Notice for all you SFSU Cinema people out there – Producer Brian Benson, has been running a series of screenings and discussions in association with the SFSU Cinema Collective. The next screening will be La Mission, with the writer / director Peter Bratt in attendance. Here’s the blurbage:
Screening “LA MISSION” followed by discussion with writer/director PETER BRATT
Upcoming program from the San Francisco Film Society:
November 3–6, 2011
SF Film Society | New People Cinema
The San Francisco Film Society’s Cinema by the Bay festival celebrates the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the intelligence and probing spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of America’s film and media frontier. The four-day festival will feature new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide a compelling window into Bay Area film culture and practice at its best. The 2011 edition of Cinema by the Bay opens with Joshua Moore’s heartfelt debut feature I Think It’s Raining, includes screenings of dynamic new films by leading filmmakers and is capped with the Film Society’s annual celebration of Bay Area innovators, Essential SF.
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For all SFSU Cinema majors: there will be seats available on Thursday 3rd November for this great one-off event in my CINE 353 Introduction to Screenwriting class. Priority for enrolled 353 students but there should be lots of seats in Coppola at 2pm sharp. Here’s the joyful info.:
Pitching a Comedy Script?
Overcome ‘Pitch Panic’ with Authors of Show Me the Funny!
How do Hollywood’s top writers from iconic comedy shows and films like Everybody Loves Raymond to There’s Something About Mary and Gilligan’s Island create ‘the funny’? Beyond mastering the craft of comedy writing, they know how to overcome “pitch panic” – a stage fright-like syndrome every writer must conquer to successfully pitch, and therefore, sell comedy scripts. To help writers nip their fears in the bud, Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis, authors of the book SHOW ME THE FUNNY!: At the Writers’ Table with Hollywood’s Top Comedy Writers will share the presentation “I Wrote, I Worried, I Pitched” on Thursday, November 3rd at 2pm in the August Coppola Theater (Fine Arts Building) on the campus of San Francisco State University.
At the event, writers will learn tactics to hone their pitch and perform it fearlessly by learning to manage their stage fright. The presenters will include insights from their book, in which they interviewed Hollywood’s greatest comedy writers…creators of iconic sitcoms and movies from Gilligan’s Island, Modern Family, Everybody Loves Raymond, Cheers, Frasier and more.
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