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New Meetup: Sun Center Studios Screenwriting Events

From: Thomas P.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 9:16 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Philadelphia Filmmaking Collective!

What: Sun Center Studios Screenwriting Events

When: Sunday, November 14,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Sun Center Studios
63 Concord Road
Chester, PA 19014

I will be presenting during PhillyPitch. But this event is huge, and everyone here should check it out! Below is information from the press release:

WHO: Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers is pleased to announce a full day of screenwriting events culminating in a press conference revealing the winners of the 2010 ?Shoot in Philadelphia? (SIP) Screenwriting Awards. All events are free and open to the public.
The SIP events are part of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office?s (GPFO) 25th anniversary celebration, and will be followed by the industry's hottest ticket of the year--GPFO's invitation-only annual film production party and industry celebration honoring over 500 of the region's film and television professionals.
WHEN: Sunday, November 14th | 11:00am to 5:00pm
WHERE: Sun Center Studios (63 Concord Road in Aston, PA 19014 | Get Directions), the region?s first state-of-the-art film and television production studio.
WHAT: GPF will present four exciting screenwriting events that afternoon:

* Spotlight on Finalists (11:00am to 12:30pm) - Listen in as some of the Philadelphia region?s best professional actors read excerpts from each of the feature-length SIP finalist screenplays.

* PhillyPitch! (1:15pm to 3:00pm) - Nine pre-selected screenwriters and filmmakers pitch their projects to a panel of high-powered film industry players with the power to turn their dream projects into a cinematic reality.

* TV Script to Screen (3:00pm to 4:00pm) - A lively panel discussion with TV industry insiders.

* 2010 ?Shoot in Philadelphia? Awards Press Conference (4:15pm) And the winner is?. The SIP Grand Prize for Best Feature-Length Screenplay, the Derek Freese Film Foundation Prime Time Award for Best TV Pilot Script, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Regional Award for Best Screenplay by a Greater Philadelphia Resident, and the Irene I. Parisi Award for Best Screenwriter 25-Years-Old (or Younger) will be announced to the press and the public.

2010 SIP full-length screenplay finalists include Steve Alten (Mintz Meats), Katie Hennicke (The 3rd Best Thing), Steve Hochman (Third Ball Kill), and Tom Turner (Experimentally Yours and Sweet Jane). These screenplays were considered for the $10,000 Grand Prize and the $2,500 Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Regional Award, if applicable.
Derek Freese Film Foundation Prime Time Award comes with a $5,000 cash prize. Finalists include Matthew Feely (St. Anthony?s), Steven Hornberger (Christian), Wade Balance & Mark Kochanowicz (Bleeder), Michael Naylor & Lisa DeAngelis (Upstaged), and Tim Radecki & Mike Dean (Off Guard).
Two young screenwriters, Dan Reilly (Haunt) and Joshua Fineberg (Counterpoint), are finalists for the Irene I. Parisi Award. This $1,000 award is made possible by the generous contribution of screenwriter Stephen J. Rivele (co-author of Academy Award-nominated screenplay Nixon, Ali, and Copying Beethoven) in honor of his mother, Irene I. Parisi [masked]).
These are some of the prominent film and TV industry professionals who will serve as panelists for the SIP events:

* Rebecca Creskoff (Hung, Law & Order, Desperate Housewives, Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The West Wing) is an acclaimed Philadelphia-born actress who is currently garnering rave reviews on HBO's Hung and shooting scenes for the upcoming season of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

* Derek Dressler is a staff writer for Disney's Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil; a punch-up writer on Disney's The Replacements, and a past SIP Irene Parisi Award winner.

* Jeffrey D. Erb is the CEO of Feverpitch Pictures and co-president of Framelight Productions. He has produced several feature films including Just Add Water (Danny DeVito, Jonah Hill, Justin Long), The Speed of Life (Winner 2007 Venice Film Festival), Let the Game Begin (Thomas Ian Nicholas, Adam Rodriguez, Lochlyn Munro, Lisa Ray), Tooth & Nail (Lionsgate ? Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Rider Strong), Southern Gothic, and The Storyteller. He has also co-produced features such as Deadworld with Bill Mechanic (Corpse Bride, Dark Water) and David Hayter(X-Men, X2, The Watchmen), andThe Secret History of Tom Trueheart with Mark Rosenthal(The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Flicka, Mona Lisa Smile).

* Joe Gangemi is a screenwriter whose feature film credits include Wind Chill (Sony, 2007). Inamorata, adapted from his own novel (Viking, 2004), is in development by Johnny Depp's production company. He has also worked in TV, scripting hour-long dramas for ABC and NBC. He is currently writing the period thriller Eliza Graves for director Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) and adapting the young adult series Secret Histories for Sony Animation.

* Andrew Greenblatt is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Film Society, the nonprofit organization that annually produces the Philadelphia Film Festival along with other year-round screenings, programming, and events. Greenblatt has also worked as an entertainment attorney, as president of business and legal affairs for an independent film company, as well as an independent feature film producer. His producer credits include the feature films Explicit Ills, Twelve, Cafe, and Everything Must Go.

* Jules Lichtman: Director/Assistant Director (Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Party of Five, The Division, The Fugitive): Music videos for James Brown, MC Hammer, Stanley Clarke; Editor (Little House on the Prairie)

* Mark Rosenthal is currently adapting the Korean film THE TRUCK. He is also adapting the famous British children's multi-volume book series, Tom Trueheart. Other credits include: The Sorcerer's Apprentice for DisneyPictures, Mona Lisa Smile, Flicka, Jewel of the Nile, Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes, For Love or Money, Superman IV and Star Trek VI.

* Patricia Weiser, VP/Director of Development/Producer High Treason Pictures, LLC. (The Best and The Brightest)

* Producer Dawn Wolfrom is currently developing the Simon & Schuster published books, Accidental It Girl and Happiness Sold Separately. Accidental It Girl has been adapted into a feature film. Happiness Sold Separately has been adapted into a television series with Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) attached to direct.

* Ernie Vecchione is a former SIP winner and the writer, creator, and producer of a Web series called Sex Ed: The Series. Sex Ed was deemed ?TV Worth Watching? by TV Guide Magazine and nominated for both a Streamy and the Webby Awards. Vecchione writes in Los Angeles.

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