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NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

From January 16th:

Hi Screenline Friends,

Happy New Year!!

We have our next virtual meeting coming up on Monday, January 25, at 7 pm.  Unfortunately, we cannot meet in person, so this virtual meeting will have to do.

This meeting will be hosted by John Martin, on Zoom.  We are aware that WebEx has presented problems for some people (myself included), so we are returning to Zoom this time.  Here's the meeting info:

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John Martin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Screenline Monthly Meeting
Time: Jan 25, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71867657399?pwd=MzU4V0c4MTRXVGNaM0VUNlZVMGhLZz09

Meeting ID: 718 6765 7399
Passcode: JustWr1te
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RE-PLAYS OF FINAL DRAFT'S VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SESSION FROM DECEMBER:

Final Draft, Inc. held a series of free web conferences in December 5.  For those of you who missed the conference, the replay information is now available via the links below:

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HOW DO I GET SOMEONE TO REPRESENT ME?

Hear a frank discussion from a writer, an agent, a manager and a lawyer – how they decide who to sign, the ever-evolving differences between these three roles in a writer’s life and what every writer should know before signing.E. Brian Dobbins, Co-President/Manager, Artists First
  • James R. McGinnis, Partner, Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP
  • Valarie Phillips, Partner & Co-Head of Motion Pictures Literary Division, A3 Artists Agency
  • Andy Siara, Writer, Palm Springs; Lodge 49
Moderated by Sanjay M. Sharma, Founder & CEO, Marginal Mediaworks

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

From writer’s block to carpal tunnel to social isolation – hear from our panel of experts about ways to identify and cope with various challenges facing writers today.
  • Dr. Woodruff Johnson; Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr. Scott Kaiser; Chief Innovation Officer, MPTF
  • Dr. Chudi Onwunyi; Doctor of Physical Therapy, Cedars-Sinai
Moderated by Madelyn Hammond, President, Madelyn Hammond & Associates

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THINGS I LEARNED ALONG THE WAY

Hear from 3 very successful, respected writers talk about the paths they took, the struggles they overcame, and some practical tips they picked up along the way.
  • David E. Talbert, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey; Almost Christmas; First Sunday
  • Deon Taylor, Fatale; Black and Blue; Traffik; Meet the Blacks
  • Alice Wu, Saving Face; The Half of It
Moderated by Phil Galasso, Director of Marketing, Final Draft

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BREAKING IN: THE BUSINESS OF SCREENWRITING

Join Sade' Sellers as she moderates this live discussion with writers Anna and Mark Casadei and entertainment lawyer Toni Long, as they dive into the minutiae of what budding writers should be aware of regarding being optioned, contracts, representation, and much more.

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That’s a wrap for now.  Hope to see you at the Screenline virtual meeting on January 25.

Mike

P.S. If you have news or information you’d like to share, send it to me at writersinbox@yahoo.com and I will get it posted to the web site. 

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be a virtual meeting on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7pm ET.



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