So you’re an aspiring screenwriter with a dream of penning network dramas, summer blockbusters, irreverent cartoons or indie comedies? As it has for 13 years running now, the Nashville Screenwriters Conference has you covered.
Headlining a list of panelists, which seems to improve every year, is former Nashvillian Callie Khouri, an Academy Award winner in 1992 for her Thelma & Louise screenplay and the creator of ABC’s forthcoming locally set and shot musical drama Nashville (see above). Other panelists scheduled to attend include John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (I Love You Phillip Morris, Crazy Stupid Love), Alec Berg (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Dictator), Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the fine Fright Night remake), Phil Hay (Clash of the Titans), The Wibberleys (National Treasure), John Hamburg (I Love You Man), Nichelle Tramble Spellman (Justified), and Michael Brandt (3:10 to Yuma, Wanted).
Perhaps even more enticing to Music City’s workers in song is music supervisor Anastasia Brown’s annual lunch with visiting executives, such as New Line Cinema senior VP of music Erin Scully (now in collaboration on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit) and ABC Studios senior VP of music Dawn Solér (Revenge, Nashville — don’t hit her with demos all at once). The distinguished attendees will cover everything from reality television to pitching a script and writing something someone will actually buy.
A Standard Weekend pass, which includes all panels and Friday’s HBO screening, runs $105, while a $355 All Access Pass adds access to a lunch with the panelists and a wrap party. Click here for more info.