A screenwriting seminar with a panel of Tennessee Screenwriters featuring Oscar Winner Tom Schulman.
The Tennessee Screenwriting Association is a non-profit organization working to prepare members for the real world of the entertainment business.
Nashvillian, Thomas Schulman, is most famous for his screenplay Dead Poets Society which won the Best Screenplay Academy Award. One of his teachers at boys’ prep school Montgomery Bell Academy, Sam Pickering, was the basis for the character Robin Williams portrayed in the film.
Other Schulman scripts include, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Welcome to Mooseport, What About Bob?, 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag and Medicine Man. Tom is a Vanderbilt graduate and served as vice president of the Writers Guild of America, West.
Script-com is a kick-off event for Film-com. Film-com is an annual networking event designed to directly connect film makers with packaging, financing and distribution specialists to get their films made and to market.
Script-com takes place on April 14th at Watkins in Metro Center
Admission $45 pre-register or $50 at the door. Students with ID $25
Overview of the day. Doors open at 9:00am. Event kicks off at 10:00 am.
- Hosted by Steve Womack, Professor and Chair of the Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design
- Will Akers, Professor at Vanderbilt University, author of Your Screenplay Sucks!
- Robert Franke, Writer, The Chonicles Of Riddick, Made Men
- Robert Orr, Writer, Savior, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
- Agent & managers TBA
- Lunch At Neelys: Real Memphis BBQ
- Tom Schulman, Writer, Dead Poet Society, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Welcome to Mooseport, What About Bob?, 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag & Medicine Man
Panel with the people who wrote these!
The Tennessee Screenwriting Association uses and promotes Classic American Narrative Structure (or CANS), the structure that has been the backbone of American film and in use by the American studio system since the advent of talkies in the 1930’s.