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Please join us February 17, 2018 for
Swiss Army Writer - Diversification Through Screenwriting
with Daniel Wells
The Modern Writer is Evolving.
Writers have to be media machines, query conquerors, and storytelling experts. We have to rub elbows and write hundreds of thousands of words a year. As the demands asked of the average writer grow, so does our frustration with the industry.
But the landscape of television and film is evolving rapidly as well. As business is moving from theaters to streaming services, and the technology surrounding the film industry evolves, the demand for high-concept films and television series is rising, and audiences take their conversation about their favorite films/series to social media.
In this workshop, Swiss Army Writer - Diversification through Screenwriting, we will discuss the business of screenwriting, screenplay format, and the similarities/differences between writing prose and writing for the screen.
In 2015, Daniel returned to Dallas with one goal: to find his tribe by visiting as many writing organizations in Dallas as possible. After visiting and participating in over a dozen groups, Daniel found Dallas Screenwriting Crew, submitted to a short screenplay pitch contest, and won: The Lamp was filmed, and premiered Summer, 2016.
Daniel stepped up as the Creative Director for DSC and Development Executive of Dallas Film Crew in 2016, and has transformed DSC into a non-profit within Dallas Film Alliance. DSC sponsors table reads, pitch rounds, and workshops which explore the world of writing for film.
Daniel is an acting organizer with WORD--Writing Organizations 'Round Dallas--and works to make Dallas a haven for writers and filmmakers.
Lily is Here, Daniel's Feature-length Screenplay, is in development with Carpe Diem Pictures, and is scheduled to beginning filming Summer, 2018.
Hope to see you there!
Come to the meeting prepared to have a good time!
Doors open at 10:00.