April 9-11

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The 2021 ScreenCraft Writers Summit has ended.

Summit Ticket-Holders:  The Rescheduled Jay Roach Keynote will be Saturday, May 1st at 12pm PST.  Access link, and the option to submit your questions in advance, will be sent to you via email!

You will receive a link to Panel Videos by April 30th. You’ll have access to the videos for 12 months from the date you receive, and Jay Roach’s rescheduled keynote video will be added after May 1st.

Did you miss the Summit? You can still learn from Hollywood’s top Screenwriters, Executives, Managers, Agents & Producers. Register below.  Existing ticket holders do not need to register, you will automatically be sent video access information. 

Thank you to all who attended for this creative, interactive and enriching event.  Even while distanced, ScreenCraft’s goal is to connect writers from around the world.

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Virtual Live Speakers Include:

Meg LeFauve
Meg LeFauve

Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter (INSIDE OUT, THE GOOD DINOSAUR, CAPTAIN MARVEL)

Topics: Writing Compelling Characters, Structure, Feature Films, etc.

Jay Roach

Golden Globe, Emmy and Peabody-winning Producer & Director
(BOMBSHELL, GAME CHANGE, RECOUNT, TRUMBO, AUSTIN POWERS, MEET THE PARENTS, etc).

KEYNOTE

Wendy Calhoun

Peabody-Award Winning TV Writer/Producer (PRODIGAL SON, STATION 19, EMPIRE, NASHVILLE, JUSTIFIED)

Topics: Showrunning, TV Writing, Pitching, Character, etc.
* Pitch Competition Juror*

Damon Lindelof

Award-winning writer-producer and the co-creator of LOST, THE LEFTOVERS and WATCHMEN

Topics: Writing with a Social Conscience, Writing Television,  etc.

Travon Free

Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Writer, Comedian and Actor (FULL FRONTAL with Samantha Bee, THE DAILY SHOW, ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY, etc)

Topics: Writing with "Voice", Comedy,  etc.

David Boxerbaum
David Boxerbaum

Partner and Literary Agent, VERVE Talent & Literary Agency

Topics: Representing writers, How scripts are sold, etc.

Liz Tigelaar

Emmy-nominated Creator, Showrunner and Exec. Producer, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, CASUAL, LIFE UNEXPECTED

Topics: TV Writing, Showrunning, Writing with a Social Conscience, etc.

Jac Schaeffer

Head Writer and Executive Producer, WANDAVISION

Topics: Showrunning, writing genre

Joan Wai

Director, Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting

Topics: Screenwriting Competitions and Fellowships

Malcolm Spellman

Screenwriter, Producer, Showrunner (FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, TRUTH BE TOLD, etc) Co-owner of Blackball Universe

Topics: Writing TV, Showrunning, Characters

Marc Bernardin

TV Writer, Comic Book Writer, Podcaster (CASTLE ROCK, CARNIVAL ROW, STAR TREK: PICARD, etc)

Topics: Genre, Crossover writing, Character, TV,  etc.

Sandino Moya-Smith

Director of Development, MGM
(OCEAN'S EIGHT, CREED, THE FLORIDA PROJECT etc)

Topics: Meetings, Pitching, Breaking-in, etc.

Ben Cory Jones
Ben Cory Jones

TV Writer and Showrunner (INSECURE, UNDERGROUND, BOOMERANG, etc.)

Topics: TV Writing, Pitching, Showrunning, etc.
* Pitch Competition Juror*

Emily Carmichael
Emily Carmichael

Screenwriter and Director (JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION, PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING)

Topics: Writing Action, Feature Films, Breaking In, etc.

Eric Heisserer

Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter (ARRIVAL, BIRD BOX, LIGHTS OUT, SHADOW & BONE, etc.)

Topics: Pitching, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror, Feature Films, etc.
* Pitch Competition Juror*

Jenny Lumet

Screenwriter, Executive Producer (RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, CLARICE, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, etc.)

Topics: Showrunning, Women in Television,  etc.

Monica Macer

Screenwriter, Exec. Producer, Showrunner (QUEEN SUGAR, LOST, MACGUYVER, etc)

Topics: Meetings, Networking and Breaking-in

Ramin Bahrani

Oscar-Nominated Writer, Director, Producer (THE WHITE TIGER, MAN PUSH CART, CHOP SHOP, 99 HOMES, etc)

Topics: Creating Great Characters, Oscar-nominees,  etc.

Naren Shankar

TV Writer and Showrunner (Amazon's THE EXPANSE, GRIMM, CSI, etc.)

Topics: TV Writing, Showrunning, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, etc.

Darrien Gipson

National Director, SAGindie

Topics: Indie Filmmaking, Working with Actors, Character, etc.

Enid Portuguez

Director of Events, Writers Guild Foundation

Topics: Tools for Emerging Writers, Breaking In, etc.

Scott Myers

Writer & Exec. Producer, host of “Go Into the Story”
Professor, DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts

Topics: Story Structure, Character, Feature Film Writing, etc.

Ilysse McKimmie

Deputy Director, Sundance Institute Feature Film Program

Topics: Screenwriting Competitions and Fellowships

Michelle K. Sugihara

Executive Director, CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)

Topics: Screenwriting Competitions and Fellowships

Kyra Jones

Staff Writer, WOKE on Hulu

Topics: Writing Television, Remote Writers' Rooms, Breaking-in etc.

