Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Scott D. Roberts to Host a Screenwriters Workshop

Are you an aspiring screenwriter eager to learn from a real professional how to transform your ideas into words that eventually light up the silver screen? Scott D. Roberts, writer, producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary, “Gas Hole,” narrated by Peter Gallagher among his dozens of other screenwriting credits, is coming to Roseville to host a screenwriting workshop titled “How to Write Screenplays that Sell.” The workshop is scheduled for May 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 3721 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, CA 95661.

Roberts will walk the class through an information-packed workshop designed to help writers adapt books into scripts or write original screenplays. “How many times have you said, ‘I have a great idea for a movie?’ This workshop will allow you to take it from idea to reality,” he said. “There is definitely a blueprint that studio executives follow, and I will help map out your blueprint.”

Roberts’ workshop will cover:
                Writing that perfect log line that says what your script is about in two lines or less
                Developing the correct structure and pacing
                Effectively applying tools and techniques, including storyboarding, index cards, and pacing breakdown
                Tips and tricks to writing a great and most importantly marketable script to Hollywood
                Networking and working the business of Hollywood and properly working the system

“It’s exhilarating to see the light bulb go off on writers who figures out their stories from A to Z and overcome the obstacles that they put in front of themselves,” added Roberts. 

You can learn more details and sign up to attend this workshop by going to Meetup.com and Writers Who Mean Business.

About Scott D. Roberts
Scott D. Roberts is the writer, producer, and co-director of the award-winning documentary, “Gas Hole,” narrated by Peter Gallagher. He is currently in pre-production on “Gas Hole 2: Getting Drilled" with partner Jeremy Wagener. He is also the executive producer, writer, and co-host of the monthly segment, “Gas Hole of the Month” which airs on FSTV. He recently had his sitcom pilot that he co-wrote, “Scotty Moore,” optioned by EUE/Screen Gems with Mike O'Malley ("Yes, Dear," "Glee," "Shameless") executive producing and just finished writing a spec script, “Hero Unleashed,” with Todd Sawyer and Scott Disharoon, for academy-award nominated producer, David Levy (“Gosford Park,” “The Player.”) He wrote, produced, and directed two reality pilots in the last three years, "Giving, Celebrity Style," starring Melinda Clarke ("Nikita," "The O.C.") and  "Ted & Jason: Building an Empire," featuring the hair stylist to the stars, Ted Gibson. Due to his 20 years in the industry, he brings an interesting uniqueness to his workshops by beginning his career as an actor, a literary agent, running a production company, and now as a writer, producer, and director. He has had numerous projects optioned and/or developed by New Line, Warner Brothers, Paramount, MGM, and Columbia. 

For more information, go the Gas Hole Movie website.

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