Story Expo, September 5-7, 2014

  • How To Sign Up For Classes

    Below please find a complete schedule of courses for Story Expo 2014. To sign-up for the classes you’d like to take, please register for Story Expo by clicking the register button above. After you’ve registered, your Story Expo account will be created and you can log in to view, change, add and delete classes any time at any time. We recommend picking the classes you’d like sooner than later, as some of the classes have limited availability.

    To Add a Course to your Schedule: Click the + icon next to the class you’d like. A check mark will appear next to the class name confirming you’ve added yourself to the course.

    To Delete a Course: Click theicon next to the class you’ve chose. The check mark next to the class title will disappear, indicating you’ve removed yourself from the course.

    All of your changes will be stored in your Story Expo account which you can view online (or print) any time.

    Please Note: You can only register for one class in each time period. We do this to prevent people from double-booking class sessions.

    • Friday - September 5, 2014
      • 10:00 am - 12:30 pmRegistration
      • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmOpening Keynote
      • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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           Pitching Your Fantasy and Mythic Stories (Smith/Yoneda)  Pamela Jaye Smith,Kathie Fong Yoneda

           5 Secrets To A Killer Pitch (Carole Kirschner)  Carole Kirschner

           Story in Business: Marketing Your Small Business  Peter Brooks

           Write Your Life: Autobiographical Storytelling (M.Travis)  Mark W. Travis

           Making A Good Script Great (Linda Seger)  Linda Seger

           Breaking Your Story (William C. Martell)  William C. Martell

           Beginning Transmedia - What's The Fuss? (Norrington)  Alison Norrington

           5 Steps To A Power Premise Line (Ellen Sandler)  Ellen Sandler

           Storytelling in Gaming (Riot Games)  Riot Games,Tom Abernathy (Riot Games)

      • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

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           14 Character Types In All Screen Stories (Eric Edson)  Eric Edson

           The PR World: Marketing Yourself (Kim Dower)  Kim Dower

           Myth, Magic & Metaphysics (Pamela Jaye Smith)  Pamela Jaye Smith

           Insider's Guide/Screenwriting Career (Lee Jessup)  Lee Jessup

           The Director and The Script (Mark W. Travis)  Mark W. Travis

           Loglines and Elevator Pitches (Kathie Fong Yoneda)  Kathie Fong Yoneda

      • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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           Mastering Suspense (William C. Martell)  William C. Martell

           Directing With The Camera (Mark W. Travis)  Mark W. Travis

           Star Speakers: LARRY KARASZEWSKI & SCOTT ALEXANDER   

           The TV Pilot: Your “Must Have” Calling Card (UCLA)   UCLA Extension Writers' Program,Richard Manning

           NYFA Pitch Workshop  Adam Moore,Adam Finer (NYFA)

           The Business of Becoming An Actor (Stewart)  Bob Stewart

      • 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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           Syd Field: The Seminar (Film)   

    • Saturday - September 6, 2014
      • 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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           Transmedia: Creating Epic Storyworlds (Norrington)  Alison Norrington

           Master Class: Story & Pitching (Seger/Yoneda) - Part 1  Linda Seger,Kathie Fong Yoneda

           Story Mapping The Blockbuster Screenplay (Calvisi)  Daniel P. Calvisi

           How To Write A TV Pilot That Sells (Jen Grisanti)   Jennifer Grisanti

           Crime Scene 101: True-Life Forensics for Crime, Detective & Thriller Writers (Prof. Armstrong)  Professor Ron Armstrong

           Your Screenplay Sucks! (William Akers)  William M.Akers

           How To Write & Produce Your Own Reality Show (DeVolld)   Troy DeVolld

      • 9:00 am - 6:30 pmPitching Room - Day 1
      • 9:45 am - 11:15 am

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           The Art of Visual Storytelling (Carl Potts)  Carl Potts (Marvel Comics)

           Master Class: Story & Pitching (Seger/Yoneda) - Part 2  Linda Seger,Kathie Fong Yoneda

           Novel Writing: Before You Begin The Novel (L. Doctor)  Lisa Lieberman Doctor

           Transmedia: Story As Experience (Norrington)  Alison Norrington

           Alpha Babes: The Female Hero (Pamela Jaye Smith)  Pamela Jaye Smith

           Anatomy of a TV Show (Ellen Sandler)  Ellen Sandler

           No Acting Please (Eric Morris)   Eric Morris

           Hollywood Story Secrets (Michael Hauge)  Michael Hauge

      • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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           How to Produce a Low Budget Film (Julia Verdin)  Julia Verdin

