Now Write! Screenwriting workshop Dec. 3

Laurie Lamson will be offering a free writing workshop with Now Write! Screenwriting contributor Mark Sevi on Saturday, December 3 at Showbiz Expo Burbank.  Register for free.

This is a chance to learn and practice one of the writing exercises from Now Write! Screenwriting directly from the author.  Laurie and Mark will discuss his exercise Write Truthfully In Imaginary Circumstances: The Mythology Inside You and why it’s important for screenwriters.  Then Mark will guide participants to try it themselves.

Mark Sevi is a professional screenwriter and founder of the Orange County Screenwriters Association.  He has nineteen produced screenplays including ARACHNID and PTERODACTYL for SyFy Channel, and the soon-to-be produced DEVIL’S KNOT, the true story of events leading to the unjust arrest and conviction of The West Memphis Three (just released from prison after 18 years).  He also teaches screenwriting and writes articles about the business and art of screenwriting for books and periodicals like and Writer’s Digest.

Workshop Title:  Now Write!  Screenwriting
Workshop Date & Time:  Saturday Dece. 3, 2011, 12:00 – 12:45PM

Saturday December 3, 2011 10 AM – 5 PM
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport (Convention Hall)
2500 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
PARKING – Parking is available for the Expos’ negotiated rate of $9 (and on the street).

Register for free.

Now Write! Screenwriting Sept. Panel


As part of a 2-day event ($119 per day), Sherwood Oaks Experimental College is hosting the next Now Write! Screenwriting panel on Monday, September 19 at 11am in Santa Monica.

This panel is part of a two-day seminar: Making It in Hollywood: Screenwriters, Directors & Producers Speak. The seminar offers an opportunity to hear from some of the top names in show business on how movies are created, produced and distributed.

The Now Write! Screenwriting Panel includes contributors: Allison Burnett (new FAME), Paul Guay (LIAR, LIAR), Bonnie MacBird (original TRON) and Wesley Strick (CAPE FEAR), and is moderated by Laurie Lamson, co-editor of the Now Write! Screenwriting book of writing exercises.

Former panels featured other prominent Now Write! Screenwriting  contributors: Amy Holden Jones (MYSTIC PIZZA), Christina Kim (Lost, NCIS Los Angeles), Michael Ajakwe Jr. (Martin, Eve), David Atkins (NOVOCAINE), Chris Soth (FIRESTORM) and Marilyn Atlas (Manager, Producer, Real Women Have Curves).

Writer’s Store Panel Feb. 3, 2011

There’s going to be a free Now Write! Screenwriting Panel at the Writer’s Store in Burbank on February 3, 2011 from 6:30-7:30pm.

Now Write! Screenwriting contributors to appear on the panel are Amy Holden Jones (MYSTIC PIZZA, BEETHOVEN), Christina Kim (Lost writer) and Michael Ajakwe, Jr. (Sister, Sister & Eve writer/director).

On hand to introduce the panelists will be Now Write! Screenwriting co-editor Laurie Lamson.

We’re planning an additional event with different panelists for Breaking Into Hollywood on March 16, also at the Writer’s Store.  Stay tuned.