deadCenter Film Institute is hosting a free screenwriting seminar in partnership with Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

When: Saturday, November 19

9:00am – 12:00pm Public Screenwriting Seminar       

12:30pm – 5:30pm Private Screenwriting Intensive

Where:  StarSpace46

1141 W Sheridan Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

How: Sign up here to attend the public seminar.

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If you are interested in being considered for the private screenwriting intensive, please upload a feature length screenplay. A panel of judges will read part of each screenplay and select the 12 working screenwriters to be included in the intensive workshop.

Matt Payne will lead the screenplay seminar and the private intensive workshop. Payne worked in Hollywood for fifteen years, starting in production on Fox’s massive television hit 24, moving into talent management at William Morris Endeavor, working for show runners on the CBS hit Without a Trace, and ultimately writing television episodes for The Defenders, Vegas, and Memphis Beat. Payne currently runs The Point Writer’s Workshop in Oklahoma City and serves as an adjunct professor of writing and film at OCU.

Oklahoma filmmakers Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison will offer a keynote address at the seminar. Twenter and Robison wrote and produced the Sundance smash Rudderless with William H. Macy, The Jogger, The Scent of Rain and Lightning, and the recent Verizon television series, In the Rough

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