Attention all you writers within hailing distance of Chicago: On May 2nd, be sure to check out the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts Page One Writers’ Conference.
Here is the list of writers and industry insiders who will be appearing at the event:
-Randi Barnes is a film and TV writer whose most recent work includes the animated film, Legends of Oz and the current hit TV series Girl Meets World.
-Alex Beh is an award winning Actor/Writer/Director and recently name by Shoot Magazine as one of the new directors to watch. He has directed and appeared in multiple commercials and his first feature film, Warren, is now available for streaming.
-Linwood Boomer began his career as an actor in the NBC series Little House on the Prairie. He moved behind the scenes in 1985 and since served as an executive producer or consultant on many TV shows, leading to his biggest success, the Fox comedy Malcolm in the Middle.
-Trey Callaway is a veteran writer that has written for both Film and TV (I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, CSI:NY) and currently, is the Executive Producer and writer of a new CW series called The Messengers, which debuted mid-April.
-Josh Golden graduated from DePaul University’s Digital Cinema program. After making his move out west, he wrote the spec script Road to OZ, which became a finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship, and soon thereafter the script sold to New Line Cinema.
-Sneha Koorse first gained attention upon winning the Grand Prize in the Slamdance Screenwriting and Teleplay Competition. Her first staff writing job was on FX’s The Americans, for which she received a WGA Nomination for Best New Series. Currently, Sneha finished the first season of NBC’s show, Constantine.
-John Oakes is senior vice president of development at Bold Films. Jon has produced such films as, Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, Legion and The Hole. Bold Films is the production company behind Whiplash and Nightcrawler.
-David and Janet Peoples’ collaboration as scriptwriters began on the Oscar-nominated The Day After Trinity documentary. David, a former editor of news programs, documentaries and commercials is a screenwriter known for the films Blade Runner, Unforgiven and Twelve Monkeys which he wrote with his wife, Janet.
-Kate Powers has been a writers’ assistant and/or script coordinator for shows such as, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife and Mad Men before becoming a writer for Sundance Channel’s Rectify, for which she was nominated for a WGA Writing Award for Episodic Drama for her episode, “Donald the Normal.”
-Erin Rodman has worked in many facets of film and television production and development for many networks and studios. As a writer, Erin is a Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist and a Family Friendly Programming Forum award winner.
-David Rosenthal has been writing and producing television for over twenty years. His credits include Spin City, Gilmore Girls, The Middle and Jane The Virgin.
-Bruce Joel Rubin is a writer and producer, known for Ghost, for which he won an academy award for Best Original Screenplay, Jacob’s Ladder, Stuart Little 2 and Deep Impact.
-Craig Titley is a feature and TV writer/producer who found success writing family films such as, the live-action Scooby-Doo, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lighting Thief. In television, Craig has written episodes for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and is currently a writer/producer on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
-Rob Wolken is the co-owner and COO of Rain Management Group. He handles artists in film, TV, theater and new media, some of his clients produce such shows as: House of Cards, The Mentalist and NCIS New Orleans. Rob is also the Executive Producer on the new ABC Family series Stitchers.
For more information, you can visit their Facebook page here.
For background on the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts, you can read my June 2014 interview with screenwriter and faculty member Brad Riddell here.
Remember the date: Saturday, May 2nd. Spread the word, Midwesterners!