We're hosting a free screenwriting seminar in partnership with Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office!
The screenplay seminar will take place on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00am â€“ 12:00pm, at StarSpace46 just west of Film Row at 1141 W Sheridan Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City. The seminar is free and open to writers of all ages and experience levels.
Matt Payne will lead the screenplay seminar. Payne worked in Hollywood for fifteen years, starting in production on Foxâ€™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 Writerâ€™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.
In addition to the public portion of the seminar, we're also offering a private group writing session for twelve working screenwriters that same afternoon. Twelve writers will be chosen based on their submitted screenplays to take part in the private writing seminar. The writers selected will be required to read other writersâ€™ screenplays, provide feedback, and participate in an ongoing writing group.