Thursday, July 21, 2011

RI Film Fest Screenwriters' Workshop panel to include NH's Dana Biscotti Myskowski and Buzz McLaughlin

[This panel features our NH film industry friends Dana Biscotti Myskowski (Smoky Quartz Productions) and Buzz McLaughlin (Either/Or Films)! Thanks to Dana for passing this along!]

Attention screenwriters! The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival will be holding its annual ScriptBiz Screenwriters’ Workshop (now in its 11th year) on Wednesday, Aug. 10th at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Providence.

For an entry fee of only $85, emerging screenwriters can hone their skills by interacting with and learning from seasoned industry professionals. This year’s theme, “From Page to Screen,” takes screenwriters through the entire screenwriting process, with panel discussions on the ins and outs of writing a script and the business aspects of getting a script into production, as well as a special workshop on “pitching your script.”

Featured panelists include screenwriter and author Nick Iandolo, filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Reshad Kulenovic, award-winning filmmaker and entertainment attorney Andrew Lund, award-winning playwright and screenwriter Buzz McLaughlin, screenwriter, producer and Emmy nominee Dana Biscotti Myskowski, and award-winning screenwriter Chris Sparling. The program will also feature the winners of last year’s RIIFF Screenplay Competition: screenwriter and author William J. Torgerson and screenwriter and actor John Woodard.

The daylong workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. For applications and more information go to: RIFilmFest.org.