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Four Saturdays in June 2024

Hollywood is a tough industry, but screenwriters and filmmakers are tougher. Join us to celebrate the resiliency of screenwriters and celebrate the one thing that unites us all: a love for great writing.

The ScreenCraft Writers Summit is a virtual conference spread over four weekends that features keynote conversations and live Q&A sessions with today's top screenwriters, showrunners and producers.
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14 Hours of Content, One Price

Get access to Hollywood’s leading screenwriters, plus live workshops, over four days:
  • June 8 - Quinta Brunson, Final Draft workshop, Richard Linklater
  • June 15 - Liz Tigelaar, Literary Reps Q&A, John Orloff, Lulu Wang
  • June 22 - Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Mentorship Matters, Selling Your Script workshop
  • June 29 - Sean Wang, Alliance of Women Directors, Pitch Workshop with Chris Lockhart, Issa Lopez

Own Your journey

In addition to recorded interviews with Summit speakers, join us live for Q&A sessions and panels where you can chat directly with working industry professionals, hearing perspectives from all walks of life and experience levels.

Got a schedule conflict? Registrants also have exclusive access to recordings of both the interviews and the live conversations for 30 days.

Legendary Lineups

Our goal with each summit is to welcome the writers and filmmakers you love most. Be sure to check back as we expand our 2024 lineup!

2024 Summit Speakers

Chuck Lorre

Writer & Producer
Bookie, Bob Hearts Abishola, Young Sheldon

Richard Linklater

Writer & Director
HIT MAN, BOYHOOD, BEFORE SUNRISE, DAZED AND CONFUSED

Quinta Brunson

Writer & Actress
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY, A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW

Issa Lopez

Writer, Director, Producer
TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID

LULU WANG

Emmy-nominated Creators, Showrunners, and Exec. Producers
EXPATS, THE FAREWELL

Nkechi Okoro Carrol

Emmy-nominated Creator, Showrunner, Writer, Producer
FOUND, ALL-AMERICAN

Sean Wang

Filmmaker
NǍI NAI & WÀI PÓ, DÌDI (弟弟)

Liz Tigelaar

Executive Producer, Showrunner
Under the Bridge, Little Fires Everywher, Tiny Beautiful Things

Brit Marling

Writer & Director
A Murder at the End of the World, The OA

John Orloff

Co-Executive Producer, Writer
MASTERS OF THE AIR, BAND OF BROTHERS
Speaker lineup subject to change

Partner panels include

Summit Schedule

All times are in PST
June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29
11:00 am - Summit Speaker

Quinta Brunson

Letting Authenticity Guide Your Story
12:00 pm - Summit Speaker

Richard Linklater

Stretching the Narrative Limits of Filmmaking
1:00 pm - Summit Speaker

Brit Marling

Storytelling from All Angles
2:00 pm - Session

Mark Stasenko

How to Write a Scene in Final Draft 13
10:00 am - Summit Speaker

Liz Tigelaar

Exploring the Art of Character
11:00 am - Session

Live Q&A - Literary Reps

Staying Resilient: Literary Reps On How to Break In
12:00 pm - Summit Speaker

John Orloff

From History to Screen: Adapting Award-Winning Stories from Real Life
1:00 pm - Summit Speaker

Lulu Wang

Reflecting A Tapestry of Human Experience
10:00 am - Summit Speaker

Nkechi Okoro Carroll

Leading Writers Rooms with Inclusion and Diverse Storytelling
11:00 am - Session

Live Q&A - Mentorship Matters

Mentorship Matters presents a live Q&A with today's top showrunners
12:00 pm - Session

Live Q&A - How to Sell Your TV Show

with Paige Hooper from Unapologetic Projects
1:00 pm - Summit Speaker

Chuck Lorre

Comedy and Collaboration in TV Writing
10:00 am - Summit Speaker

Sean Wang

Merging Personal Experience with Cinematic Storytelling
11:00 am - Session

Live Q&A - Alliance of Women Directors

Alliance of Women Directors presents The Intersection of Writing and Directing
12:00 pm - Session

Pitch Perfect-ing - An Interactive Pitch Workshop

Chris Lockhart from WME
1:00 pm - Summit Speaker

Issa Lopez

Explore Your Obsessions: Finding Inspiration and Blending Genres
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Past Summit Speakers

COURTNEY A. KEMP

Emmy-nominated Creator, Showrunner, Writer, Producer
THE POWER UNIVERSE: POWER, GHOST, RAISING KANAN, & FORCE. ELI STONE, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW

ROBERT & MICHELLE KING

Emmy-nominated Creators, Showrunners, and Exec. Producers
EVIL, THE GOOD FIGHT, YOUR HONOR, THE GOOD WIFE

BRENDAN HUNT

Emmy Winning Writer, Producer, Actor
TED LASSO

Sofia Coppola

Writer, Director, Producer
ON THE ROCKS, LOST IN TRANSLATION, THE BEGUILED, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

Tanya Saracho

Creator, Showrunner, Exec. Producer
VIDA, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, LOOKING

Spike Jonze

Writer, Director, Producer
HER, ADAPTATION, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

Michael Schur

Writer, Producer, Co-Creator
PARKS AND REC, THE GOOD PLACE, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE OFFICE, HACKS

JEYMES SAMUEL

Writer, Director, Producer, Composer
THE HARDER THEY FALL

Steven Canals

Writer, Director, Producer
POSE

WENDY CALHOUN

Writer, Director, Producer
THE ROOKIE: FEDS, JUSTIFIED, EMPIRE, NASHVILLE, STATION 19

LIZ TIGELAAR

Writer, Producer
Little fires everywhere, the morning show, casual, bates motel

j.j. abrams

Writer, Director, Producer
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, LOST, STAR TREK, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

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