Los Angeles Story Expo Schedule:

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Friday, September 16, 2022 

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Kickstarting Your Writing Day (Paul Chitlik) - Techniques to get your writing going, overcome writer's block, laziness, or the...

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11:00am - 12:30pm

Friday

The Moral Premise: How To Find, Build and Execute The Narrative Engine for Any Story  (Jeffrey Lyons)

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Forging The Path from Inspiration to Story  (William Rabkin) How do you take the flash on inspiration for a story idea and turn...

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The Comedy Series Engine: Ted Lasso, Arrested Development, The Good Place and Bojack Horseman  (Jacob Krueger) 

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Animation & Story with The Simpsons Showrunner Al Jean -  

The storytelling complexities in animation; screening and analysis...

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1:30pm - 3:00pm

Friday

Logline Mastery: How To Nail The Pitch (Jeff Lyons) - For most

writers, the logline is the only chance they get to catch...

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The Villain's Plan (William C. Martell) - The most important part of your story isn't the hero. It's the villain! Story is conflict, and...

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The 14 Step Blueprint For A Book Method  (Jennie Nash) - How to write a novel in the most efficient way by tackling the hardest...

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Legendary Hollywood Producer Lynda Obst  - A conversation and audience Q&A with legendary producer, author and writer...

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3:30pm - 5:00pm

Friday

Power Plotting  (Jordan Rosenfeld) - Do you struggle to finish your story or get stuck in the middle? Getting down the architecture...

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Approaching The Rewrite  (Paul Chitlik) - When approaching a 

rewrite, you never know what's going to happen...

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Writing Incredible Action Scenes!  (William C. Martell) - How to write an effective plot twist, create unbearable suspense...

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Make Your Scripts Sellable: The Art & Business of Screenwriting (Cara J. Russell) 

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Some Of The Amazing NY Story Expo Speakers:

With Many More To Come!

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Horror Screenwriting (Dr. Rebekah McKendry) - Crafting a compelling story, creating strong characters, sequences...

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5:15pm - 6:45pm

Friday

Writing The TV Pilot For The New International Market (William Rabkin) - The explosion in streaming series is...

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How To Evoke Emotion in Every Scene (Jordan Rosenfeld) - Start spicing up dull, lagging scenes in your novel with memorable...

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Pitching Hollywood & Creating A Pitch Deck (Michael Tabb) - Learn the inside track into what Hollywood looks for when you...

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Horror Production (Dr. Rebekah McKendry) - If you're a writer or filmmaker looking to make a horror film, don't miss this amazing...

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7:00pm - 8:30pm

Friday

Pitch-Catch-Pitch (Chris Soth) - Hear your story pitched back to you by a professional screenwriting and pitch man in this...

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The Art of Adaptations (Michael Tabb) - Adaptations have long been an essential part of the film and TV industry. In fact, today...

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The Secret Language of Producers (Jacob Krueger) - Writers in TV and film work and deal with producers all day long, sometimes...

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Saturday, September 17, 2022 

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Dealmaking In The TV & Film Industry (Mark Litwak) - An essential legal crash course taught by Hollywood "Super Lawyer"...

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9:00am - 10:30am

Saturday

The 5 Elements of a Perfect Hollywood Pitch (Doug Eboch & Ken Aguado) - Two Hollywood veterans...

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The Stories We Tell (Jody Wheeler) - How screenplays provide insight into the psychology of how and whe we tell stories...

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How To Make Money Coaching Other Book Writers As A Whole New Career  (Jennie Nash) - There's a new player in the gig...

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Your TV Pilot Plan: The Best Template Ever (Chris Soth) - Every TV Pilot MUST accomplish ONE thing, and if your pilot script...

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Dialogue To Die For  (William C Martell) - 41 professional dialogue techniques that you can use today...

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11:00am - 12:30pm

Saturday

Writing Killer Sentences  (Jordan Rosenfeld) - Writers get so busy nailing down characters and plot that we often forget...

