ScreenCraft Writers Summit

ScreenCraft Writers Summit

Learn from the award-winning writers, directors and more that were panelists at the annual ScreenCraft Writers Summit.

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ScreenCraft Writers Summit
  • Wayne Horton, Development at NETFLIX

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    After graduating law school at Syracuse University, Wayne Horton started his career as an assistant in Business & Legal Affairs at New Line Cinema which began his lifelong passion to cultivate stories from individuals who have be...

  • Writer of DIE HARD Talks Action Movie Screenwriting!

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    One of the few screenwriters whose films have grossed over two billion dollars, Steven E. de Souza’s credits include the genre-defining films DIE HARD and 48 HRS., as well as COMMANDO and THE RUNNING MAN. Currently, he steers the...

  • Steven DeBose, Director of Austin Film Festival's Screenwriting Competition

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    Steven DeBose is a screenwriter from Austin, TX who has written across many formats including the web, shorts, teleplays and feature screenplays. As Screenplay Competition Director at the Austin Film Festival, he facilitates the ...

  • Learn from Literary Manager Scott Carr

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    Scott studied film at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Upon graduation, he immediately relocated from Canada to Los Angeles where he got his start in the William Morris mailroom. He went on to work at UTA for 3 years, spe...

  • Showrunner Julie Plec on Creating Great Television

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    Plec served as creator, executive producer and showrunner of THE ORIGINALS, which aired its fifth and final season on the CW last year, and was inspired by characters from the long-running series THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which she co...

  • BAFTA-winning British Drama Screenwriting Instructor, John Yorke

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    John is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. A former MD of Company Pictures where he Exec Produced WOLF HALL, he’s worked as both Head of Ch...

  • Nicholl Fellowships Sr. Manager, Joan Wai

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    As the Senior Manager of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, Joan Wai oversees all aspects of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ international amateur screenwriting competition. She has worked with the...

  • Oscar-winning Screenwriter DAVID RABINOWITZ

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    David Rabinowitz is an Academy Award-winning co-writer and co-producer of the Spike Lee film BLACKKKLANSMAN. He got his start working as a multimedia producer for the Wall Street Journal. Since, he's worked as a freelance video e...

  • TV Development Executive Gabrielle Neimand

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    Gabrielle (Brie) Neimand is the VP of Scripted Programming for Fremantle, a global content creator. She recently joined the company from Mojo Films, where she was the Head of Television and Digital Content. Before that, she serv...

  • What the HUMANITAS Prize is Doing for Writers

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    Abigail Boland joined HUMANITAS with a diverse non-profit background and focus on giving back. Under the direction of Executive Director Cathleen Young, Abigail works to develop programs that honor film and television writers who...

  • The Best Lesson I Ever Learned: How I Learned to Write for Television

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    One of the few screenwriters whose films have grossed over two billion dollars, Steven E. de Souza’s credits include the genre-defining films DIE HARD and 48 HRS., as well as COMMANDO and THE RUNNING MAN. Currently, he steers the...

  • The Best Lesson I Ever Learned: Remember What Success Means to You

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    Darrien Michele Gipson is the Executive Director of SAGindie. An M.F.A. recipient from the Peter Stark Producers Program at the University of Southern California, Darrien was formerly the Vice President of Production for DEF Pict...

  • The Best Lesson I Ever Learned: Make Sure YOU Are in Your Script with Doug Jung

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Doug Jung’s first feature was CONFIDENCE starring Ed Burns and Dustin Hoffman. He’s written extensively for television as well as film, including HBO’s BIG LOVE and BANSHEE a...

  • “What it is Like to Win an Oscar?” with David Rabinowitz

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    David Rabinowitz is an Academy Award-winning co-writer and co-producer of the Spike Lee film BLACKKKLANSMAN. He got his start working as a multimedia producer for the Wall Street Journal. Since, he's worked as a freelance video e...

  • The Best Lesson I Ever Learned: "Be Yourself, Tell Your Story, No Matter What"

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    Ben produced a feature film, STEP SISTERS, along with his producing partner, Lena Waithe, starring Megalyn Echikunwoke and Naturi Naughton, which is currently streaming on Netflix. Ben also created and wrote a drama series, CANDY...