           The Art of Networking (Kathie Fong Yoneda)  Kathie Fong Yoneda

           Novel Writing: How To Hook Your Reader (Leslie Lehr)  Leslie Lehr

           Star Speaker: PETER MEHLMAN  Peter Mehlman

           TV Staffing & Development Season (Jen Grisanti)   Jennifer Grisanti

           Emotional Connection in Your Screenplay (UCLA)   UCLA Extension Writers' Program,Billy Mernit

           10 Story Tips Every Writer Must Know (John Truby)   John Truby

      • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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           The Hidden Tools of Comedy (Steve Kaplan)  Steve Kaplan

           Film Distribution: Show Me The Money (J. Courshon)  Jerome Courshon

           Agents & Managers: Everything You Need To Know (Lee Jessup)  Lee Jessup

           Gravity: Anatomy of a Screenplay (Michael Hauge)  Michael Hauge

           Finding & Developing Entertainment IP (Carl Potts)  Carl Potts (Marvel Comics)

           "Found & Contained" Films (William C. Martell)  William C. Martell

           Story for Novelists (Truby & Lehr)   John Truby,Leslie Lehr

           Directing The Actor (Jeremiah Comey)  Jeremiah Comey

      • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

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           Entertainment Law Crash Course (Zack Levine)  Zack Levine, Esq.

           10 Plot Forms In All Great Movies (Eric Edson)  Eric Edson

           NYFA Story Worlds: Intro to Franchise Creation (Pt. 1)  Adam Moore,Adam Finer (NYFA)

           Marketing Your TV Writing Career (Carole Kirschner)  Carole Kirschner

           High Concept Hollywood (William C. Martell)  William C. Martell

           Star Speaker: LEE ARONSOHN  Lee Aronsohn

           Writing For Animation: Crash Course (Miller)  Craig Miller

           Beating Writer's Block (Will Akers)  William M.Akers

      • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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           Writing The Romantic Comedy (Steve Kaplan)  Steve Kaplan

           Star Speaker: JOE ESZTERHAS  Joe Eszterhas

           NYFA Story Worlds: Comic Books & Manga (Pt. 2)  Adam Moore,Adam Finer (NYFA)

      • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmStory Expo Story Bash!
    • Sunday - September 7, 2014
      • 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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           The Wind-Up...And The Pitch! (Chad Gervich)  Chad Gervich

           Documentary Filmmaking (Kevin Knoblock)  Kevin Knoblock

           Building Great Stories-Hero Goal Sequences (Edson)  Eric Edson

           Entertainment Law Crash Course (Zack Levine)  Zack Levine, Esq.

           Themes (Linda Seger & Pamela Jaye Smith)  Linda Seger,Pamela Jaye Smith

           Mini-Movie Method: Break Through 3-Act Structure (Chris Soth)  Chris Soth

      • 9:00 am - 1:30 pmPitching Room - Day 2
      • 9:45 am - 11:15 am

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           The Hero's Journey (Christopher Vogler)  Christopher Vogler

           Novel Writing: Deepening The Characters We Create (Lisa Lieberman Doctor)  Lisa Lieberman Doctor

           NYFA Story Worlds: Game Writing (Pt. 3)  Adam Moore,Adam Finer (NYFA)

           Pitch-Catch-Pitch (Chris Soth)  Chris Soth

           Acting: Making The Move To Hollywood (Stewart)  Bob Stewart

           Networking 101: Meeting Power Plays & Cultivating Relationships (Chad Gervich)  Chad Gervich

      • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

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           Make Your Memoir Mythic (Pamela Jaye Smith)  Pamela Jaye Smith

           Key Techniques Of The Top 12 Genres (John Truby)   John Truby

           NYFA Story Worlds: Web Series (Pt. 4)  Adam Moore,Adam Finer (NYFA)

           How To Be Unstoppable (Shawn Tolleson)  Shawn Tolleson

           Novel Writing: How To Write A Query Letter (L. Lehr)  Leslie Lehr

      • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pmClosing Keynote