Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tucson: Society of Southwestern Authors' 36th Annual conference



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Do you have a screenplay, a treatments, or an outline you believe would make for a great movie?

The Society of Southwestern Authors will be holding their conference here in Tucson from September 27 through the 28th.

With 40 workshops about the craft and the business of writing, top keynote speakers to inspire you, and agents, editors, and publishers soliciting manuscripts, you won't find a friendlier or more well-rounded writing conference anywhere.

You can register for one-on-one meetings with members of the soliciting staff to pitch your fiction or nonfiction manuscript or your movie or play script.

     Among the people you can arrange a private meeting with are:

     Victoria Lucas
Production manager of screenplays at major studios and independent film companies, including Imagine Entertainment, where she was a creative executive, Victoria became director of development and associate producer on independent films with Signature Pictures and April Productions. She helped develop and produce scripts as diverse as the religious thriller The Body, starring Antonio Banderas, the mystery The I Inside, starring Ryan Phillippe, The Black Dahlia, directed by Brian de Palma, and The Contractor, starring Wesley Snipes.

    * What I am looking for: Screenplays, treatments, or outlines
    * Workshop 16: "The Perfect Pitch" - A great pitch can get your screenplay, novel, or idea sold in Hollywood. This workshop will provide an insider's guide to creating the perfect attention-getting pitch. We will explore techniques to help you feel confident pitching to anyone, anytime. Among our topics will be the 60-second "elevator pitch," the telephone pitch, and the often-terrifying pitch to a roomful of executives. You will also learn the five most common mistakes to avoid and how to write a great query letter.

     Carol Costa
Carol is an award-winning playwright and the published author of eight books, both fiction and nonfiction. Carol has worked as a newspaper correspondent, a literary agent, an artistic director, and an editor. Her feature articles have been published in many newspapers and magazines, and she is the director of The Reader's Theater in Tucson where playwriters may submit their work and listen to its production and receive comments from a live audience.

    * What I am looking for: Would you like to experience a reading of your play? See me.
    * Workshop 21: "Get Your Career in Gear: How to jump-start your writing career in fiction or nonfiction. Basic information on short stories, novels, scripts for stage or screen, nonfiction books and feature articles. Also includes tips on finding markets for your work.

For more information, go to:  http://www.ssa-az.org/conference/welcome.htm



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