Through Sunday, June 27: Film Independent’s 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival is in full swing in downtown Los Angeles. Screenings, chats, special events, and more. Watch Monday’s Write On Video with David Branin and Karen Worden of Film Courage and read Tuesday’s Q&A with screenwriter/director Joe Maggio and producer Peter Phok of Bitter Feast. Go to for the complete schedule.

Saturday and Sunday, June 26 – 27: The Great American PitchFest 7. Plus, StoryLink All-Stars at The Great American PitchFest (FREE classes for StoryLink Members on Saturday, June 26) in Burbank. Read the June StoryLink eZine for Expert Advice on Pitching Successfully from authors Kathie Fong Yoneda, Pamela Jaye Smith, and Michele Wallerstein. Don’t forget,  GAPF Screenwriter Karaoke starts at 6 pm on June 26!

Monday, June 28: Film Courage – The Radio Show hosts its monthly Film Courage Interactive from 7 pm to 11 pm at The Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles. The night will feature the premiere of writer/director Archie GipsChloe & Keith’s Wedding. Directors Q & A and filmmaker-discussion (“support group”) caps off the event. For more info, please visit or

Tuesday, June 29: LA Mediabistro Cocktail Party, hosted by Debra Eckerling and Michelle Thatcher, at The Room SM, in Santa Monica, from 7 pm – 9 pm. Details and RSVP here.

Starting Tuesday, June 29: Full-time freelancer/author Jen Jones will be teaching a six-week online class “Mission Possible: Breaking into Freelance Writing.” Sign up or more info go to:

Wednesday, June 30: Law of Attraction + Plan of Action = Success! The Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson on Blog Talk Radio is live next Wednesday, from 11 am – 11:30 am. Listen. Call in. Learn. Here’s the link! Missed last week’s show, listen here.

Wednesday, June 30: The deadline for the Write On! June Challenge: Query Contest – “Screenplays & Teleplays.” The winner in each category will have their query letter read by Los Angeles literary agent David Boxerbaum of APA and receive a copy of Blake Snyder’s SAVE THE CAT! The Last Story Structure Software You’ll Ever Need. Screenwriter Tracey Jackson (Lucky Ducks) will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the Screenplay finalists. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (co-founder of Scriptchat) will choose the winners in the Teleplay category. Email your one-page query to For submission guidelines and prize info, go here.



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