Sylvia Jones

TV Writer, POWER BOOK IV: FORCE, CHERISH THE DAY on OWN, THE CHI on Showtime

Topics: Television Writing, Remote Writers' Rooms, etc

Richard Kahan

Television Writer and Producer, OUTLANDER, Beacon23

Topics: Television Writing, Remote Writers' Rooms, etc

Joey Tuccio

Founder and CEO, Roadmap Writers

Topics: Pitching, meetings and Breaking-in

Jeff Goldsmith

Publisher, Backstory Magazine, Host of "The Q&A" podcast

Host of Oscar-nominees Panel Friday April 9th!

Lang Fisher

Co-Creator, Exec Producer (NEVER HAVE I EVER), TV Writer/Producer (BROOKLYN 99, THE MINDY PROJECT, 30 ROCK and more)

Topics: Writing great characters, Television, Comedy, etc

Jacob Krueger

Writer of EMMY-winning THE MATTHEW SHEPARD STORY, Founder, Jacob Krueger Studio

Topics: Story Structure, Character, Craft Intensive

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

TV Writer, Author & Journalist (LAW & ORDER: SVU, overall deal with Universal Studios).

Topics: TV Writing, Breaking into Television, Women in Television

Shannan E. Johnson

Former Exec, Syfy Channel, Script Development Consultant, The Professional Pen

Topics: Character, Breaking into Television, Craft Intensive

Magdalena Waz

Partner Account Manager, Coverfly

Topics: Screenwriting competitions & Fellowships

Tovah Silbermann

Literary Manager, Mosiac Media Group

Topics: Managers, Representation, Pitching,  etc.
* Pitch Competition Juror*

Sasha Stewart

Writer & Comedian (THE FIX, THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, AMEND: THE FIGHT FOR AMERICA, etc)

Topics: Writing Television, breaking-in,  etc.

James V. Hart

Screenwriter HOOK, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, CONTACT, AUGUST RUSH, etc; Creator, HartChart

Topics: Story Structure, Character, Craft Intensive

Frankie Li

Founder, Diverso

Topics: Screenwriting Competitions & Fellowships

Sage Kosiorek

Director of Script Competitions, Austin Film Festival

Topics: Screenwriting Competitions & Fellowships, etc.

Gaby McCormick

Director of Development, Feature Films
Mandeville (THE FIGHTER, INSURGENT, WARM BODIES, etc)

Topics: Selling scripts, Producing, etc.

Monet Hurst-Mendoza

Playwright and TV Writer (Story Editor, LAW & ORDER: SVU)

Topics: Crossover writing, Women in Television,  etc.

Emily Dell

Exec. Director, ScreenCraft Writers Summit,

Topics: Welcome session

Kristin Overn

Executive Director, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Topics: Screenwriting Competitions & Fellowships, etc.

Adele Han Li

Artist, Filmmaker, Festival Manager,
Slamdance Screenplay Competition and Slamdance Film Festival

Topics: Screenwriting Competitions & Fellowships, etc.

Adam Kolbrenner

Literary Manager; Producer and Founder, Lit Entertainment (PRISONERS, FREE GUY, RAISED BY WOLVES, etc.)

Topics: Agents/Managers, Producing, How to "break in", Competitions, etc.

Liz Feldman

WGA-Winning Showrunner and Creator DEAD TO ME, 9JKL, 2 BROKE GIRLS, etc

Topics: Writing with "Voice", Writing Television, etc

Bri Castellini

Film Community Manager, Seed&Spark

Topics: Craft Intensive | The Art of the Pitch

Marissa Jo Cerar
Marissa Jo Cerar

Emmy, WGA-Nominated TV Writer and Showrunner (Upcoming WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT, THE HANDMAID’S TALE, 13 REASONS WHY, etc)

Topics: Writing with a Social Conscience, Writing Television,  etc.

Spencer Janes

Brand Manager, Launch Pad Competitions and Development Program

Topics: Screenwriting Competitions & Fellowships, etc.

Rodney Barnes

Comic Book Writer & Creator, Television Creator (THE BOONDOCKS, HBO’s Untitled Lakers Project, Killadelphia, Florence and Normandie, Marvel’s Falcon, etc)

Topics: Writing with a Social Conscience, Writing Television,  etc.

Mae Martin

Actor, writer, creator FEEL GOOD on Netflix; Comedian: Dope, Sap, Mae Martin’s Guide to…, etc

Topics: Writing with "Voice", writing comedy  etc.

More speakers will be announced. Check back soon!

The speakers at the ScreenCraft Summit provided immense insight. I use what I learned in my writing every day. I greatly appreciated learning from so many perspectives.

Camille Brown2020 Summit Attendee

There aren’t words to express my gratitude for the Summit. Every time is better than the last. Live or online, however I attend, I learn something priceless.

Akima A. Brown2020 Summit Attendee

ScreenCraft brought together thousands of writers for a day of conversations that were inspiring and educational.

Kevin Nelson2020 Summit Attendee

In all seriousness, I cannot put into words how thankful I was for the ScreenCraft Summit.

David Cueman2020 Summit Attendee

LEARN. ADVANCE. GET INSPIRED.

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