• Eric Lau

      Eric Lau 

      ERIC LAU is an alumnus of NYU's prestigious Graduate Film Program. He has worked in the film industry for 34 years. His films,Nightwatchman and Ragged Edge, won the Best Narrative Film Award in the 1981 and 1984 Hong Kong Independent Film Festivals as well as Best Production, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography Awards in the 1984 First Run Film Festival. ...

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    • Star Speaker: Artie Lange

      Star Speaker: Artie Lange 

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    • Patricia Meyer

      Patricia Meyer 

      With her passion for true crime stories, Patricia K. Meyer has written screenplays for Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions, at Touchstone/Disney, New Line, Fox, and Paramount. Meyer wrote miniseries and movies-of-the-week for CBS and NBC. She also developed and executive produced six network movies with Von Zerneck/Sertner Films for CBS, NBC, and ABC.  Meyer's first production, the ABC miniseries THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE starred Oprah Winfrey and received an Emmy®nomination and an Image Awards for Outstanding Min...

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    • Dov Simens

      Dov Simens 

      Dov Simens is the founder of Hollywood Film Institute in Hollywood, California. He has been voted “America’s #1 Film Instructor” by the National Association of Film Schools and is the bestselling author of “From Reel to Deal: Everything You Need to Create a Successful Independent Film." Dov has taught tens of thousands of aspiring filmmakers around the globe, he has been credited to have helped launch the filmmaking careers of graduates such as Quentin Tarantino, Baz Luhrman, Ch...

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    • Troy DeVolld

      Troy DeVolld 

      Troy DeVolld is an Emmy-nominated writer/producer in the unscripted and reality television genre, and is widely recognized as one of the world’s top speakers on the genre. DeVolld began his career working on MTV’s Fear and The Osbournes and has gone on to write and/or produce for major reality hits Dancing With the Stars (ABC), Flipping Out (Bravo), Fight of the Living Dead (YouTube), The Bachelor (ABC), ...

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    • Timothy Michael Cooper

      Timothy Michael Cooper 

      Timothy Michael Cooper is a filmmaker, playwright, and comedy writer based in Brooklyn, New York. He wrote and directed the short comedy Lemon, starring Jennifer Westfeldt and Noah Bean, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.  He was nominated for the first-ever Writers Guild Award for Digital Media for writing and directing the digital sitcom Concierge: The Series (...

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    • Ela Thier

      Ela Thier 

      Ela Thier is a critically acclaimed writer, director and actor who produces her own works. Her critically acclaimed Tomorrow Ever After, a science-fiction dramedy, was released this year winning major awards, and her award-winning feature, Foreign Letters, was released by Film Movement in 2012. Thier directed over a dozen short films winning numerous Best Short awards. Her short, A Summer Rain, screened at hundreds of venues and became a YouTube sensation. Thier worked as a writer-for-hire on Puncture, starring Chris Evans, premiering ...

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    • Rob Kall

      Rob Kall 

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    • Lisa Bellamy

      Lisa Bellamy 

      Lisa Bellamy is author of the chapbook Nectar, which won Encircle Publications/The Aurorean’s 2011 chapbook contest. Her poems and prose have appeared in Triquarterly, The Sun, Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, Hotel Amerika, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Chautauqua, The Southampton Review, Calyx, Cimarron Review, Fugue, Tiferet, PANK, Harpur Palate and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among other publications. In 2008, she won the Fugue Poetry Prize and received honorable mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2007. She is a graduate of Pr...

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    • Loren-Paul Caplin

      Loren-Paul Caplin 

      Loren-Paul Caplin has written scripts for many of the major studios (Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros.), Hollywood producers and Independent producers, including Laura Ziskin, Joe Roth, Robert Harris, Ben Barenholtz, and Ira Deutchman. His feature film, The Lucky Ones, that he wrote/directed, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2003 (and distributed on DVD 2005) and his short film, The History of the World in 8 Minutes, premiered at the New Directors/New Films Festival. On TV, his Battle ...

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    • Mick Casale

      Mick Casale 

      Mick Casale is an award-winning playwright, teacher and internationally known script doctor. Mr. Casale has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota and was a Bush Fellow at the Guthrie Theatre where his play Cold was produced, directed by Emily Mann, and published by Grove Press.  His play Elm Circle won the CBS/Dramatists Guild Best American Play Award and was produced at Playwrights Horizon in New York City. ...

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    • Natasa Lekic

      Natasa Lekic 

      Natasa Lekic is the Founder and CEO of NY Book Editors, an editorial service that connects authors to veteran industry editors. NYBE has a team of 35 editors across all genres and has worked with over 700 authors on their manuscripts. Prior to starting NYBE, Natasa focused on literary non-fiction at Atlas & Co.  

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    • Meaghan Wagner

      Meaghan Wagner 

      Meaghan Wagner is a former editor from Penguin Random House at G.P. Putnam’s Sons. She specializes in mysteries and thrillers, and has worked with some of the biggest names at Putnam, including New York Times bestselling authors Robin Cook and Ridley Pearson. Meaghan also contributed to early works by Beatriz Williams and Ingrid Thoft.

