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Third Annual WIFV Screenwriters Conference October 17-19. 2008

Here\’s the latest from Jane Barbara, Conference Chair, Women in Film & Video-DC:

We are delighted to announce the dates and presenters for the Third Annual Women in Film & Video-DC (WIFV) Screenwriters\’ Conference, October 17-19, 2008. We appreciate your assistance in spreading the word!

Screening Opens Conference

Under the Same Moon/La Misma Luna October 17, 2008 at 7:00 pm Ligiah Villalobos will introduce her film Under the Same Moon/La Misma Luna (2007) an official selection at Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals. The film became the highest sale for a Spanish-language film in the history of Sundance. Upon its release on March 19, 2008 by Fox Searchlight and The Weinstein Company, the film went on to break the 3-day opening weekend record for a Spanish-language film. Made for under $2M, the film has earned over $22M worldwide. Ms. Villalobos will answer questions after the screening and is presenting two workshops at the Conference on Saturday. All events will be at George Washington University. Tickets are available at or by calling 202-429-9438. Cost is $15 for WIFV Members/$20 general public.

Workshops October 18-19, 2008 Complete schedules are available at Saturday\’s schedule is available here. Sunday is a day of pitching to producers and script critiques.

James Grady (Three Days of the Condor) will present a workshop on Writing the Thriller;

Marilyn Horowitz will present How to Write a Screenplay in 10 Weeks;

Laurie Scheer will present Mastering the Pitch and How to Pitch Feature Films/Reality;

Ginny Durrin and Lauren Cardillo will present How to Write Documentaries;

Kurt Klaus, Elaine English and Marla Grossman will present Protecting Your Intellectual Property;

Arla Bowers will analyze the film Akeelah and the Bee;

Eric Espejo and Aaron Goodmiller will discuss how to find feature film financing;

Carole Dean will present an all-day workshop, How to Finance Your Film on October 19.

$200 for WIFV Members; $275 general public. Space is limited. Register now.

Sponsors include The Documentary Center at GWU, Jean Beallor, Diane English, Nikki Allyn Grosso, Elizabeth Perkins, and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. In-kind support from Final Draft.

Jane Barbara, Conference Chair Melissa Houghton, Executive Director Women in Film & Video-DC

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