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Top Hollywood Screenwriting Consultants Give Us An Inside Look into the Children's Market

From: Nutschell Anne W.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:47 AM

Hello Fellow Scribblers!

I am very pleased to announce that on July 26, 2012, Thursday 7pm-9pm,

two of the top screenwriting consultants in Hollywood have agreed to give us an insider's look into the Children's entertainment market.

This is a great opportunity for writers to figure out what writing projects will sell in today's market,  how to make our books more marketable, and what steps to take before submitting our work.


Myth, Magic, & Madness
Writing for the Children’s Market

Presented by
Pamela Jaye Smith & Kathie Fong Yoneda

Whether your project is a novel, short story, or script for film, television or the internet, the Children’s marketplace is an exciting arena for writers. But once you’ve completed writing your project, what are the next steps you should take before submitting your work to a publisher, editor, agent, producer or studio?

There are a lot of myths out there about how to become successful. One thing we do know is that following the myths can enrich your stories. Everyone agrees that success requires a bit of magic, both in your marketing and in your stories. The madness is just an integral part of the marketing, but if you know what’s ahead you can better navigate the choppy waters of the Children’s marketplace for books, films, tv series, and web series.

Published authors and veterans of the entertainment industry, Pamela Jaye Smith and
Kathie Fong Yoneda will co-present their individual Top10 challenges that all writers must face in order to successfully conquer the “myth, magic and madness” of writing for children today.

KATHIE FONG YONEDA is a script consultant, international workshop leader, and author of THE SCRIPT-SELLING GAME: A Hollywood Insider’s Look At Getting Your Script Sold And Produced (2nd edition). A former exec and development specialist for live action and animated film, television, literary and web projects, Kathie has worked for Disney, Paramount, Fox, Touchstone, Universal and Disney TV Animation. She is on the advisory boards of IMAGO FILMS and LAWEBFEST. Kathie also co-exec produced the cable series Beyond The Break and teaches a popular online class Pitch & Presentation for Writers University.

PAMELA JAYE SMITH is a writer, international consultant and speaker, and award-winning producer/director with over thirty years experience in feature films, TV series, music videos, commercials, documentaries, corporate and military films. Pamela is the author of THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE, INNER DRIVES, SYMBOLS-IMAGES-CODES, and BEYOND THE HERO’S JOURNEY. She helps people utilize Mythic Themes, Archetypes, and Symbols to enhance their stories. Clients and credits include Microsoft, Disney, Paramount, Universal, RAI-TV Rome, UCLA, USC Film School, American Film Institute, Thot Fiction Marseille France, Natl. Film Institute of Denmark, and various film festivals and story conferences.

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