With all of last week’s activity–specifically, the speaking gigs, the funeral, that “one thing” I can’t really talk about right now, and that “other thing” I can’t really talk about right now–I missed this utterly.
I’m, like, a published articler. Er…is that article writer..?
Our pals at the Great American Pitchfest (which is, I might add, known as the “Rolls Royce of pitch fests”) asked me to write an article for their most recent newsletter, which was way cool. They gave me a choice of what I wanted to write about, so I thought it would be best to, you know, serve the script/story pitching community and talk a little about the things I’ve noticed sitting on the judge’s side of the table at AFF’s pitch competition for the past couple of years.
Anyway, the article came out late last week. I am also very proud that they’ve asked me to be a speaker at their 2008 event this coming June. The prospective title of my talk is Script to Screen–Launching Your Screenwriting Career. I am quite psyched, thankyouverymuch, to be among such distinguished speakers as Viki King, Heather Hale, and none other than Michael Hague, whose book, Writing Screenplays That Sell was the second screenwriting book I read (right behind Syd Field, whose book, Screenplay, should be the first literary stop for anyone interested in such sweet madness) and caused a seismic shift in my understanding of the screenwriting craft.
And get this…it’s a family affair! The Pitchfest folks love Robbye’s work, so I think she’s gonna shoot photos for the event. Yeah…my wife. The photographer accompanies me to the screenwriters’ conference, and she’s the one that walks out of the place with a job in her hip pocket. How’s that work?
So…enjoy the read. You can take a gander at the article by clicking here.