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WRITERS/FILMMAKERS RETREAT, Eugene International Film Festival
Oakshire Public House
Eugene, OR
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WRITERS/FILMMAKERS RETREAT, Eugene International Film Festival
In this unique, intensive 3-day course, Emmy & Edgar-nominated Hollywood Screenwriter/TV Series Showrunner/Playwright/Bestselling Novelist Tom Sawyer, Major Film/TV/Book Agent Ken Sherman, and successful Film/Video Distributor/Packager/Producer Mike Katchman share with you their experiences and answer your questions about how to successfully launch your career.

From these Hollywood Insiders you will learn no-nonsense techniques for creating and selling your movie/TV projects, stage or screenplays and novels in today's changing marketplace. Working one-on-one with aspiring filmmakers/writers, they'll help you hone your material, and learn to effectively "pitch" your concepts and yourselves -- essential elements of breaking into TV/Filmmaking, Writing, Directing and Producing - and winning.

Registration for the 2016 WRITERS/FILMMAKERS RETREAT also includes a pass to the Eugene International Film Festival screenings at Regal Cinemas, and the Opening Gala, Thursday evening, Nov. 17, 2016, and new this year, a private 20 minute one-on-one with a Retreat instructor!

By registering for the WRITERS/FILMMAKERS RETREAT you will also receive a code providing you, or your designated Storyboard Artist or Concept Art Designer, with a substantial 25% discount at the Copic Marker website, https://imaginationinternationalinc.com/copic/.


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TOM SAWYER BIO
Filmmaker/Screenwriter, novelist, playwright Tom Sawyer was Head Writer/Showrunner of the classic CBS series, "Murder, She Wrote," for which he wrote 24 episodes.

Edgar and Emmy-nominated, Tom has sold and written 9 TV series pilots, 100 episodes, both comedy and drama, and was Head Writer/Showrunner or Story Editor on 15 network TV series. He wrote/directed/produced the feature-film cult comedy, "Alice Goodbody." His documentary film, "
Reunion," was honored by the New York Film Festival, and received national theatrical release.

Tom is co-librettist/lyricist of "JACK," a musical drama about John F. Kennedy, backed by the Shuberts, that has been performed to acclaim in the US and Europe. He is publisher of "Storybase 2.0" writers software. Toms book, "Fiction Writing Demystified," and "Storybase" are Writers Digest Book Club Selections. Hes taught writing at UCLA, at other colleges, at writers conferences from Maui to Cape Cod, Florida, Las Vegas, Dallas, Biloxi & elsewhere.

Tom is a member of the DGA, WGA, MWA, ITW and ATAS, his recent best-selling thriller: "No Place to Run." His newest, a thriller-with-humor: "Cross Purposes." www.thomabsawyer.com

KEN SHERMAN BIO
Ken Sherman is President of Ken Sherman and Associates, a Los Angeles-based literary agency.An agent for more than twenty years, Ken represents screen, television and book writers, and also sells film and television rights to books as well as life rights.

Ken's clients include David Guterson, author of "Snow Falling on Cedars," Tawni O'Dell, whose screenplay of her international bestselling, Oprah Book Club first novel, "Back Roads," is about to become a major, Adrian Lyne movie (starring "Spiderman" Andrew Garfield), Anne Perry, the world's best-known Victorian murder mystery writer and author of 60 books, and Starhawk, considered the best-known witch in the world. David Cronenberg's movie, "A Dangerous Method," released last October, is based on client John Kerr's book. Ken also represents the estates of Luis Buñuel, John Hersey, and Simon Wiesenthal.

Ken has lectured extensively at venues including UCLA, USC, Loyola University in both New Orleans and Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Writer's Conference, Maui Writer's Conference, University of Oklahoma, Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, Santa Fe Writer's Conference, The Novelists, Inc. Conference/San Diego, San Francisco Writer's Conference, Aspen Institute, and The Aspen Summer Words Writer's Conference.

Since graduating from the UC-Berkeley as a psychology major, Ken has taught his course, "The Business of Writing for Screen, Television and Publishing," at both USC and UCLA for more than six years.

Ken maintains strong community involvement, serving as an Arts and Cultural Affairs Commissioner in the City of West Hollywood, is a founding member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA) and is a member of both the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the International Advisory Board of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation.

MIKE KATCHMAN BIO
Following his successful career in home video marketing, sales, and acquisitions, Mike Katchman was recruited by Orion Films, quickly moving into management where he flourished during the golden era in which Orion set the pace with such hits as "Dances with Wolves" and "Silence of the Lambs."

From there, Mike became involved with film acquisitions as well as marketing. Rising to Senior VP of Sales, Mike became responsible for all of Orion's entertainment sales in the U.S. and Canada. When Orion was sold to MGM, he filled a similar role until being drafted by Lionsgate. In his three very productive years with Lionsgate, their revenues rose from $32 million to $110 million. Lured away by First Look Studios, from 2004-07 Mr. Katchman was central to an even more dramatic 500% increase in sales.

Following that achievement, Mike decided to break away from the establishment and create a brand new entity. He is now at the helm of "Patient Educational Media Services," Pemsed.com, creating valuable Film Discharge learning programs, in order to provide better patient health care outcomes.

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Oakshire Public House (View)
207 Madison St.
Eugene, OR 97402
United States

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Arts > Literary
Film > Festivals

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