CWWH brings together writers, producers, managers and agents. It is one of the most accessible and affordable conferences of its kind. In attendance
are producers in search of their next project, film agents ready to take on new clients and pro-screenwriters prepared to teach novelists the art
As director of Connecting Writers with Hollywood, it is my sincerest goal to provide the best of opportunities for writers in the Pacific Northwest.
I created CWWH, because it is not an option for everyone to make a trip to L.A. and get themselves in front of a producer or film agent. So, I bring
them to the Inland Northwest, where our talent is limitless.
At this conference, you will not be competing with hundreds of writers. We wish for everyone to feel like their voices are heard and provide an
atmosphere of support and access. I am very pleased to announce that this year we are introducing Connect Groups! This is a small group setting where
attendees will have an hour with our featured speakers, the topics will vary and be of valuable information.
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See you in June!
Meet our Speakers
Keynote - Shari Smiley
KEYNOTE TOPIC Books to FILM/TV–The process of selling the dramatic rights to a book in FILM/TV.SHARI SMILEY
Speaker introductions and find out what type of projects that they are seeking.
Felicity Wren and Max Timm
7 Common Blunders Screenwriters Make (and how to avoid them)
Gain a competitive edge by overcoming the mistakes that most developing writers make, and replacing those mistakes with sound writing (and pitching) strategies. This is a nuts and bolts workshop on how to actually write the screenplay. Learn how to discover and dramatize the cinematic moments and emotional beats in your screenplay that make a difference. Understand how to write for your true audience—the reader. Get answers to questions: What are the secrets of writing crisp movie dialogue? What are 7 common dialogue errors to avoid? What’s the real difference between show and tell, and how do you apply the “less is more” principle to your writing? In addition, get specific tips on how to create a winning pitch for today’s marketplace.DAVE TROTTIER
Revising Workshop—the Nitty Gritty of Spec Re-writing
Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and apply specific revising tools to ordinary scenes and transform them into spellbinding action, emotionally involving drama, and compelling comedy that readers will love. This is fun! Numerous handouts will be provided so that we can spot the problems yourself and quickly work through the revisions in class. Suggested final revisions will be provided. Sharpen your pencil—this is a hands-on workshop where you can see principles and techniques applied to writing great scenes. As a bonus, formatting principles will be discussing in the process. All of your questions will be answered.DAVE TROTTIER
What people say
The two keynote speakers were amazing. I keep telling people that Spokane has impressive hidden talent. I definitely plan to return next year to pitch another.
2017 conference photos
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