Development
  • Geoffroy Faugerolas, Senior Development Executive, Coverfly
  • David Baggelaar, Literary Manager, Good Fear
  • John Beach, Literary Manager, Gravity Squared Entertainment
  • Steven DeBose, Screenwriter/Script Consultant, Frmr Screenwriting Competition Director, Austin Film Festival
  • Kiana Nguyen, Book Agent, Donald Maass Literary Agency,
  • Carl Choi, Creative Producer, Comic Book Publisher
  • Ranard Caldwell, Create The Writer's Room, Sr. Director of Programming and Digital Content
  • Maasai Singleton, Staff Writer (GEN:LOCK)
  • Morgan Collins, Staff Writer (FIRST WIVES CLUB, HARLEM)
  • Rickey Castleberry Create The Writer's Room, Founder
  • Evan Ball, Staff Writer (STARGIRL, COLIN IN BLACK AND WHITE, THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR)

Speakers

Saturday April 10, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Rooms
 
Sunday, April 11
 

9:45am PDT

Arc Studio Workshop: Strategies for Outlining Your Screenplay
Join David Wappel at the Arc Studio Booth for a workshop on Outlining your Screenplay. 

Speakers
DW

David Wappel

Screenwriter & Story Analyst, LONG GONE BY (HBO)
David Wappel is a feature writer. Recent work includes the screenplay for Long Gone By, now available on HBO. He was named a Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch in 2020 by the ISA and is the 2019 Stowe Story Labs Fellowship winner. He is an avid Shakespeare and Tolkien fan.


Sunday April 11, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Expo

10:00am PDT

Coverfly Workshop: Create a personal blurb, bio and pitch yourself as a writer
Join the Coverfly Expo Booth for a Workshop on how to create a personal blurb, bio and pitch yourself as a writer.

Speakers
avatar for Geoffroy Faugerolas

Geoffroy Faugerolas

Senior Development Executive, Coverfly


Sunday April 11, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Expo

10:00am PDT

PANEL: Writing with "Voice" presented by WeScreenplay
A unique writer's “voice” is a combination of personal experience and tangible skill and is critical to success. Learn how to find and amplify yours.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Eagen

Sarah Eagen

WeScreenplay, Competitions and Writer Development Manager
avatar for Mae Martin

Mae Martin

Actor, writer, creator FEEL GOOD on Netflix; Comedian: Dope, Sap, Mae Martin’s Guide to…, etc
avatar for Liz Feldman

Liz Feldman

WGA-Winning Showrunner and Creator DEAD TO ME, 9JKL, 2 BROKE GIRLS, etc
avatar for Travon Free

Travon Free

Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Writer, Comedian and Actor (FULL FRONTAL with Samantha Bee, THE DAILY SHOW, ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY, etc)


Sunday April 11, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Main Stage

10:30am PDT

Craft Intensive | The HartChart with James V. Hart, writer of HOOK, CONTACT and more.
Speakers
avatar for James V. Hart

James V. Hart

Screenwriter HOOK, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, CONTACT, AUGUST RUSH, etc; Creator, HartChart


Sunday April 11, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Craft Stage

11:00am PDT

Open Meetup Time - Network and Explore the Booths
Chat with other attendees in one-on-one networking sessions, and explore the Expo Booths!

Speakers

Sunday April 11, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Networking

11:00am PDT

Coverfly Workshop: How to get the most out of your coverage
Join the Coverfly Booth for a workshop on "How to get the most out of your script coverage"

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball

Senior Story Analyst, Coverfly


Sunday April 11, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Expo

11:30am PDT

PANEL: Selling Scripts: What Works and What Matters?
What gives a script that "it" factor? Learn what makes scripts attractive to buyers.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Dever

Tom Dever

and Independent Film Producer, Head of Writer Development for Coverfly
Tom Dever is the Director of Writer Development for Industry Arts, the parent company of ScreenCraft and Coverfly. He has been running competitions for the past three years and working with top writers to help them get signed and optioned. Since taking over, he has helped over 50... Read More →
avatar for David Boxerbaum

David Boxerbaum

Partner and Literary Agent, VERVE Talent & Literary Agency
avatar for Gaby McCormick

Gaby McCormick

Director of Development, Feature Films, Mandeville
avatar for Adam Kolbrenner

Adam Kolbrenner

Lit Entertainment Group, Manager/Producer
Adam Kolbrenner is the founder of Lit Entertainment Group, where he reps top creators including Dave Andron (SNOWFALL); Josh Campbell & Matt Stuecken (10 CLOVERFIELD LANE); Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis (THE CHILDREN, FIVE FEET APART); Craig Doyle (GROWN-ISH), and more. He produced... Read More →


Sunday April 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Main Stage

12:00pm PDT

Showrunner Sessions, with Malcolm Spellman (FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER) Presented by the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre
An in-depth discussion on the making of FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER with showrunner Malcolm Spellman. Hosted by our friends at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Bill True

Bill True

The Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre, Screenwriter RUNAWAY, Department Chair
avatar for Malcolm Spellman

Malcolm Spellman

Screenwriter, Producer, Showrunner (FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, TRUTH BE TOLD, etc) Co-owner of Blackball Universe


Sunday April 11, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Craft Stage

12:30pm PDT

Open Meetup Time - Network and Explore the Booths
Chat with other attendees in one-on-one networking sessions, or explore the Virtual Expo.

