As part of its ongoing commitment to provide educational opportunities for Oklahoma’s film industry professionals, deadCenter and Metro Tech Downtown Business Campus have partnered to present a screenwriters’ workshop, "Writing a Screenplay for Production."

    When: Saturday, November 19

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Where:  Metro Tech Downtown Business Campus

    100 N. Broadway, Third Floor

    How: Sign up here to attend the public seminar.

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    "Everyone who attends this seminar will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with professional writers who have had their scripts produced as feature films and television shows,” said Lance McDaniel, deadCenter Executive Director. "The goal is to help all of the writers connect to the network of professional screenwriters in Oklahoma and learn how to sell their work or get it produced."

    A pivotal seminar for new and seasoned screenwriters

    This three-hour intensive workshop explores important stages of screenplay development, with an emphasis on enhancing the story elements valued by directors and producers.

    Topics include:

    • Defining meaningful story values
    • Developing concepts into a marketable framework
    • Structuring stories for best impact
    • Establishing dynamic characters
    • Setting scripts apart by elevating concept, plot and theme
    • Exploring screenplay form and structure
    • Collaborating with directors

    “We hope all interested screenwriters will bring their passion for storytelling and join us at the DBC to sharpen their skills and enhance their screenplays,” said Karla Graham, DBC Director. “We are happy to continue our partnership with deadCenter, to serve our community and support Oklahoma’s film industry through training and educational outreach.”

    Presenters include Laron M. Chapman, Adam Hampton, Chris Hoyt, and Jacob Snovel.

    Laron M. Chapman is an actor, screenwriter, director and co-producer from Oklahoma with a BA in Film and Media Studies and a background in journalism and film production. A passionate screenwriter/filmmaker, his work ranges from reality TV featured on the Food Network, FOX and Discovery Channel, to the Oklahoma-filmed, Academy Award-nominated film “August: Osage County” starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and other major Hollywood stars. Chapman made his directorial debut in 2017 with his now multi-award-winning feature film, “You People,” which explores issues of race and identity in a confessional and comedic fashion. He has since co-directed the five-part anthology film “Mono,” and is currently campaigning to raise funds for another sure-hit feature, “Freaky AF.”

    Adam Hampton is an actor, writer, director and a founding member of Outsiders Productions. An East Central University graduate holding degrees in English and Mass Communications, he has written and directed multiple indie films, including “The Unusual (Calling of) Charlie Christmas” and the “Rough Cut” television series, both of which premiered at the deadCenter Film Festival. Known for his role in the 18th annual deadCenter Film Festival highlight feature, “The Jurassic Games,” he is currently writing, narrating and hosting the “Play It Loud” music series for the Firelake Grand Casino Hotel & Resort. This Oklahoma homegrown star is an actor in the upcoming feature, “90 Feet From Home.”

    Chris Hoyt is a screenwriter, musician, set designer and producer based in Oklahoma. Known for his work on “Army of Frankensteins,” “ Gremlin” and “The Jurassic Games,” is a screenwriter and producer on the Lionsgate-affiliated Grindstone Entertainment feature, “The Adventures of Jurassic Pet,” scheduled for release in April 2019. Hoyt is currently a screenwriter and producer for an upcoming production, “The Adventures of Rufus,” and a collaborator on various other productions in Oklahoma as well as out-of-state.

    Jacob Snovel is an actor, screenwriter, educator, and producer with Perm Machine. Recognized for his role in the 17th annual deadCenter Film Festival highlight feature, “Mickey Reece’s Alien,” he frequently collaborates with the award-winning writer/director and continues acting, writing and directing features. Apprenticing under Ron Howard on “The Missing,” while earning his BA in Moving Image Arts, Snovel has since earned his M.Ed. and teaches film production, criticism, and screenwriting at the university level.

    This workshop is provided free of charge to all interested screenwriters.

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