SANDRA LORD, THE LOS ANGELES FILM & TV MEETUP (LAFTV) 
 & 
WOMEN HELPING WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK

Invite You To:

A LOW-COST  2 ฝ HOUR SEMINAR FOR
SCREENWRITERS, AUTHORS & FILMMAKERS OF ALL LEVELS

"THE FIRST 10 PAGES"
-- GETTING THEM RIGHT! --
~ Crucial Tips For Capturing Your Reader From Page One ~
 


~ A
Monthly Writers Intensive Seminar & Networking Event ~


THIS MONTH'S INSTRUCTOR
Serita Stevens
Optioned & Produced, award-winning writer of over 39 books, scripts and adaptations 
& teacher of various genres of writing

READ SERITA'S FULL BIO, DETAILED CLASS DESCRIPTION, RSVP GUIDELINES  ATTENDEE COMMENTS BELOW!!

DATESUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016

 

LOCATION: 

THE SCREENING ROOM IN SUITE M101
@ 5757 WILSHIRE BLVD. , LOS ANGELES, CA 90036 (Between Curson & Masselin).
 

TIME: 2:00PM - 4:30PM (check-in at 1:30pm)

(networking before & after)

PARKING: FREE & METERED STREET PARKING. NOTE CONSTRUCTION ON WILSHIRE.
Parking on side streets and in the immediate vicinity, a block or two away.
PAID PARKING IN PARKING STRUCTURE ON CURSON.

 

SEMINAR COST: ** $5 DISCOUNT OFF THE $30 PREPAID PRICE FOR THIS LIST:
i.e. You Prepay $25


SIGN UP & PREPAY HERE 
http://goo.gl/forms/pkLeoj3xH3yhUYug2


 IMPORTANT INFO RE CONFIRMATIONS:

 WE DO NOT SEND CONFIRMATION EMAILS NOR ISSUE TICKETS.
 YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT IS YOUR CONFIRMATION.


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The First Ten Pages are the most crucial for the sale of any story or script… Readers judge your material from page one. It must be dynamite! Learn how to engage your reader and keep them turning the pages!

 
YOU WILL LEARN:

•  ESTABLISHMENT OF YOUR THEME.

•  HOW TO SET UP YOUR WORLD.

•  WRITING CLIFFHANGERS AT THE END OF EACH PAGE.

•  THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A PROLOGUE AND A TEASER…AND IF YOU NEED ONE.

•  HOW TO CREATE CHARACTERS STARS WILL WANT TO PLAY.

•  GOAL SETTING AND INCREASING THE STAKES FOR YOUR CHARACTER.

•  CREATING OBSTACLES AND DEVELOPING ANTAGONISTS.

•  INTRODUCTION OF SECONDARY CHARACTERS.

•  GIVING YOUR CHARACTERS UNIQUE VOICES.

•  HOW TO HANDLE DESCRIPTION.

•  PROPER USE OF FLASHBACKS AND BACKSTORIES.

•  RULES REGARDING NARRATION.

•  CLICHศS TO AVOID.

  • PLUS Q&A

BY THE END OF THE CLASS YOU WILL KNOW: 

•  How to introduce characters

•  How to set up your world

•  How to set up problems and stakes for your characters

•  How to keep the reader engaged

•  Shortcuts for narration

•  Shortcuts for dialog

•  How to graduate goals, forecast the future

•  ...AND MORE!

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • Something to take extensive notes (hand-outs will also be given) 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: SERITA STEVENS

Serita Stevens, is an award-winning writer of over 39 books, scripts, and adaptations, as well as a teacher of various genres of writing. She has lectured at major conferences, various institutions such as USC and UCLA, and travels internationally to speak on writing.  Several of her scripts have been produced and many more optioned by Hallmark, Lifetime, Fox, Discovery among others. Additionally, she has been published by Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Random House, Fawcett, Bantam Books, Dell, Intrigue Press, Writer's Digest, St. Martin's Press, Harlequin, Scene of the Crime Press, Law Technology, and numerous other publishing houses. 

Her latest book, "The Ultimate Writers Workbook for Books And Scripts" is published by Motivational Press and is a hit on the lecture circuit. Trained as a forensic nurse, with a BSN from Univ. of Illinois, one of her popular books is The Book of Poisons. She often consults with writers to make sure their medical and investigative stories are correct.  

Serita earned a Masters with honors in the communications and writing program from Antioch University, London (England), where she did extensive research at the British Museum Library enjoying original manuscripts from Richard, the Lionhearted and William, the Conqueror. 

Currently, she has been commissioned by several producers to do true crime, historicals, psychological thrillers and family films. Serita enjoys helping new writers reach their goals and mentors many students.
 

 
THIS IS A PREPAID EVENT

(Note: Your statement will show this transaction as a payment to: Women Helping Women Network) 

DISCOUNT for Members of THIS email list -- Pay: $25

LAFTV & Women Helping Women in Entertainment Network Members: $20

NON-Members: $30

ALL WALK-INS: $35 
(CASH only and subject to seat availability)


SIGN UP & PREPAY HERE
 

http://goo.gl/forms/pkLeoj3xH3yhUYug2

(click on the link above or copy and paste into your browser)
 


IMPORTANT INFO RE CONFIRMATIONS:

 WE DO NOT SEND CONFIRMATION EMAILS NOR ISSUE TICKETS.  YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT IS YOUR CONFIRMATION.
 

