WRITING THE OSCAR WINNING SCRIPT WITH TOM SCHULMAN

  • February 16, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Every screenwriter dreams of selling their next script and landing a multi-picture deal with a major studio. Every screenwriter dreams of standing on stage before his/her peers holding the golden Oscar Statue.  Not every screenwriter, though, understands what it takes to get there. Wouldnt it be nice if you could speak with someone who's been there before? Could give you some insider tips on what it takes to succeed? Could answer questions about structure and story that could mean the difference between a good script and a great one? Well now you can.

Join us February 16th, 2013 from 11am to 2pm at AZ Virtual Studios as we network and sit down with TOM SCHULMAN, Director, Producer and Academy Award-winning Screenwriter ( Dead Poets Society, What About Bob, Honey, I Shrunk the Kid...) and discuss what it takes to be an Oscar contending writer.

Tom Schulman, Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the former Vice President of Writers Guild of America has agreed to sit down with our group and do a Q&A on the business of screenwriting. We will discuss his career, the craft/business of screenwriting and take questions from you.

For more information on Tom Schulman's career vist the website below:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0776114/#Writer

Look forward to seeing you there.

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  • Roxanne R.

    wonderful event. lovinder did a wonderful job with his interview which led to a very natural conversational exchange with tom schulman. tom was very approachable and interesting! very enjoyable day spent!

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Karen B.

    Wonderful event! Thank you so much!

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone recall the book he's currently re-reading?

    1 · February 16, 2013

    • Amy

      Hi James. I am pretty sure it was 'A Fine Balance' ~ by Rohinton Mistry

      2 · February 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you!

      February 18, 2013

  • Suzanne w.

    It was wonderful!

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Janet M.

    If only Tom had brought his Oscar... I wanted to touch it!!!!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Carol

    Loved it! Schulmann was informative and inspiring.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Helise F.

    After meeting with Tom yesterday I came home inspired and hopeful. Later that night I got word that my screenplay about Susan B. Anthony is being optioned by a Producer I have been in contact with! Maybe his luck is rubbing off!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Jessica Spring B.

    A Fine Balance

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Don S.

    Very informative as to how Tom navigates the industry before and after his Oscar win. And a great interview by Lovinder, who pretty much asked every question I'm sure all of us wanted answers to.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Amy

    Cannot stop thinking about yesterday with Tom. But I must, for now. For now, I will go back to work and play with the pencil sharpener and sanitize the keyboard. For now I say thank you to Lovinder who did a superb interview with the perfect transition, "...and then there was the point where you were no longer like us mere mortals..." How brilliant was that?!? I wonder if Mr. Schulman realized that we here in lil' ol' PHX have the smarter and funnier version of super author Rohinton Mistry. And our cross-cultural, Indian guide was sitting just to his right, our left. Speaking of mere mortals, what meteor did Carlo ride in on?! So glad it crash landed in just our right spot in the desert! Hold fast to dreams, Dear Ones...

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Scott L.

    Fantastic! He was fascinating and informative.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Deborah S.

    A really fun and informative day. Tom was lovely to share all his story's and kept it funny and real. Really nice Carlo and Lovinder was great as well! Thanks to all!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Wendy C.

    Tom was wonderful. He is very down to Earth and a delightful storyteller. It was inspirational to learn about his journey. I'm very grateful that Carlo arranged this meeting for all of us.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Helise F.

    Tom was awesome, very informative, answered all questions and then some! He is a real person and very approachable.

    February 17, 2013

  • Jean

    Enjoyable and informative!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Kelly L

    Today's event was great! Thanks again and great to see folks~

    2 · February 16, 2013

  • Anne G.

    This was the best of the high-level industry professionals Carlo has brought in. Mr. Schulman is an Acadeny Award winning writer AND has written a series of wonderful films we all know. He is a great speaker, someone who you could relate with as a fellow writer.

    3 · February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! 5 stars.

    February 16, 2013

  • Mira D.

    Excellent! Very informative and inspiring for the emerging screenplay writers.

    February 16, 2013

  • Sara K.

    Really great event!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • DaVaun S.

    Tom was an outstanding speaker. Everyone I spoke with loved what he brought to the group.

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Jessica Spring B.

    A+++++++++

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Ofelia

    This was a great event! Thank you Carlo for making this possible!!!!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Lee F.

    Excellent session. Lovinder's questions and comments were terrific. Tom's responses regarding his experiences as writer and director, and his statements on the writing profession were priceless. Great job Carlo. This was one of the best if not the best.

    2 · February 16, 2013

  • Michelle D.

    An afternoon of ainspiration. Phenomenal.

    2 · February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bravo, Carlo and Lovinder. I now know what my next step is in my writing. Where else could I get feedback like that? Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to Richard Walter.

    2 · February 16, 2013

  • Rob P.

    One of the best events I've been to. Tons of great stories, advice for aspiring writers, and Lovinder Gill did a great job with the questions.

    2 · February 16, 2013

  • Stephen J D.

    Thanks Carlo for all your work putting these events on…You Are The BEST !! I know I can speak for all of us in the room that we all really appreciated listening to Tom and that wouldn't have happened without you!
    Thanks again Carlo and see you next week

    Stephen Doholis

    2 · February 16, 2013

  • Lawrence Z.

    Where's the location

    February 16, 2013

  • johnny r.

    i would love to attend,I'm new to Phx,I live in NYC and LA.
    very much involved in the Motion Picture Industry!!!
    Thanks

    February 10, 2013

  • Helise F.

    Is there sufficient parking, or a fee to park for this event?

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey group, Carlo:

    I've paid and registered already via paypal. When I arrive at the conference do I simply show my ID to enter? Looking forward to having some screenwriting magic with you all!

    Kindest regards,
    James

    February 2, 2013

    • Carlo D.

      Hi James, we will have a list and just give us your name. Looking forward to seeing you there.

      February 2, 2013

  • Helise F.

    Cool I can't wait to meet Mr. Schulman

    January 29, 2013

  • Helise F.

    I want to go to this. If there are extra openings please let me know!

    January 29, 2013

  • Lawrence Z.

    Can't Wait. And Hey everyone. My book, "Whirlwind of African Insanity" is available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and xlibris.com. It has gotten several 5 stars review. You can also visit my website, www.lawzarliteratures.com.

    2 · January 21, 2013

  • Scott L.

    This sounds interesting. When is payment due for those interested in attending?

    January 6, 2013

    • Carlo D.

      Hi Scott: the payment is due when you RSVP (you pay through paypal or a credit card). If there are any problems just give me a call[masked]

      January 6, 2013

  • Toby F.

    Toby Fesler and Brock Heathcotte

    January 4, 2013

  • Kelly L

    I will try to make it, but won't know until next week. Thanks for organizing and Happy New Year!

    1 · January 2, 2013

  • Wendy C.

    I can't hardly wait!

    December 28, 2012

  • Amy

    Looking forward!

    December 5, 2012

  • Carlo D.

    Carpe Diem!

    1 · November 28, 2012

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