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Books To Film: How To Grab Hollywood's Attention (Rocky Lang) - The major tools to take YOUR book to Hollywood, evaluate...

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The 28 Revisions (Andrew Nicholls) - From sitcoms to dramas to late night comedy to animation, all scripts require revisions, and...

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Producing Your Own Screenplay (Bryan Michael Stoller) - From the author Filmmaking for Dummies, Smart Phone Filmmaking...

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Representation, Selling & More (Panel) - An incredible panel discussion with agents, managers and execs about representation, deal making, and more. Read More 

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Saturday

Based On: A Non-Lawyer's Guide to Acquiring Film and TV Right from Everywhere (Ken Aguado) - If you ever asked, "How...

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Developing & Creating The Next Unscripted or Reality Hit  (Troy DeVolld) - Amazing advice from one of reality's most prolific and successful producers... Read More

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Don't Make A Feature! (Make A Short!)  (Jody Wheeler) - Most of us aren't Spielberg, gifted from an early age to make features at...

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Editing Your Screenplay: Tricks For Getting A Good Script To Read Great  (Michael Tabb) - Editing is an essential part of...

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Creating Dynamic Scenes  (Paul Chitlik) - It's tough to create interesting, fresh characters...a story that grips the reader...

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3:15pm - 4:45pm

Saturday

Comedy Writing Panel  (Various) - If you're easily offended, this isn't the panel for you...But it'll be funny.

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Developing Your Feature Film Idea (Doug Eboch) - Learn how to find and develop a marketing film idea that will sell, and...

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Screenwriting Elevated - Create Outstanding Scripts (Barry Evins) - Learn to expand and strengthen your skills in this high...

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Everything I Needed To Know About Learning To Write, I (Re)Learned From... (William Rabkin) - An amazing lesson for writers. Read More

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5:00pm - 6:30pm

Saturday

Screenwriting Gurus Panel  (Various) - Some of the best gurus in the world on stage for an interactive, fun conversation and Q&A...

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Anatomy of a Premise Line: How To Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success  (Jeffrey Lyons)

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Creating Individuals  (William C Martell) - One of the most frequent notes is "All of your characters sound the same..."

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5 Essential Steps To Becoming A Successful Novelist or Memoirist  (Caroline O'Connell) - Navigating the current world of...

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Sunday, September 18, 2022 

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How To Overcome Writers Block and Help Your Career Move Forward  (Dr. Walter Jacobson) - One of Story Expo's favorite...

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9:00am - 10:30am

Sunday

How To Firm Up The Mushy Middle in Any Story (Jeff Lyons) Somewhere along the way, the ideas lag, the energy drains, and...

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The Drama Search Engine: Breaking Bad, Succession, Game of Thrones & The Wire (Jacob Krueger) 

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Stepping Your Way To A Script (Jody Wheeler) - Writers sometimes get overwhelmed with writing a 90-120 page script...

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Writing Unforgettable, Sellable Christmas Movies (Cara J Russell) - From one of the leading writers and development execs in the genre! Read More

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Writing Episodic Content for Streaming & TV  (Michael Tabb)

Writing great scripts designed for Netflix, Amazon Studios, Hulu...

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10:45am - 12:15pm

Sunday

Million Dollar Screenwriting: Break Through 3-Act Structure (Chris Soth)  Three acts across 120 pages? It doesn't have to be...

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Writing Compelling Characters  (Jody Wheeler) - Character is story, and writing characters that are compelling and different...

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I Got You Covered  (Beverly Neufeld) - Script coverage secrets from a develop exec who has read over 6,000 movie & TV scripts...

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Plant & Pay-Off  (Chris Soth) - You've planted your seeds with writing, learning, researching and attending Story Expo, but now...

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12:30pm - 2:00pm

Sunday

Writing The TV Episodic Show Bible (Michael Tabb) - As essential course in how to put together your show Bible that studios require.

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6,000 Scripts  (Beverly Neufeld) - An insider's take on coverage and what executives and competitions look for...

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