Screenwriter Panel at 2017 San Diego International Kids Film Festival
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   Screenwriter Panel of 2017 SDIKFF  
 

11:00PM-12:30PM; Saturday, August 26, 2017.  Meeting Room at Carlsbad Senior Center( 799 Pine Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008); Admission by Panel Pass

TOPICS:
– HOW TO FIND A PRODUCER
– HOW TO PITCH TO A PRODUCER
– SELLING YOUR STORY IN ONE SENTENCE
– MARKETING YOURSELF & YOUR SCRIPT
– SELLING YOUR SCRIPT WITHOUT AN AGENT/MANAGER
– SUBMITTING TO SCREENPLAY CONTESTS
– WRITING THE LOW-BUDGET, LIMITED LOCATION/CAST SCRIPT
- WRITING FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET
- FINDING PAID WRITING WORK
- HOW TO APPROACH CRITIQUE/NOTES
   
 
  The Panel Speakers:  
 
ANTONIO F. VIANNA, screenwriter
Antonio is a prime example of someone who has re-careered himself. In fact, you might say he wrote the book on it with “Career Management and Employee Portfolio Tool Kit, 3rd edition.” He holds a M.M. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S. from Union College. He has been able to re-brand himself from a former U.S. Air Force officer and Human Resources executive to an author and educator. His 20 novels, 2 prescriptive non-fiction works, and 9 screenplays since 2003, along with three popular workshops, “Re-Careering at Any Age,” "How to Write a Book and Get Published," and "How to Write a Screenplay" enjoy much success. Vianna has often been a guest on television and radio discussing strategies for re-careering at any age. He is affiliated with Publishers and Writers of San Diego, Read Local San Diego, Military Writers Society of America, National Veterans Transition Services Inc, International Doctoral Empowerment Academy, Society of Human Resources Management, and Society for the Advancement of Management.
Shane P. Allen, Actor, Writer, Director,
Shane is in the arts because as he says, He "can't quit it". Most of Shane's 13 years of acting study occurred at "The Playhouse West in North Hollywood. "The Playhouse West is like a Gymnasium, a Sanctuary , and a Holy Place all in one room". Other training comes from many acting coaches in Los Angeles and San Diego.
Shane has Stage, Television, and many Film Credits. As a SAG Actor, his real passion is film..."You cannot lie emotionally, no matter how technically perfect you may be, on film, If "it" is not in the eyes on a forty foot close up - all is lost." 
  Siyi Sun, Screenwriter, singer, novelist
Siyi Sun is a screenwriter, novelist, singer from China, she has created 10+ novels and screenplays. Her masterpieces are “ The sky is a freezen ocean”; “ one centimeter”, “ Following”. She has been know from the popular songs “ because love you”, “ Two Worlds”; “ Happy Days” “ First Love Xixi Li”. 
  XANDER BAILEY - ACTOR/WRITER
After studying acting in New York and performing on the New York City stage, Xander moved to Los Angeles where he works in film, television, theater and voice over. He is the recipient of the Golden Halo Award for Acting Achievement from the Southern California Motion Picture Council and a Best Actor award at the NYC Picture Start Festival and the Long Island International Film Expo. Most recently, he co-starred in and co-wrote the independent feature film “Misfortune” which is currently being distributed world-wide. His latest screenplay in development, “Gargouille”, is simultaneously being adapted as a graphic novel 
  Jonathan Ball; Screenwriter, Author
Jonathan M. Ball, a verteran of the United States Marine Corps, made his screen writing debut in the collaboration with Creator & Director Adam J, Reeb for “ Of a grateful nation” with Reeb. Ball is the author of Operation: Jericho ( novel),set to release August 15, 2017 trhough Morgan James Publish LLC. He also wrote the screenplay that has been optioned for feature film and I slotted to g in to production in 2018.
Ball met Reeb through mutual friends and immediately started collaboration on “ Yuma unitll tomorrow” – a beautiful film about an ugly reality. Ball is currenty seeling option and development for his animated screen play: Aces, a story about a pigeon who becomes a hero.  
  Gailee Walker Well, Producer, Actor
Gaile's  plays include Good Mourning, America; Boomers Rock, Getting to Know You, Noh CE, Mothergod She penned the script for the film Moving Emily which premiered in the Hollywood Film Festival starred Wendi Malick and Harry Groener and resulted in her being asked to create a television series based upon one of the characters. Her children’s television series Kids Speak Out was produced on public television. Plays were workshopped or produced at Stages Rep, Dramatic Risks, Ubu’s Other Shoe, Slo Rep, and New Dramatists. She received a James Irvine Individual Artist Grant for playwrighting. Awards include: Second Place HAMP Screenplay Search, Chesterfield semifinalist, Cinesure Award, Winfemme Award. Gailee holds a B.A. in English, theatre, and speech from Trinity University and is the Founding Artistic Director of Theatre Arts West which offers a home to talented artists, actors, playwrights, and composers to create socially uplifting, politically challenging work that celebrates our possible 
   
 
 

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