CREATIVE CONFERENCE | Monday, April 4, 2016

7 Stages

What’s the Big Idea?
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Where do ideas come from? How do you know what to do with an idea once you have it, and how do you know if it's good or bad? Get started on that screenplay with help from experienced screenwriters!

Invading Hollywood
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
SCREENWRITING PANEL — How do you break into the industry and find an agent or manager? Find out what to do with your written, polished script.

90-Second Pitch Fest
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
SCREENWRITING PANEL — Show up and pitch your idea in only 90 seconds! At the end of the session, audience and participants alike will vote for the best 3 pitches. The winner receives admission for one to Michael Lucker's Screenwriting School!
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Table Read: Best 10
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
SCREENWRITING PANEL — Professional actors read 10 pages from each of the winning scripts from our screenplay competition. Featured actors: Carrie Anne Hunt, Vice Chair SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Indie Outreach Committee; Yolanda Asher, Chair SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Indie Outreach Committee; Tenaya Cleveland, Founding Member, SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Indie Outreach Committee.

Plaza Theatre Upstairs

Dewitt Insurance Presents: Understanding Production Insurance 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
FINANCE PANEL — When something goes wrong, production insurance is the first line of defense for producers and financiers. DeWitt Stern’s experienced insurance professionals and Greenberg Traurig’s Andy Velcoff explain important production insurance clauses, why tight contracts are essential, and how to navigate a claim. Learn how production insurance goes further when you ask the right questions.

Do I Need An Agent?
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
ACTING PANEL — What does an agent do? What do they look for? How do I find the right agent for me? Answers questions a novice actor would have as they begin their professional career. Casting Directors from The People Store will be there to answer these questions and more!

Unions and Guilds
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
UNION PANEL — Producers work with actors and crew from a number of different unions. Learn which unions and guilds cover which crafts.

Resume Building
3:00 PM-4:00 PM

PRE-PRODUCTION PANEL — Producer and resumé-coach Linda Burns provides tips that ensure your resumé works to get you the job rather than keep you from getting it.