As I mentioned previously, I’m going to be one of the panelists at the Austin Film Festival this October 14-17. I now know my schedule, so I can at least pretend to be prepared to talk about the following topics of interest.
(Standard caveat: everything is subject to change.)
10:45AM – 12PM
When your mind and screen go blank. The painful struggle of writer’s block and how to overcome it. An inside look at how professionals stay focused and get the writing juices flowing.
2PM – 3:15PM
On Writing: Action/Adventure
Do you have to follow the formula? Does anyone even buy spec action scripts anymore? Or are they all studio-generated? Writing action-filled, violence-laden, explosion-stuffed films that don’t sacrifice story or characters. At least not their development.
9:45AM – 11AM
Editing Your Script
Congratulations! You’ve finished your screenplay. Now it’s time for the real work: Editing. How to take an objective look at your script and edit your own writing.
If you’re headed to Austin, maybe I’ll see you at one of the panels. And if you do decide to go, remember that they’ll give you a 10% break on the registration fee if you tell them I sent you.