Speakers

Sunday April 11, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Networking

1:00pm PDT

Panel: Writing with a Social Conscience
Join us for a discussion on how great film and television can address social issues and open minds, while entertaining millions.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Cory Jones

Ben Cory Jones

TV Writer and Showrunner (INSECURE, UNDERGROUND, BOOMERANG, etc)
avatar for Marissa Jo Cerar

Marissa Jo Cerar

Emmy, WGA-Nominated TV Writer and Showrunner (Upcoming WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT, THE HANDMAID’S TALE, 13 REASONS WHY, etc)
avatar for Liz Tigelaar

Liz Tigelaar

Emmy-nominated Creator, Showrunner and Exec. Producer, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, CASUAL, LIFE UNEXPECTED
avatar for Damon Lindelof

Damon Lindelof

Award-winning writer-producer and the co-creator of LOST, THE LEFTOVERS and WATCHMEN


Sunday April 11, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Open Meetup Time - Network and Explore the Booths
Chat with other attendees in one-on-one networking sessions, or explore the booths in the expo floor.

Speakers

Sunday April 11, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Networking

2:00pm PDT

Coverfly Workshop: Improving your Online Profile to maximize Industry interest
Meet us in the Coverfly Booth in the Expo for another hands-on workshop: Improving your Online Profile to maximize Industry interest.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Lusas

Mitch Lusas

Head of Product, Coverfly


Sunday April 11, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Expo

2:30pm PDT

VIP Keynote: JAY ROACH
Speakers
avatar for Jay Roach

Jay Roach

Golden Globe, Emmy and Peabody-winning Producer & Director (BOMBSHELL, GAME CHANGE, RECOUNT, TRUMBO, AUSTIN POWERS, MEET THE PARENTS, etc).


Sunday April 11, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Main Stage

3:30pm PDT

Craft Intensive | The Myth of 3-Act Structure
Speakers
avatar for Jacob Krueger

Jacob Krueger

Founder, Jacob Krueger Studio, Writer of EMMY-winning THE MATTHEW SHEPARD STORY
The founder of Jacob Krueger Studio, Jacob has worked with thousands of writers, from Academy and Tony Award Winners, to beginning writers picking up the pen for the first time. Jacob is a WGA Paul Selvin Award Winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and director. Jacob’s first... Read More →


Sunday April 11, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Craft Stage

3:30pm PDT

Networking Happy Hour, presented by Roadmap Writers
Learn about best practices for networking and then take your new skills for a test drive in sessions with other attendees!

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Gonzalez

Jorge Gonzalez

Roadmap Writers, Director of Operations
Jorge serves as the Director of Operations for the screenwriting education platform Roadmap Writers, and oversees both their JumpStart Writing Competition and Diversity Initiative Competition. In just four years Roadmap has helped more than 100 writers get signed to representation... Read More →
avatar for Joey Tuccio

Joey Tuccio

CEO of Roadmap Writers
Joey Tuccio is the CEO of Roadmap Writers, an educational hub for writers. Before starting Roadmap, Joey worked at Bold Films and read for both Hugh Jackman and George Clooney's companies. He founded Roadmap Writers with the aim to bridge the gap between fresh, talented voices and... Read More →


Sunday April 11, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Networking

4:30pm PDT

Pitch Competition Finals - LIVE! - Presented by Arc Studio
Join the finals for the ScreenCraft Summit Virtual Pitch Competition, where the top writers will pitch - LIVE - to the judges and hear feedback. Learn what makes a great pitch, and what the industry responds to, live!
Hosted by Screenwriting software Arc Studio. 


Speakers
avatar for Tovah Silbermann

Tovah Silbermann

Literary Manager, Mosiac Media Group
avatar for Wendy Calhoun

Wendy Calhoun

PRODIGAL SON, STATION 19, EMPIRE, NASHVILLE, JUSTIFIED, Peabody Award Winning TV Writer/Producer
Wendy is a writer and executive producer with an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television Studios. Most recently, Wendy served as Consulting Producer for ABC’s GREY’S ANATOMY firefighter spinoff STATION 19. She has developed new series pilots with NBC, the CW, Netflix, FX, 20th... Read More →
avatar for Eric Heisserer

Eric Heisserer

Oscar-nominated Screenwriter (ARRIVAL, BIRD BOX, LIGHTS OUT, SHADOW & BONE, etc)
avatar for Ben Cory Jones

Ben Cory Jones

TV Writer and Showrunner (INSECURE, UNDERGROUND, BOOMERANG, etc)


Sunday April 11, 2021 4:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Main Stage