JUMP ON THIS CHANCE—A while back when covering the Academy Awards for the late great Hollywood Citizen News, I shot a question to director Francis Ford Coppola from the crowd of other back stage reporters as to what was his favorite Godfather scene. His response was something like the second I saw the finished screenplay. It drew laughs.
His point then and the point now is simply without a screenplay, movies don’t get made. Filmmaker dreams don’t come true without a script.
If you’ve yearned to write a screenplay or being part of a film this Saturday there will be a free one day event at San Diego City College that just might kick start your dream.
Called “Script to Screen, the San Diego Indie Scene 2013”, the program is a symposium of film industry pros, who will be discussing scriptwriting, producing, directing, casting, pre-production, permits, locations and logistics, shooting, editing, promotion, distribution and festivals.
The event presented in cooperation with the SDCC radio,TV and film department will be held Saturday, April 27, 10 am to 6 pm at Saville Theater (14th & C Street).
Speakers will include:
PRODUCER OF THE RECENTLY RELEASED "I AM NOT A HIPSTER"
AND "SHORT TERM 12"
FILM EDITOR AND PRODUCER; USC AND UCLA INSTRUCTOR;
AUTHOR OF THE HEALTHY EDIT
LOCATION MANAGER/SCOUT AND AUTHOR OF
SHOOT ON LOCATION! FILMMAKER
MICHAEL STEVEN GREGORY
OWNER, RANDOM COVE; SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR;PRESIDENT AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS; AUTHOR/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER OF WE THE SCREENWRITER
SAN DIEGO INDEPENDENT FILLMAKERS CONSORTIUM; OWNER/OPERATOR, VIDOLOGICO, UCSD/PLATT COLLEGE/MEDIA ARTS CENTER INSTRUCTOR; ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SAN DIEGO STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
FILM INSTRUCTOR; CREATOR OF THE ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY FILM
ETHAN van THILLO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO,
SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
ACCLAIMED THEATER AND FILM DIRECTOR
SCREENWRITER, FILM INSTRUCTOR
There will be an audience question and answer session along with short film screenings. There will be door prizes and free parking on campus. For a parking map go to the event website www.sdindiescene.com and click map at the top of the page. Again, admission is free.
Coffee and refreshments start at 9:30 am while snacks, drinks and sandwiches will be available all day from Little Ms. Muffin.
More info: www.sdindiescene.com
This project was funded fully or in part by CTEA (Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 grant 12-C01-0470, awarded to SDCCD and administered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.