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pitch events and mentorship with some of Hollywood’s
top screenwriters, agents and producers.
Oscar-nominated Screenwriter (INSIDE OUT, THE GOOD DINOSAUR, CAPTAIN MARVEL)
Peabody Award Winning TV Writer/Producer (PRODIGAL SON, STATION 19, EMPIRE, NASHVILLE, JUSTIFIED)
Screenwriter, Producer (AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, etc)
Senior Vice President, Myriad Pictures
(SUPPORT THE GIRLS, MARGIN CALL, KINSEY, etc)
Literary Agent, Partner
Verve Talent Agency
Author of The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret to Successful Screenwriting
Director of Events and Communications at the Writers Guild Foundation
Writer & Exec. Producer, host of “Go Into the Story”
Professor, DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts
Associate Director, Feature Film Program, Sundance Institute
Author, “The Secrets of Story: Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction and Captivating Readers”
Writer, Producer, former Austin Film Festival Script Competition Director
“I learned so much from the panels (Meg LeFauve was by far my favorite – she spoke to my heart every time), the pitching experience was incredible, and it was so enjoyable to meet other writers at similar stages of their careers as mine at the social events. Truly I’ve never found it easier to socialize with total strangers than at this event. I loved it.” – Nate Herzog
“It was freaking amazing! Useful, real-world information and helpful, real-world contacts. ScreenCraft is hands down one of the best in the business!” – Rhonda Baraka, screenwriter and filmmaker (she signed with a literary manager she met at the ScreenCraft Writers Summit)
“I have never been a part of a conference where I felt so well-taken- care-of from start to finish! I had a great time, loved my panels and enjoyed the whole experience.” – Jeb Stuart, writer of DIE HARD, THE FUGITIVE, ScreenCraft Conference Panelist
All of the great programming as the Summit Access Badge, to the left, plus:
Hotel Allegro by Kimpton
171 W. Randolph ST.
Chicago, IL 60601
The glamour and pageantry of America’s Golden Era is alive and well at Kimpton Hotel Allegro. A historic gem in the heart of Chicago’s downtown Theatre District, surrounded by sights like Grant Park and State Street. This boutique haven is right in the middle of the Loop’s historic Theater District, and has played host to Hollywood stars and mafiosos throughout its colorful history. Join us for 3 full days of mentorship, panels and parties with some of Hollywood’s top writers, producers, studio executives, literary managers and agents.
The hotel is believed to be the first fully air-conditioned hotel in the world (it’s been given many modern luxury updates since then!), and the first hotel in the Midwest to have telephones in every guest room! The adjacent Palace Theatre soon became one of the epicenters of Chicago’s vaudeville scene with stars such as Jimmy Durante, Mae West, Sophie Tucker and Bob Hope performing there and all staying next door at this hotel. As vaudeville and big bands fell out of style, the neighboring Palace theatre eventually became the biggest movie theater in the entire city of Chicago in the 1940s!