The Business Side of Screenwriting: What Every Writer Should Know

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Event Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015 || Speaker: Steve Kaire  || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

The entertainment business is part entertainment and mostly business. Writers think their only job is to create the material and let someone else take care of the business and legal matters. Of the 8 projects I sold or optioned, I negotiated 7 of those deals myself without representation. At the very least, you should have a clear understanding of how the business works.




**The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar for upcoming events.

This is what this unique class will cover:

Dealmaking – How much money to expect for an idea, treatment or screenplay.

How to Read a Deal Memo

Should You Sign A Release Form?

How Options Work

Rewrite Assignments

How to Protect Your Material

Litigation – What you need to prove if your material is stolen



Steve Kaire

STEVE KAIRE is a Screenwriter/Pitchman who’s sold 8 projects to the major studios without representation. The last project he sold, he’s Co-Producing for Walden Media. A screenwriter for over 30 years, he holds a Masters in Dramatic Writing and has taught writing classes at the American Film Institute. Steve was featured on the Tonight Show’s, “Pitching to America” and was voted a Star Speaker at Screenwriters Expo three years in a row. His top rated CD, “High Concept – How to Create, Pitch & Sell to Hollywood” is a best seller.

His new website is:




Join us on the Fourth Saturday at:

520 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

**There is plenty of street parking.

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

Members, please remember to bring your SWN membership card!

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