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May 1, 2015 /
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DePaul's Page One screenwriters conference takes place May 2 at the Loop Campus Daley Building, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.CHICAGO — Before a single frame of an Oscar-winning movie, action blockbuster or TV smash hit is ever filmed, each begins as a lonely thought on a written page.
If your dream is to write the next Hollywood box office hit, take advantage of the free screenwriters conference May 2 at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts. The Page One: Entertainment Writers Conference features 15 celebrated writers, producers and agents, including:
“The Page One conference continues to grow each year as more filmmaking professionals are eager to share their success stories with our students and aspiring writers,” said Kristyn Jo Benedyk, chair of the screenwriting program in DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media. She launched the conference to bring professional screenwriters from different backgrounds to share their experience, perspective and advice.
The daylong conference runs from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at DePaul’s Loop Campus at the Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley building at 14 E. Jackson Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Writing for Both Film and Television
11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Breaking into the Business
The People Who Buy and Greenlight Your Scripts
Hollywood Screenwriting Icons
Inside the Writer's Room
A Student Success Story
A Conversation with an Oscar Winner
For more information about DePaul’s Page One Entertainment Writers Conference, visit their Facebook page at http://bit.ly/pageonefb.
Maria Toscanomtoscan2@depaul.edu(312) 362-7740