Join us for panels, parties and mentorship with Hollywood's top screenwriters, agents and producers! Nashville was great and...

We're going to ATLANTA in 2018! 

Join us at the ScreenCraft Writers Summit in April 2018!
Launch your screenwriting career!

Hollywood elite are coming to Music City in April!

Confirmed speakers and mentors include:

Andrea Berloff

Screenwriter Oscar Nominated
Straight Outta Compton, World Trade Center

Max Borenstein

Godzilla, Minority Report on Fox

Chad & Carey Hayes

The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2

Mark Bomback

Insurgent, War for Planet of the Apes, Live Free or Die Hard, Wolverine

Diana Ossana

Screenwriter Oscar Winner
Brokeback Mountain

Jacob Krueger

Acclaimed screenwriting instructor

Keya Khayatian

Literary Agent UTA
Clients wrote Dallas Buyers Club, Brokeback Mountain, & more

Jeb Stuart

Die Hard, The Fugitive, Another 48 Hours, and Switchback

Phil Hay

Clash of the Titans, Aeon Flux, Ride Along

Daniela Garcia-Brcek

Literary Manager
Literary Manager at Circle of Confusion Productions, the company behind The Walking Dead, Straight Outa Compton and American Ultra

Adrian Garcia

Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Paradigm Talent Agency, the Hollywood agency behind such talent as Domhnall Gleeson, Tom Payne, Zoë Kravitz, Dick Van Dyke, J.K. Simmons and James Wan

Fredrick Mensch

Screenwriter, Founder of

Sean Covel

Napoleon Dynamite, Cafe, Concrete Blondes, Carter and June

Shauna Cross

Whip It, If I Stay, Bad Santa 2

Malcolm Spellman


Jeannette Francis

Development, Warner Bros / New Line Cinema / Atomic Monster (Writer-Director James Wan's production company)

Cameron Larson

Director of Programming at Hallmark Movie Channel

Elizabeth Dell

Producer, Array Entertainment, Head of PGA China Task force

Sandy Leviton

Producer, TV Development

Danny Manus

Founder and Script Consultant, No BullScript Consulting

Jorge Gonzalez

The Tracking Board

Alexandra Boylan

Writer/Producer of "Catching Faith"

Jeanne Bowerman

Editor Script Magazine

In addition to high-level writers the “Indie Track” will offer panels and guidance specifically for writers and filmmakers planning to produce their first film. There will also be programming dedicated to music in film, drawing on Nashville’s iconic music legacy.

Meet the writers of:

The Nashville Screenwriting Conference is a three-day conference that runs Wednesday, April 20th to Friday April 22nd, in the heart of the Nashville Film Festival.

This is a conference for you – the up-and-coming screenwriter as well as the seasoned writer looking to hone skills and get a no-nonsense industry edge. The walls come down in Music City as we offer an uncensored, writer-focused glimpse into the real machinery of Hollywood. Listen to Jeb Stuart talk about writing big-budget Hollywood tentpoles (Die Hard, The Fugitive) Max Borenstein discuss the sci-fi reimagining of a famous epic (Godzilla), Andrea Berloff reveal what it was like adapting real-life stories of hip hop legends into Straight Outa Compton and Keya Khayatian, Senior Literary Agent at United Talent Agency (UTA) share what it means to work with a top Hollywood agent and how to get one that works for you.

The conference begins with “Hollywood 101” where writers such as Phil Hay (Clash of the Titans, Ride Along) and Chad & Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) break-down the secrets of the industry and how you can get the most out of the days of the conference.

The highlight event is “The Big Pitch” * where you the writer have the chance to pitch to Producers, Executives, Agents and Managers. But we want you to succeed – which means our top writers will be there to help you practice your pitch and teach you the art of a killer pitch that producers want to buy. * The Big Pitch is included for Elite Badgeholders and available for an additional fee to Basic Badgeholders until sold-out.

Conference badges include:

Elite Basic
All conference Panels, keynotes, happy hours and closing night gala plus admission to The Big Pitch event and small-group lunchtime mentorship with panelists. Admission to all conference panels and keynotes plus daily happy hours and closing-night gala
Early Bird Nov. 15 – Jan. 31
$350 $200
Regular Feb. 1 – Mar. 15
$450 $250
Late Mar. 15 – at door
$500 $300
Special Event Tickets (* Included with Badge)
Tickets must be purchased for Basic Badgholders, all are included for Elite Badgeholders
* "The Big Pitch" Event
* Small Group Mentoring Luncheon
* Country Music Hall of Fame Experience
$150 "The Big Pitch" Event
$50 Small Group Mentoring Luncheon
$25 Country Music Hall of Fame Experience
$100 VIP Panelist Dinner & Drink MixerNOT included in the Elite badge and very limited availability, first come first served
Thursday Day Pass - $160 Friday Day Pass - $160

All tickets to Special Events are sold on a first-come basis. Availability is very limited. Elite badges are seated first.

Nashville Writers Conference Fact Sheet

ScreenCraft is the industry’s fastest-growing screenwriting blog and talent discovery platform. ScreenCraft has a worldwide social following of more than 75,000 writers across Twitter,Facebook and Instagram. ScreenCraft’s judges and mentors include Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning writers and producers. ScreenCraft’s many contest winners have signed with Hollywood’s top agencies and management companies including: 3Arts Entertainment, Anonymous Content, ICM, Paradigm, Kaplan/Perrone and Bellevue Entertainment.

The Nashville Film Festival is one of the oldest and largest film festivals in North America. At 47 years, it now offers three competitions in film, web series and screenwriting. In 2016, the competitions will receive more than 6,000 entries. Filmmakers from across the country and around the world attend the festival every year. This Academy Award™-qualifying festival has hosted such celebrity honorees and participants as Oprah Winfrey, Susan Sarandon, William Shatner, William H. Macy, Al Gore, Danny Glover, Vincent D’Onofrio, Joey Lauren Adams, Rob Thomas, Craig Brewer, Harmony Korine, Ashley Judd, Kiefer Sutherland, Joshua Jackson, Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Peter Falk, Paul Reiser, Patrick Swayze, Rick Schroder, Christine Vachon, John Waters, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Redford, James Cromwell, Harry Belafonte, Barbara Kopple, Michael Moore, D.A. Pennebaker, Marc Webb and many more.