Friday, February 17, 2023 – The Bay Room at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco was packed for the all-day Writing for Hollywood Summit at the annual San Francisco Writers Conference.
I was there on scholarship thanks to the Napa Valley branch of the California Writers Club.
The audience was a mix of creatives. Some hadn’t written a screenplay yet. Some had and were trying to sell it. Some wanted to adapt their books to the big screen (that’s me). We were all a bit jealous of the gentleman who announced he just sold his medical mystery screenplay to ITV (International Television) in Britain.
The panel of professionals covered:
– What Hollywood Wants (Answer: At the moment, horror and murder mysteries.)
– Intellectual Property
– How Books Make It (Adapt) to the Big Screen
– Fade In: Screenplay Formatting
– Bam! Pow! What Makes a Dynamic Script
– BE PERSISTENT