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Starting March 08 2013, 10:00 AM
Ending March 09 2013, 05:00 PM

The Art and Business of Screenwriting Workshop

Presented by AT&T

This workshop, which would normally cost $250 per person, is being offered to WGAE members at no charge thanks to generous underwriting by AT&T. 

The Art and Business of Screenwriting/Writing with JIM JERMANOK is a 2-day workshop geared toward aspiring and working screenwriters, television writers, playwrights and novelists. Jim will cover:

  • determining the type of writing best suited to you
  • creating an original, distinctive and sellable idea
  • avoiding basic literary and commercial pitfalls
  • researching effectively
  • finding the best genre for you
  • using your life as a creative guide
  • building a support network
  • outlining efficiently
  • creating memorable characters
  • writing dialogue that works
  • analyzing elements of a scene
  • rewriting, rewriting, rewriting
  • knowing when your script is ready
  • distinguishing yourself and your work
  • promoting yourself
  • schmoozing successfully
  • networking and a networking system
  • finding and meeting the right agents, managers and producers for you
  • assembling a team
  • strategizing your career
  • making things happen now!

For the past five years, Jim Jermanok has spoken to dozens of audiences worldwide at colleges and universities, film festivals, theaters and arts organizations about the wisdom he has humbly learned about succeeding in the world of entertainment. For the first decade his career, Jim was employed as an ICM (International Creative Management) Agent, where he represented Alan Arkin, John Guare, Helen Hayes, Arthur Miller, Shirley MacLaine, Dudley Moore, Henry Winkler and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, among others. There, he was privy to understanding how writers, actors and directors succeeded in the entertainment industry—that is, what these people have in common in contrast to the majority of creative folks who fail to make a living in their chosen creative field.

  • Due to the popularity of this event, participants are required to remit a refundable $100 deposit upon registration. Your check will be returned to you on the first day of the workshop. Please make checks out to WGAE Foundation and send to WGAE Foundation, 250 Hudson Street, Suite 700, New York, New York 10013.
  • If you have registered for this event but cannot attend, your must cancel your reservation by MARCH 1, 2013, to receive your deposit back.

Event Location

WGAE Office
250 Hudson Street
Suite 700
New York, NY 10013