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FilmBreak is hosting theatrical screenings in Los Angeles to celebrate the digital release or two of their films. On August 15 at the LA Film School, there will be a screening of feature film I Think It’s Raining, followed by a Q&A with director Joshua Moore, producer Brooke Dooley, and one of the stars of the film, Andy Dulman. On August 20, at the Raleigh Studios, there will be a screening of documentary Cow Power: The Film, followed by a Q&A with director Allison Gillette. Each event will have an after party.
Write On members Sal and Nina Litvak, veteran independent filmmakers working professionally in Hollywood since 1999, have recently expanded their consulting business. Learn more about their services.
Lee Gale Gruen will be giving an author talk/book signing at the Santa Monica Library, 6th and Santa Monica Blvd, on August 14, at 7pm. She will be talking about her recently published memoir: Adventures with Dad: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Through a Senior Acting Class, as well as about reinventing herself in her senior years.
Faye Rapoport DesPres’ debut book, a memoir-in-essays titled Message from a Blue Jay, will be published in Spring 2014 by Buddhapuss Ink. Faye will be creating a Facebook page soon for her book, but in the meantime, you can follow her on Twitter at @MassWriter.
August 14: 140la Mixer at The Wilshire in Santa Monica from 6 – 9pm. RSVP here. #140la13
August 21: Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout for Writers & Other Creatives at Capital One 360 – Los Angeles Café, 11175 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, from 1 to 3pm. Like the cafe on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. RSVP on Facebook.
August 20: Social Media Club LA Summer Mixer in Culver City.
August 30: Deadline to submit speaking proposals for “140la Mini-Conference: The Rise of Listening in the Era of Social Media,” which will be held on September 23, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, at Cross Campus in Santa Monica.
September 6 – 8: Story Expo in Los Angeles. Stop by the Michael Wiese Productions booth and meet authors Jen Grisanti (Storyline/Change your Story, Change Your Life), Eric Edson (Story Solution), Pamela Jaye Smith (Inner Drives, Power of the Dark Side, Symbols*Images*Codes) , Steve Kaplan (Hidden Tools of Comedy) , Mark Travis (Directing Feature Films, Film Director’s Bag of Tricks), Lee Jessup (Getting it Write), Christopher Vogler (Writer’s Journey) , Troy DeVolld (Reality TV), Michael Hauge (Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds) , and Pilar Alessandra (Coffee Break Screenwriter), and have them sign your books. Also, see a LIVE DEMO of Master Shots Ebooks with HD Video and Audio.
September 23: 140la Mini-Conference: The Rise of Listening in the Era of Social Media at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. Event link coming soon.
Sundays: Scriptchat, a twitter chat for new and seasoned screenwriters, has two chats each Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman.
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