Previous Events 2010




Incredible guest speaker roster ~ Wonderful past Speakers include, but are not limited to:
Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Lethal Weapon)
Alex Cary (Lie To Me) 
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Family Guy) 
Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: Voyager)
Brandon Easton (Thundercats, Transformers: Rescue Bots)
Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Battlestar Galactica)
Mark Fergus (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens)
Jason Fuchs (PanIce Age: Continental Drift)
Jordan Gershowitz (Tom and Jerry Show, Gigantosaurus)
Jeff Greenstein (Will & Grace, Desperate Housewives)
Tamara Gregory (Being Mary Jane, Let’s Stay Together)
Dante Harper (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters)
David Hayter (X-Men, Watchmen)
Eric Haywood (Empire)
Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory)
Larry Houston (X-Men: The Animated Series)
Korin D. Huggins (Truth Be Told, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Eureka)
George Clayton Johnson (Logan’s Run, Twilight Zone)
Kurt Johnstad (Act of Valor, 300)
Jorjeana Marie (Mickey and the Roadsters Racers)
Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead)
Matt Nix (Burn Notice)
Dayna Lynne North (InsecureVeronica Mars, Soul Food: The Series)
Rockne S. O’Bannon (Farscape, Defiance, Cult)
Roberto Orci (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Fringe, Sleepy Hollow)
Charley and Vlas Parlapanides (The Immortals)
Davy Perez (Supernatural)
Terry Rossio (Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean)
Micho Rutare (Sharknado)
Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
Steven L. Sears (XENA – Warrior Princess)
Joelle Sellner (DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans)
Keto Shimizu (Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow)
Joe Stillman (Shrek Movies, Planet 51)
Janet Tamaro (Rizzoli & Isles)
Vanessa Taylor (Game of Thrones)
Mark Zaslove (Bob the Builder, Winnie the Pooh)

Many more have spoken at past Scriptwriters Network events!


**Please select a title below. Click on the title to find more information on the event and Speaker(s).


Month of Event Title of Event 
January 2010 Pitching Yourself Powerfully starring Shawn Tolleson

February 2010 Romantic Comedy Panel starring Diane Drake (What Women Want), Simon Kinberg (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Kayla Alpert (Confessions of a Shopaholic), Harry Elfont (Made of Honor)
Do You Have What It Takes To Make It In Hollywood? starring Michele Wallerstein (The Wallerstein Company)

March 2010 Minority Films, Universal Themes starring Ligiah Villalobos (Under the Same Moon), David Wyatt (The Wayans Bros., Cosby), Youssef Delara (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
How to Pitch and Protect Your Material starring Steve Kaire

April 2010 Development Executive Panel starring Julie Richardson (Imaginarium Entertainment Group), Jeff Katz (20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema), Carmella Cardina (chaosfilms, inc), Mitchel Dumlao (Chatrone), David Guy Levy (Periscope Entertainment), Peter Briggs (Hellboy)
Improv for Writers starring David & Jennifer Skelly (Toy Story 2, The Zula Patrol)

May 2010 Disney Fellowship 20th Anniversary Panel starring Aaron Woolfolk (The Harimaya Bridge), Luisa Leschin (Everybody Hates Chris), Marqui Jackson (The Forgotten), Cindy McCreery (Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove), Dailyn Rodrigues (Ugly Betty), Erika Johnson (Ugly Betty), Nelson Soler (Lincoln Heights), Shannon Jimenez (Sharing Sharon), Jason Gavin (Friday Night Lights), Frank Bennett Gonzalez (director of talent development & diversity for the Disney/ABC Television Group)
The Supermentors! starring Marc & Elaine Zicree (the “Table”)

June 2010 Nicholl Fellowship Winners Panel starring Arthur M. Jolly (Under the Same Sky), Kurt Kuenne (Mason Mule), T.J. Lynch (A Plumm Summer), Eric Nazarian (The Blue Hour), Joan Wai (Program Manager of Nicholl Fellowship), Max Adams (Excess Baggage) 
Breakfast with Sharks starring Michael Lent (Hard Scrambled)

July 2010 What’s Hot in Hollywood Now? starring Sheri Bryant (Labou, How To Make Love To A Woman), Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination), Carmella Cardina (chaosfilms, inc.), Sean Decker (
Pitching to the Very Honest Feedback Panel starring Gary Shusett (Sherwood Oaks), Susan Johnston (Big Vision Studios), Jim Jordan (Candid Coverage), Mark Kratter (Emergence Entertainment), Daniel Manus (No Bullscript Consulting), Mark Travis (Going Under)

August 2010 Screenwriting from the Editor’s Point of View starring Academy Award winner Alan Heim (All That Jazz, Network), Academy Award nominee Stephen Rivkin (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ali), Emmy award nominee and American Cinema Editors award winner Tina Hirsch (Gremlins, The West Wing)
Creating Series Ideas for Television starring Emmy award winner Erik Bork (Band of Brothers, From the Earth to the Moon)

September 2010 Writers Panel starring Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (The Thrilling Adventure and Supernatural Suspense Hour), Gregory Poirier (Rosewood)
Characters Who Write Themselves starring Patrick A. Horton, Ph.D. (The Story Coach)

October 2010 Writing for the World of Horror starring Kevin Tenney (Witchboard), Rolfe Kanefsky (Nightmare Man), Anthony C. Ferrante (Headless Horseman), William Dear (Simon Says)
How to Write the Million Dollar Spec starring Victoria Wisdom (Becsey Wisdom Kalajian)

November 2010 Beyond the Stars: Science Fiction and Fantasy Panel starring John Penney (Amphibious 3D, Shadows), Marc & Elaine Zicree (Start Trek: New Voyages/Phase II), Bill Marsilii (Déjà Vu, Lightspeed), Eric Forsberg (Mega Piranha, War of the Worlds 2)
Creating a Graphic Novel Hollywood Will Buy starring Martin Shapiro (Chopper, Night Owl Comics)

December 2010 Screenwriting for Animation starring Dan Wicksman (The Tribe, The Magic Crystal), Craig Miller (Smurfs, Curious George), Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans, Jackie Chan Adventures), Charles Horn (Robot Chicken), Jim Peronto (Kim Possible, Lilo & Stitch: The Series)


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