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Saturday, December 2 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Screenplay Roundtable: From Script to Screen LIMITED

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You’ve written a script, now what? Join this discussion of the process of getting your script to the screen by winning screenwriters, visiting producers and directors for a lively boost to your craft.

AIFF Screenwriter competition finalists and industry professionals provide their knowledge on what makes a good script, how to refine your pitch, and what to do with a finished script. 
How do you sell a project? How do you know if you're doing it "right"? And after you've finished the script...now what? 

Bring your ideas and questions, this event is open to writers from beginners to professionals! 

Panelists include AIFF award-winning screenwriter Jason Mott, script doctor Jay Burns, actor and industry professional Ron Holstrom. Moderated by award-winning screenwriter and writing professor Doug Bourne.  Free.

A bit about the panelists:

Jay Burns: 
Jay is an actor, writer, and script doctor.  Before becoming a freelance story consultant, he worked in Development for Platinum Studios, developing hundreds of titles, including work on Cowboys & Aliens and MIB III.  He has taught and taken pitches at the Great American Pitch Fest and the Willamette Writer's Conference.  He now fixes screenplays for studios, agencies, producers, and writers.  Jay's writing clients have gone on to become finalists in the Nicoll Fellowship screenwriting competition, and many others.  He is working on a screenwriting book focused on helping writers find their theme and structure.  Jay is active in Anchorage theatre, and acts regularly for Cyrano's Theatre Company (where he also serves on the board) and Perseverance.  He holds an MFA in Acting from Michigan State.

Ron Holmstrom:
Before relocating to Alaska, Ron worked for many years in the theatre, film and televisionindustries in Hollywood. He is the Alaska representative of the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local Board and serves on the Stunt and Safety Committee. Ron was last seen in feature films ‘The FrozenGround,’ and ‘Sugar Mountain.’ He currently reports on entertainment news for FOX-4 and ABC-13. Ron has never been convicted of a felony.

Douglass Bourne:
Douglass is a multi-genre writer. His has published essays and poetry in creative writing magazines, written articles for trade publications, produced a food and culture radio program, and written a few award winning screenplays. He has served as editor and judge for national and regional magazines and contests. Currently, he serves as Screenwriting Program Coordinator for the Anchorage International Film Festival.

Jason Mott:
Jason Mott is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Returned and The Wonder of All Things. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry from UNC Wilmington. He lives in southeastern North Carolina. He is the 2017 Winner of the AIFF Screenplay Competition. 


Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm AKST
Port View Room 333 W 4th Ave # 207, Anchorage, AK 99501