Do I need to be a published writer in order to attend?

Absolutely not. A writer at any stage of their career is encouraged to attend. While some producers are seeking material which can be adapted, others are seeking straight up a story, published or not. Screenwriters, this applies to you as well. And if you’re a beginner, the educational aspects and connections from the conference automatically provide you with a great advantage.

Can I sign up for more than 1 pitch session?

As long as they are not sold out, you can sign up for as many as you’d like. However, you can only sign up once for the same person. Example, you may not sign up twice for Brian Bird and expect a 20-minute session…

How will I know when my pitch times are?

You will be scheduled in advance of the conference and presented with your times when you check in. You will not be overbooked and we will make sure that you are able to make all of your pitch sessions.

Is there a waiting list for sold-out pitch sessions?

Sort of. If any pitch sessions are added by the pitch taker, there will be a sign-up sheet for those at the registration/check-in table.

Important things to know about pitching

What happens if a presenter cancels their appearance and if they do, will I get a refund?

Of course, we hope this does not happen. Our presenters are all committed to coming and spending time with you. Should anyone cancel, it would be because of circumstance beyond their control. They are looking forward to this event, too! No refunds will be offered, the conference will be a time of education and opportunity, in its entirety, and not based off of any one person.

I’m a published author, will there be a book signing?

Currently, the answer to that is no. That may change, so stay tuned.

Which Davenport hotel does the conference take place?

The Historic Davenport Hotel (though all are within walking distance)

Address: 10 S Post St, Spokane, WA 99201

Phone: (509) 455-8888

What is downtown Spokane like?

If you’ve never been to Spokane, you’re in for a nice surprise! Within walking distance from the Davenport hotel, you will find a plethora of restaurants to choose from and shopping (if you have time!). Don’t forget to visit the region’s premiere bookstore, Aunties — it’s worth the walk! Spokane in May is particularly beautiful and if you want nature photography opportunities, you will have it!

What to Expect?

This is the question!

Thank you for your interest in the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference – if you have any additional questions, please email JD at jd@jddewitt.com