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Great American Pitchfest 2013


Industry screenwriting veterans will speak at a series of free, all-day seminars at the 10th Annual Great American Pitchfest and Screnwriting Conference, May 31-June 2, at the Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention. Over the three days, aspiring writers have a chance to pitch projects to working professionals in an organized series of master classes and face-to-face sessions.

Screenwriters confirmed to appear June 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. include Ed Neumeier (Robocop, Starship Troopers), Mick Garris  (The Stand, The Shining), Mark Verheiden  (Timecop, Battlestar Galactica), Peter Filardi (Flatliners, The Craft), Adam Rifkin (The Dark Backward, Mouehunt), Pen Densham (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Moll Flanders), Dave Reynolds (Finding Nemo, The Emperor’s New Groove ), Stephen Verona (The Lords of Flatbush), Todd Tucker (Monster Mutt), Dyan Cannon (actor-writer-director, The End of Innocence), Doreen Alexander Child (Author of text about screenwriter Charlie Kaufman).  Specific times for the seminars will be announced.

The brainchild of screenwriters and filmmakers Signe Olynyk and Bob Schultz, The Great American Pitchfest was born out of a perceived need for such an event when other seminars failed to provide proper avenues for writers to present their ideas to cinema and television producers, executives and creative talent.

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