Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jacksonville Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | December 13, 2014 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM


Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance award-winning writer/director (LOVE LIZA, A COAT OF SNOW) and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, is leading a screenwriting workshop in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, December 13th, from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has served as a panelist for the IFP Script to Screen Conference in NYC, Women in Film’s Script DC Conference in Washington, DC, and the George Eastman House Film Festival, as well as a judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge. He’s currently developing a movie with Abigail Spencer.

Participants read seven screenplays in advance of the workshop. During the workshop, Gordy provides direct and in-depth feedback on each screenplay, with everyone encouraged to contribute his or her own thoughts and concerns.

Each writer will leave with a great sense of what they can do specifically to improve their screenplay, as well as a better awareness of where they might properly develop as a professional screenwriter as a whole. Writers benefit from the direct focus placed on their screenplays by the workshop, along with the analysis of the six other scripts.

Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, incomplete or partial, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. Scripts are due 10-14 days prior to the date of the workshop.

Note: Screenplays submitted to the workshop are not eligible to be entered into the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

Regular Registration Option

Do you want to participate, but do not have a script to submit at this time? Regular registration for the workshop allows you to attend without submitting written material, read the scripts in advance and still participate in the discussion.

$195 (Full Registration) / $40 (Regular)

University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center
Building 43
Room 1092
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Read more at http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/workshops/jacksonville-december-13-2014/#fmyMHDegSyk30PBd.99

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

America's Got Talent Auditions







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Monday, October 13, 2014

TEDxJacksonville Conference with Cullen Hoback

Cullen Hoback
On October 25, TEDxJacksonville is holding their signature event, a once-a-year, live conference at WJCT featuring live local and international speakers and performers who will explore the theme of (un)knowing.

One of the twelve TEDxJacksonville speakers this year is Cullen Hoback, director of the acclaimed documentary, Terms and Conditions May Apply.

Cullen is coming from Los Angeles to Jacksonville give a TEDx talk on digital privacy at the (un)knowing conference on 10/25, then will be at Sun-Ray Cinemas on Sunday 10/26 for a screening of his documentary and a live Q+A with the director.

Tickets are available for $10 at http://www.tugg.com/events/10987 and must be purchased by October 17.

About Cullen Hoback

Cullen Hoback is an American filmmaker and digital rights advocate who has been touring the world with his most recent documentary TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY (2013).
Hoback has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, Fox, Huffpo Live, etc. and has written op-eds for The Guardian and other major media outlets. He has won numerous awards, and his films have played in theaters and on TV stations around the world. Hoback is currently developing a slate of films (documentaries and narratives), all with a clear social purpose.

About TEDxJacksonville

TEDxJacksonville is an independently-organized, TED-like event licensed by TED.com Our goal is to present talks on issues that matter to our community–free from corporate, political and religious agendas–and to spark a real dialogue about how to make a difference. At our TEDxJacksonville event, (un)knowing on 10/25, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized on a local level.