Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Writing Your Life as Memoir, Feature Film, or Television"

An intriguing class co-taught by Khris Baxter, who is a great speaker/teacher:

Writing Your Life as Memoir, Feature Film, or Television

Is your life the stuff of books or movies or a great TV series? Are you looking to make the jump into memoir writing? Once your manuscript gets printed and your book hits the shelves, then what? How do you solicit interest and excitement from Hollywood? Can you actually make the jump into feature film or television writing?

Learn how to turn your story into a book, scripted show, or feature film. Screenwriter Khris Baxter and author Edward Ugel offer a one day workshop that brings you into the world of book publishing, studio pitches, and network TV. Whether you're a beginning creative writer or an advanced professional, this workshop will provide you with the tools and strategies to bring your life's story to readers and viewers all over the world.

Edward Ugel is the author of two critically acclaimed memoirs – Money for Nothing ('07) and I’m with Fatty ('10). Money for Nothing was optioned to Warner Brothers by producers Mike DeLuca and Tobey Maguire. The screenplay was written by Peter Steinfeld. Ed and Peter are co-writing the screenplay for I'm with Fatty. Ed is represented by Creative Artists Agency and The Waxman Literary Agency.

Khris Baxter is a screenwriter, producer and story consultant and the founder of Story Lab Partners. His body of work includes numerous optioned screenplays and one produced film. Khris teaches screenwriting at the low residency MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University in Charlotte, NC, and at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. He also conducts private screenwriting workshops throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Khris is a member of the Virginia Film Office and a judge for the annual Virginia Screenwriting Competition.

Fee: $150

Workshop will be held in Georgetown at Hickok Cole Architects
1023 31st ST NW, Washington, DC (between M & K)
Saturday, 6/4/2011 from 10am – 4pm



DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.