A Screenwriter’s Journey to Success: Tips, tricks and tactics to survive as a working screenwriter in Hollywood

Event Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 || Speaker: Mark Sanderson || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

A candid discussion from veteran screenwriter, script consultant, and script doctor Mark Sanderson on what it takes to weather the long haul journey of a working screenwriter in Hollywood. During the discussion, he will explore the entire process—from living a screenwriter’s life and dealing with the criticism, rejection, and failure that every writer experiences, to the business side of the process with disciplines that he’s learned over the years to help avoid the many pitfalls and hurdles that Hollywood delivers. See more details below.



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Mark Sanderson (aka @Scriptcat) is a Los Angeles based screenwriter, script consultant, script doctor, author, and sometimes actor blessed to be living his childhood dream of making movies with thirty-three screenplays written in genres ranging from comedy to drama. His work spans from sketch comedy writing and performing as a founding member of The Amazing Onionheads, writing for MTV, to his spec sale, and seventeen screenplay assignments with television premieres and worldwide distribution of his eight emotionally compelling films — the WWII indie feature I’ll Remember April, Lifetime Network’s An Accidental Christmas and Deck the Halls, the stylish indie noir feature Stingers, action-packed dramas USS Poseidon: Phantom Below (aka HereTV’s Tides of War) and SyFy Network’s Sea Snakes (aka Fox’s Silent Venom), LMN’s thriller Mother of All Lies, Lifetime’s highly-rated thriller Mommy’s Little Murderer, and the new film Fatal Mistakes currently in post-production.

Mark’s films have premiered on Lifetime Network, LMN, SyFy, Fox, HereTV, HBO Canada, Christmas 24, NBC/Universal, and have been distributed globally. His films have also been recognized at festivals including a premiere and opening the Palm Springs Int. Film Festival, premieres at the Hawaii Int. Film Festival, St. Louis Int. Film Festival, The Rainbow Festival in Hawaii, Newport Beach Int. Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale Int. Festival, and nominated for the Starboy award at the Oulu Int. Children’s Film Festival in Finland.

Mark’s long association with award winning Hollywood filmmakers dates back to his first produced screenplay and has since worked with Academy Award® winning producers, veteran directors, and has written/consulted on films starring Academy Award®, Emmy®, and Golden Globe® acting nominees. Mark has five projects in development including among others the sci-fi TV series Paranormal X with director Dan Harris and producer Mark Harris (Crash), and the original webseries Tribulations with director Joe Palese. Mark also completed work as a screenplay consultant for the recent feature Bitter Harvest that stars Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp, and Barry Pepper that was released theatrically worldwide in February of 2017.

Mark’s new book, A Screenwriter’s Journey to Success is now available on Amazon, his popular screenwriting blog My Blank Page was chosen by Script Magazine as their “Website of the Week,” and he was named one of the “25 People Screenwriters Should Follow on Twitter” by Screencraft.

Twitter/Periscope: @scriptcat

Website: www.fiveoclockblue.net

Screenwriting blog MY BLANK PAGE: https://scriptcat.wordpress.com/

MY BLANK PAGE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MY-BLANK-PAGE/213497762037083

Youtube Screenwriting Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTN_wvBLFeC3PnwG_6hxHZQ

New book:  “A Screenwriter’s Journey to Success” on Amazon  http://amzn.to/2net1sy 

Join us on the Third Saturday every month at:

CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604

Free Parking — Enter the CBS* lot at the main gate & inform security you are there for the Scriptwriters Network event.

*You must RSVP by the deadline mentioned above in order to be on our RSVP list for Security clearance onto CBS’ lot. If you do not RSVP by the date above, you may not be allowed onto CBS’ lot.

You’ll be asked for your government issued photo ID, and then given directions to the meeting location. You may park in any available space on the lot, unless CBS’ Security directs you to a park at a different area.

As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm

Please remember to bring a picture ID and your SWN Membership Card!

Any questions, email us at info@scriptwritersnetwork.org.

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