Writing The Spec Script That Launches Your Career; What’s Actually Working in the Current Marketplace

Event Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015 || Speaker: Corey Mandell || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

In this class, Corey covers what agents and managers are looking for in today’s marketplace, how to avoid the common mistakes most writers make when trying to break in, effective strategies for writing the spec script that can launch a career, and how to get that script read by the right people.



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


Check-in begins at 12:30 pm.
Event starts at 1:00 pm.

No Refunds. No Credits.


About the Speaker:

Corey Mandell

Corey Mandell

Learn directly from award-winning playwright and screenwriter Corey Mandell who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, Warner Brothers, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Family, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy, Radiant, Kopelson Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures.

In the past two years, Corey Mandell has had 46 students and clients sell or option scripts with dozens more landing writing assignments. An extremely well executed spec script is required to break into the business, yet too many writers waste valuable time and energies writing a script with little to no chance at success.

Corey is also a distinguished instructor at UCLA, where he earned his MFA. His students have gone on to sell or option scripts to Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Disney, Fox, Fox 2000, MGM, Universal, Showtime, FX, USA Network, AMC, MTV and HBO. Others have been staffed on such shows as COMMUNITY, JUSTIFIED, BONES,THE MENTALIST, THE FOSTERS, YOUNG AND HUNGRY, PLAYING HOUSE and TREME.

For more information on Corey Mandell, please visit his website at http://coreymandell.net. You can also find him on Facebook.

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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.

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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


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