Writing a Screenplay
Saturday, January 15, 2011 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Luau Garden Chinese Buffet at 1890 Arden Way in Sacramento. DETAILS
Featured speaker Denny Grayson has 40 years experience as a television writer/producer/director. He has worked at local Sacramento television stations KCRA-TV, KRBK-TV and KQCA-TV and markets in Dayton, Cincinnati and Los Angeles.
Denny has written more than 20 screenplays. Four were sold and three were produced, distributed, and made a profit for the producers. He has served as Unit Production Manager on four films, and Second Unit Director on three.
He currently teaches a screenwriting class at Sierra College. To keep active in his retirement years and gather exciting experiences for his writing, Denny volunteers for the Rocklin Police Department. He helps officers with patrol duty and assists with code enforcement.
“I get to wear a uniform and a badge, but they won’t let me carry a weapon—not even a penknife,” he said. “If we see trouble coming, we are to run and/or hide. It’s a liability thing.”
Denny is in the middle of writing his third novel. He hasn’t sold a book yet, but did come close with a humorous fantasy he wrote two years ago. “I talked to the publisher several times, and they were ready to go. Then the economy went crazy and my chances of having the book published evaporated.”
Denny’s topic will be, “What’s so Hard About Writing a Screenplay?” He will address making your story or novel into a screenplay, or where to start when you have an idea for a screenplay, as well as the screenplay format and marketing a screenplay.