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT 

COME LEARN, HAVE FUN & MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS!!

** The LAFTV & Women Helping Women in Entertainment Writers Intensive is a program by Sandra Lord that taps into the expertise of accomplished members, who are happy to share their time, knowledge and experience in this powerful, low-cost monthly seminar series. Our expert members,  KIMBERLY SEILHAMER and SERITA STEVENS alternate in sharing their knowledge, ideas, insights, and suggestions regarding some amazing topics pertinent to the advancement of writers, to get them to another level in their craft and career pursuits! The sessions cover a wide variety of helpful topics, PLUS Q&A. See ATTENDEE COMMENTS BELOW.   __________________________________________

              PARTIAL ATTENDEE COMMENTS:

  • "Sandra, I am so happy to tell you that one of your events has made a real difference in my career! The workshop given by SERITA STEVENS on adapting books to screenplays and vice versa gave me the information to land an agent for my book! I've just completed the manuscript (well, the third draft) and my agent is sending it out first week of May.” -- MARGARET B.

  • As a director I found this seminar incredibly valuable. Having sequencing explained was like having a light bulb turned on. I learned a lot of new and valuable terms and insights which I'll use going forward. Thanks to KIMBERLY and Sandra! -- MIKE B., Emmyฎ Award-winning Director

  • What a phenomenal seminar. I went not knowing what to expect and came away feeling inspired and ready to polish my scripts. I missed the last first two writing seminars and now I'm kicking myself for it! — MARILU

  • “I attended the “PITCH” class, with SERITA STEVENS, to get some pointers on pitching my full-feature scripts. In less than one week after taking this class, I had the opportunity to pitch one of my scripts to three executives at one time. After my three-minute pitch was up, two of the tree executives requested follow-up discussions that are still on-going. THANK YOU SANDRA and SERITA! Your help and encouragement made it all possible." ~ MARIANNE B.

  • "I have been to many seminars and I have listened to several screenwriting experts and gurus but never have I been so inspired and captivated as I have been by KIMBERLY Seilhamer. Kimberly's passion, clarity and unique techniques, engages the student with step by step written guides and visual aids. Kimberly breaks down once difficult techniques into simple exercises. From one on one intensives to class settings, she is the best! I highly recommend her classes to beginners and experts alike.” — MAX

  • "Wonderful, information packed seminar! Even though I thought that I had firmed up a number of my loglines, I've since gone back to tighten most of them through the information given on Sunday.” — ROBIN

  • SERITA answered a lot of questions and laid out so much information about Pitching. Serita was very prepared and her handouts are real keepers. Thank you Sandra for organizing another great Writers Workshop, what a gem! -- KIMBERLY L.

  • I was very inspired by this workshop and learned an incredible amount! I took SO many notes!! :) KIMBERLY's engaging and organized presentation made the process of understanding character dimension easy and fun! Well done, Kimberly and Sandra for putting together such an amazing workshop! I can't wait for the next!! :) -- HANNAH D.

  • "As usual, KIMBERLY over delivered! :) Now when I think about my story lines or have discussions in my writer's groups, I will have the confidence and the organization to really laser my verbal presentation. I am sooo appreciative to Sandra for thinking about the needs of writers. I especially loved the new time and location - didn't have to worry about parking for 1 second! Nice to meet everyone - the networking was very organic, check-in was easy peasy as was registration. Can't wait to see everyone at the picnic and at the December full-day learning event! :)” — NEEN

  • What a fantastic and informative afternoon. So many of my questions were answered regarding screenwriting. Thank you! -- DANA

  • SERITA was concise and provided insider information on navigating within the Industry. — CHRISTINE

  • Thank you Sandra for the opportunity to attend this fantastic workshop on character development! I highly recommend taking any and all classes with KIMBERLY. I now understand why I got stuck on some scripts or felt that it was lacking. I am feeling inspired again. Thank you Kimberly! -- ELENA C.

  • So glad I took advantage of this opportunity. Learned more than I ever expected. Feel brought up to speed on what the industry standards are now. Can't wait to get my screenplay finished now. Kimberly, can't wait to buy your books." -- LINDY

  • Fantastic! A helpful and practical lesson on screenplay format from someone who clearly knows. -- XANDER

  • Fantastic meetup for writing primer, experienced or novice. Learned much about sequencing [from Kimberly Seilhamer], and movie Se7en was a great example to break down. Will use my notes. Had a great time networking after and meeting creatives. Let's do this again! Maybe a class for directors who are new to digital cameras. -- KIMBERLY L.

  • Lots of great pearls. Thank you for spending your time preparing and delivering this great training, Kimberly. -- DAVE

  • Power packed 2.5 hours complete with detailed handout. KIMBERLY broke down the creation of characters in detail and spotlighted every genre; not all character development is the same. Kimberly is an engaging and commanding Presenter who knows her topic and delivers the information in a clear yet informal way. Thanks Kimberly, really found value here. — MADELINE

  • Amazing event Really Happy I was able to make it! Looking to attend more for the seminars! RUEL

  • I had a great time, very informational and meeting new people. — MICHAEL M. II