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LOS ANGELES STORY EXPO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY (Sept. 24, 2021)   l   SATURDAY (Sept. 25, 2021)   l   SUNDAY (Sept. 26, 2021)

1:00-6:30pm                                       9:00am-6:30pm                                       9:00am-5:00pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 - LOS ANGELES STORY EXPO

 

Sessions Being Added Regularly!

11:00am -

Ongoing

Registration Opens

12:30pm - 12:55pm

Opening Keynote

1:00pm -

2:30pm

Based On A True Story

Pre-Writing Your Screenplay: Going From Zero to Outline

3:00pm -

4:30pm

Screenplay Editing: Making Your Good Screenplay Great

Creating Characters We Care About

Law School for Writers: Agreements, Contracts and More

1:00pm -

5:00pm

Pitching Room

Exhibitors Open

5:00pm -

6:30pm

Stealing Hollywood: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors

The Rewrite: Strengthening

Your Structure, Character & Drama

Creating Characters with Religious Identities 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 - LOS ANGELES STORY EXPO

 

8:30am -

5:00pm

Exhibitors Open

9:00am -

10:30am

Dr. Walter: How To Overcome Your Fear of Failure, Fear of Rejection, Writer's Block and Much More!

The 5 Elements of A Perfect Hollywood Pitch

11:00am -

12:30pm

Based On: A Non-Lawyer's Course on Acquiring Rights for Your Film & TV Project

Developing Your Feature Film Idea

Unscripted & Reality TV: Creating Content

Story in Spirituality: Using

Words To Inspire and Give Hope To Others & Yourself

12:30pm -

3:30pm

Pitching Room / One-On-One Executive Conferences

1:30pm -

3:00pm

Writing Episodic Content for Streaming & Television

Understanding The Hollywood Notes Process: From Collaboration to "Notes Hell"

Writing Comedy: Techniques and Habits Of The Mind To Make Things Funny

Subtext: Speaking Volumes with Emotion

3:30pm -

5:00pm

Law School for Writers: Negotiating The Hollywood Deal 

Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks For Authors

Writing The Episodic Show Bible

5:30pm -

7:00pm

Thriller/Mystery/ Suspense 

Master Class

Screenwriting Contests: How To Pick'em, How To Win'em!

7:00pm -

9:00pm

Evening Social Event

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 - LOS ANGELES STORY EXPO

 

8:30am -

5:00pm

Exhibitors Open

9:00am -

10:30am

11:00am -

12:30pm

Creating A Pitch Deck For Your Film or TV Project

Where Are All The Female Heroes?

Writing The Killer Query Letter for Screenwriters & Novelists

12:30pm -

3:30pm

Pitching Room / One-On-One Executive Conferences

1:30pm -

3:00pm

Industry Insider: Tricks of Pitching Hollywood

Independent Documentary Filmmaking

The Hero:

Great Heroes Have A Flaw

3:30pm -

5:00pm

* Schedule, Speakers and Companies are Subject to Change

 

 

Previous Course Titles  @ Story Expo!

Course Titles from Story Expo 2018/2019:

  • Writing the WGA Treatment

  • Writing The TV Pilot          

  • Procrastination, Motivation & Writer’s Block   

  • Romance Writers of America Panel

  • Writing The Micro-Budget Screenplay                     

  • How To Pitch Your Script                                      

  • Q&A with Shadi Petosky                                      

  • Networking 101                                                           

  • Breaking Into Writing For Animation                        

  • Creating Strong 3-Dimensional Characters

  • The Secrets of Film Distribution

  • Writers Law School Crash Course                            

  • Method Writing: The First Four Concepts 

  • Introducing Your Protagonist Panel                         

  • Using Story to Educate and Persuade                     

  • 5 Essential Moments in TV & Film Story Structure

  • Advanced Method Writing: The Art of Tonal Dynamics

  • Hollywood Notes Process for Film & TV

  • TV Comedy Pilot Writing                                        

  • Creating Characters                                               

  • The Art & Craft of Professional Rewriting

  • Inside Story: ROSEANNE & THE CONNORS w/Darlene Hunt (Writer/Producer/Creator)

  • Rapid Story Development w/Mike Barker, Head Writer (Family Guy) & Co-Creator (American Dad)

  • Story Structure & The Biology of Narrative 

  • Sequence, Proposition, Plot

  • Unscripted TV: Writing & Selling Your Show           

  • Memoir 101: Writing The Memoir       

  • Representation 101                                                      How Not To Get An Agent                    

  • Dilemma, Crisis, Decision & Action, and Resolution

  • Using AI To Analyze and Determine The Success Of Scripts       

  • Script Supervising A to Z Intensive                  

  • Film School: Write & Sell                   

  • 8 Mistakes Screenwriters Make & How To Fix Them

  • 36 Dramatic Situations                                    

  • Film School: Direct & Shoot                                      

  • Novel Writing 1  

  • Writing the TV Spec Script

  • Film School: Distribute & Profit

  • Novel Writing 2

  • Film School: Produce & Finance

  • The Greatest Opportunity For Storytellers is Today

  • Sequencing: The Hidden Art of Great Film Structure

                        

  • Overcoming Writers Block                     

  • Hollywood Pitching                                                

  • Legion M: The First Fan-Owned Movie Theatre    

  • Do You Write Women?     

  • The Secret of Complex Plots                             

  • Loglines & Pitches That Sell                              

  • Writing The TV Drama / Pilot                           

  • Creating Strong, Multi-Dimensional Characters

  • The Tools To Succeed (In The Industry)          

  • Developing Your Idea (To Pitch & Produce)   

  • The 20 Beats Of All Hit Movies                         

  • Navigating Emotional Corridors                      

  • Writing Efficient, Moving Dialogue                 

  • The Power of Storytelling: Story, Disruption and Impact           

  • Non-Profit Storytelling                          

  • Story Development                                                

  • The Story Of Self: How Do I Tell My Own Story    

  • Telling Story Through Tarot                              

  • The Art of Distraction: Red Herrings to Create Suspense

  • How To Get Your First Paid TV Gig                  

  • Creating TV Storylines That Supercharge Your Pilot

  • Warner Bros: Digital Series Content & Development / Selling To Streaming 

  • Documentary Storytelling 

  • Bulletproofing Your First Act                            

  • Developing, Creating & Selling Your Unscripted/Reality Show

  • Creating The TV Beat Sheet: The Heart Of All Great TV Stories

  • Networking & Representation 101                 

  • Mastering Plot Twists      

  • Storytelling for Anime and Animation                 

  • Star Speakers: Michael Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Transparent)             

  • Novels: Writing Riveting Scenes in Fiction

  • Creating A Fantastic Story Bible That Sells Your TV Show                          

  • Creating Memorable Characters That Sell     

  • The Nutshell Technique                   

  • The TV Notes Process: Writers vs. Exec         

  • The Secrets of Mystery Thrillers

  • The Art of Adaptation                            

  • Advanced Script Editing: Script Editing Tricks       

  • Independent Filmmaking & Film Economics

  • From Zero to Story: Prewriting Your Screenplay

  • Three Kinds of Action Movies and How To Write Them

  • Many More!

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