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    • Emily Murdock Baker

      Emily Murdock Baker 

      Emily Murdock Baker was an editor at Penguin Books and Viking, where she edited a broad range of fiction and nonfiction. Her notable fiction titles include Alex Marwood’s Edgar and Macavity Award-winning psychological thrillers The Wicked Girls, ...

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    • Patrick Price

      Patrick Price 

      Patrick Price knows how to steer big ideas into even bigger books. With ten years’ experience at Simon & Schuster, the former senior editor acquired and edited such #1 New York Times’ bestselling titles as He’s Just Not That Into You...

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    • Nathan Bransford

      Nathan Bransford 

      Nathan Bransford is the author of the bestselling writing guide How to Write a Novel and the middle grade novels Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow, Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe, and Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time W...

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    • Gabriela Pereira

      Gabriela Pereira 

      Gabriela Pereira is an author, speaker, and self-proclaimed word nerd who wants to challenge the status quo of higher education. Her mission is to empower writers to apply an entrepreneurial mindset to their professional growth. Gabriela earned her MFA from The New School, in New York. While undercover as a graduate student, she learned the inside scoop on MFA programs, invented a slew of writing tools all her own, and develop...

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    • Cyndi Freeman from the Story Studio

      Cyndi Freeman from the Story Studio 

      Cyndi Freeman is a New York based storytelling expert and instructor and comes to the Story Expo via The Story Studio, an organization that teaches people how to share messages effectively through the practice of storytelling. She has presented storytelling workshops with a range of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and nonprofit groups around the world. Ms. Freeman has 9 years of experience as an instructor, and her past clients incl...

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    • Jane Cleland

      Jane Cleland 

      Jane K. Cleland writes the multiple award-winning and IMBA bestselling Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series, which includes eleven novels published by St. Martin’s Minotaur, and two short stories and a novella published by Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. The twelfth novel in the series, Antique Blues, will be out in April 2018. The short story...

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    • Jessica L. Folk

      Jessica L. Folk 

      Jessica is an Assistant Professor of Scriptwriting at Western Kentucky University. She earned her M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Chapman University. She has performed and subsequently published two spoken word poems, "I See You" and "Once is Enough", as well as a short nonfiction piece, "Sing Us a Song", with Ghost City Press in 2016. She wrote a short film titled "Five", which was featured in the African American Short Film Series in 2015-16. She wrote and produced a music video for the song "Home Forever" on behalf of Beautiful Mess Productions. H...

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    • Anthony Bova

      Anthony Bova 

      Anthony Bova's clients high profile clients come from Broadway to Wall Street, and from New York to Hollywood, as he runs two divisions of his educational practice, the Bova Actors Workshop and Authenticity NY. As the artistic director of the Bova Actors Workshop and the Ionica Theater in New York, he has over three decades of study in the Eric Morris System under Morris himself, and over 20 years teaching the System.  Prior to founding the Bova Actors Workshop, he was on staff at ...

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    • Eric Rayman, Esq.

      Eric Rayman, Esq. 

      Mr. Rayman is a partner at Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman LLP, where his practice focuses on media and publishing, employment and copyright. Mr. Rayman joined the firm in 2008 after serving as an in-house attorney at three major-media companies, followed by several executive roles at three media businesses, one of which he co-founded: Mr. Rayman was General Counsel to The New Yorker magazine from 1997 to 2000; Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Simon & Schust...

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    • Jennifer Wilkov

      Jennifer Wilkov 

      Jennifer S. Wilkov (Moderator) is a #1 international best-selling award winning author, an award-winning freelance writer, and a respected book, entertainment & business consultant in her business called “Your Book Is Your Hook!” She supports book writers, screenwriters and playwrights by teaching the essentials to writing a bestseller: a great project, a strong platform and a well polished pitch, presentation and hook for their book or project. She teaches at the Writers Guild of America East, NYWIFT, School of Visual Arts in...

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    • Brad Holcman

      Brad Holcman 

      Brad Holcman joined A&E in 2012 as Senior Director. Holcman oversees the development and production of A&E’s series including the critically acclaimed “Intervention,” “Panic 9-1-1” and, most recently, “Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne.” Holcman came to A&E from fox21 where he served as Director of Creative Affairs, and was responsible for overseeing the development of all reality and alternative programming including “Countdown,” “Beauty and the Geek,” “Saved,” “Untitled Jamie Kennedy Project” and “Game Show in My Head,” ...

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    • Peter Russell

      Peter Russell 

      Peter Russell is a screenwriter who has sold two television pilots in 2017 - a crime procedural and a biographical mini-series. He is also a long-time story doctor in Hollywood whose clients include Imagine, HBO, Participant, Viacom, CBS Television and many more. Peter is in high demand for his legendary seminars and master classes on film and TV story. Here is an example of his speaking. He ghostwrites for both new and established film and television writers and producers....

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