Turning the Written Word Into a Film Script—And the Minefield In Between
Friday, September 4, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Lonon Smith, author and former screenwriter, will address the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch Writers Network breakfast meeting on Friday, September 4, 2015.
We write novels, short stories, non-fiction on interesting subjects, all of it for people to read. It’s the most basic communication. I write, you read. Two hundred people in a movie theater or however many stretched out on their couch at home are involved in a different form of communication. Taking novels and non-fiction and turning them into screenplays is something Lonon Smith did for a couple of decades after getting an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute, working for companies that ranged from Viacom/Universal, Paramount and ABC Television to the Software Publishers Association. A longtime member of the Writers Guild of America, he offers a view of how the film business works and how it’s changed over the last thirty years.
The public is invited. CWC membership not required.
Writers Network is held the first Friday of every month at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50) starting at 9 AM. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast. Get map.
Questions? Contact Margie Yee Webb via the CWC Contact page.
Members are urged to invite their writer friends to attend these sessions. CWC membership is not required. They may also want to consider joining CWC to enjoy the benefits of mixing with many experienced writers willing to share what they know.