Story Expo, September 11-13, 2015

  • How To Sign Up For Classes

    Below please find a complete schedule of courses for Story Expo 2015. 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 11, 2015
      • 11:00 am - 1:00 amRegistration Opens
      • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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           Opening Keynote - Arnold Shapiro  Arnold Shapiro

      • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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           Cinematic Storytelling (Jennifer van Sijll)  Jennifer van Sijll

           Making A Good Script Great (Linda Seger)  Linda Seger

           The 60-Second Pitch (Michael Hauge)  Michael Hauge

           Producing Reality and Docu-Series Shows (DeVolld)   Troy DeVolld

           Novel Writing: Character, Structure & Story (UCLA)   UCLA Extension Writers' Program

           Action Genre: The Art of Excitement (William Martell)  William C. Martell

      • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

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           The Page (Pilar Alessandra)  Pilar Alessandra

           How to Build Plots Like an A-list Screenwriter (Edson)  Eric Edson

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

           Speak Up For Yourself! (Linda Sherbert)  Linda Sherbert

           Film Noir & Mystery Genres (William Martell)  William C. Martell

           Cracking Your Screenwriting Career (Lee Jessup)  Lee Jessup

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

           The 1-Hour TV Drama Beat Sheet (Calvisi)  Daniel P. Calvisi

      • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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           Script CPR! (Pilar Alessandra)  Pilar Alessandra

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

           STAR SPEAKERS: CBS' Criminal Minds Panel   

           Anatomy of a Screenplay (Michael Hauge)  Michael Hauge

           Script Editing (Linda Seger)  Linda Seger

           A Guide To Pitching & Pitching Strategies (Manus)  Danny Manus

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

    • Saturday - September 12, 2015
      • 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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           The Art of Adaptation (Linda Seger)  Linda Seger

           Story in Religion: The Glory of Story (Fr. Steve Porter)  Father Steve Porter

           Formatting As A Writing Tool (Dave Trottier)  Dave Trottier

           Crafting Killer Loglines and Query Letters (Manus)  Danny Manus

           Documentary Filmmaking (Kevin Knoblock)  Kevin Knoblock

      • 9:45 am - 11:15 am

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           The Hidden Tools of Comedy (Steve Kaplan)  Steve Kaplan

           Create Great Villains (Pamela Jaye Smith)  Pamela Jaye Smith

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

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

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

           Double Your Creativity (Dave Trottier)  Dave Trottier

           Transmedia: Story As Experience (Alison Norrington)  Alison Norrington

      • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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

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

           The 5 Keys to Success in Hollywood (Shawn Tolleson)  Shawn Tolleson

           Writing for Comics and Graphic Novels (Andy Schmidt)  Andy Schmidt

           STAR SPEAKER: Radio Legend Mark Thompson  Mark Thompson

           Telling & Selling Your Story (Jen Grisanti)   Jennifer Grisanti

           Hollywood Secrets for Novelists & Screenwriters (Michael Hauge)  Michael Hauge

      • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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           Inside Story (Dara Marks)  Dara Marks

           Writing Dialogue, Writing Subtext (Linda Seger)  Linda Seger

           Writing The Romantic Comedy (Steve Kaplan)  Steve Kaplan

           Killing the Cat... (Peter Russell)  Peter Russell

           STAR SPEAKER: Publishing Icon JUDITH REGAN  Judith Regan

           Representation: When, What, HOW? (Lee Jessup)  Lee Jessup

           Deepening Your Characters: A Screenwriter’s Guide (UCLA)   UCLA Extension Writers' Program,Billy Mernit

      • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

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           Engaging the Feminine Heroic (Dara Marks)  Dara Marks

           Creating Great Characters/Great Stories (Edson)  Eric Edson

           Love Stories & Character Arc (Michael Hauge)  Michael Hauge

           The 90-Day Novel: Unlock The Story Within (Alan Watt)  Alan Watt

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

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

           Understanding Comedy: The Rules (David Misch)  David Misch

      • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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           Create A TV Series On The Internet   

           Thriller-Horror Genre Class (Peter Russell)  Peter Russell

           The Novel Rewrite: The Process of Revision (Watt)  Alan Watt

           Entertainment Franchises: Guardians Of The Galaxy (Andy Schmidt)  Andy Schmidt

           How To Write A Movie In 21 Days (Viki King)  Viki King

      • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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           Story Expo Bash!   

    • Sunday - September 13, 2015
      • 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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           Advanced Screenwriting (Will Akers)  William M.Akers

           How To Outline Your Story (Peter Russell)  Peter Russell

           Comic Heroes: From Pages To Pictures (Andy Schmidt)  Andy Schmidt

           "Explainer Video" Scriptwriting (Traci Shoblom)  Traci Shoblom

           12 Story Tips for TV Writers (Troy DeVolld)   Troy DeVolld

      • 9:45 am - 11:15 am

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           Writing Episodic Dramatic TV (Pam Douglas)  Pam Douglas

           Writing Character Growth (Eric Edson)  Eric Edson

           Organic Storytelling (Christopher Vogler)  Christopher Vogler

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

           Film School Crash Course Pt. 1 (Andrew Stevens)  Andrew Stevens

      • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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           The Future of TV (Pam Douglas)  Pam Douglas

           Master Your Creative Process (Pamela Jaye Smith)  Pamela Jaye Smith

           The Comic Hero's Journey (Steve Kaplan)  Steve Kaplan

           10 Tips To Writing Crime Dramas (Jen Dornbush)  Jennifer Dornbush

           Film School Crash Course Pt. 2 (Andrew Stevens)  Andrew Stevens

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

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

      • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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           Closing Keynote