Just a final reminder, folks, Joe McBride, Sam Hamm and I will be speaking at the Tiburon Film Festival tomorrow on a panel titled: “Screenwriting at a Crossroads”. We’ll be talking about the state of the spec market, opportunities for aspiring screenwriters and whatever subjects you want to bring up in the Q&A. OK, we know this is going to be lots of questions for Sam about Batman…
Venue: Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito
Showtime: Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 01:00 PM
In case you don’t know it, the address isn’t ‘Motel’ misspelled, its the building with the big model of the San Francisco Bay, in Sausalito.
I just had the confirmation from Saeed Shafa at the Tiburon Film Festival. Joe McBride, Sam Hamm and I will be speaking, taking questions and signing books at 1pm on Saturday April 21st at the Bay Motel, Sausalito. The provisional title for our panel is: “Screenwriting at a Crossroads: Today’s Options for Aspiring Screenwriters”. I’ll post and changes and official publicity materials as they emerge. Should be fun, so spread the word.
University Press Books, Continuum Press and the
2430 Arts Alliance invite you to join
in conversation with
for a reading and discussion of his new book
Write What You Don’t Know: An Accessible Manual for Screenwriters
Thursday, 10 November 2011, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Write What You Don’t Know is a friendly manual for aspiring screenwriters. It encourages you to move beyond your comfort zones in search of stories. We all write what we know – how could we not? Writing what you don’t know and doing it in an informed and imaginative way is what makes the process worthwhile.
Hoxter draws on his wealth of experience teaching young film students to offer help with every aspect of the writing process, including how we come up with ideas in the first place. Light hearted and full of insight into the roundabout way film students approach their scripts, it also discusses the important issues like the difference between stories and plots and what your characters should be doing in the middle of act two. Write What You Don’t Know contains examples and case studies from a wide range of movies, both mainstream and alternative such as The Virgin Spring, Die Hard, The Ipcress File, For The Birds, (500) Days of Summer, Juno, Up In The Air, Knocked Up and Brick.
Julian Hoxter is the Screenwriting Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Screenwriting in the Cinema Department of San Francisco State University. He is an award winning educator and filmmaker whose films have been shown in festivals around the world. He has taught screenwriting and filmmaking in the US and the UK for over 15 years.
UNIVERSITY PRESS BOOKS
2430 BANCROFT WAY (between Telegraph & Dana), BERKELEY
OK the book now has a back cover!