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Panel of Executives from the Writers Guild of America

If you are in the Los Angeles area and looking for something to do on Wednesday I might have something for you. There is a cool panel going on from the Writers Guild of America. It is on the subject of opportunities in the entertainment industry. This could be some great tips for you guys. Writers Boot Camp is who is hosting it. Here are the details for those interested:

Writers Boot Camp
cordially invites you to attend


a special event


The Writers Guild is sending some of their best people to dine with us and share their perspectives on opportunities in the entertainment business.

Featured Guest Speakers:

Tamara Krinsky, New Media Project Manager
Kimberly Myers, Director of Diversity
Jayson Pope, Lead Organizer
Kay Schaber Wolf, Independent Film Executive

Moderated by
Jeffrey Gordon

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
7:45am – 9:45am
7:45am – Check-in and networking
8:30am – program begins

Writers Boot Camp helps writers and creative collaborators reach the highest levels of the industry by teaching a comprehensive full-development process and professional approach that leads writers to becoming the authority of their own work. We present to our community the people who truly know the business. Join us every other Wednesday at our Bergamot Station headquarters to network and to learn where the work is in the entertainment industry.

Use your special discount code 01020310 when you register, and get 50% OFF!! – that’s just $10 (normally $20!) for a morning of networking and inside information from top Hollywood professionals.

Please click on this link below to purchase your ticket in advance at the special $10 price:

For more information, call Writers Bootcap at (310) 998-1199

Event to take place at:
Writers Boot Camp
2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90904

Take the 10 Fwy or Olympic Blvd to Cloverfield Blvd.
from Cloverfield Blvd., go east on Michigan
(Michigan Avenue is between the 10 Fwy and Olympic)
go to the end of Michigan, and turn Left into the Bergamot Station entrance
Park inside the lot and walk to the SW corner, Bldg i

To learn more about Writers Boot Camp, please visit:
or call Writers Boot Camp at:
(310) 998-1199

How to convert IVR files to AVI/MPEG/WMV/DivX/MP4/H.264/AVC/RM/MOV/XviD/3GP/FLV/SWF/DVD/etc.

Do you have some IVR files from your Real Player that you wanna use to create some movies or something? If you do, then you prolly noticed that you can’t really seem to do anything with those IVR files other than play them in Real Player.

Well, guess what?

You can do something else with them! There is a nifty little way to work around not being able to use these files. Here is what you do.

  1. Find the Burn/Transfer Option on the top of RealPlayer. Click Burn to DVD/VCD button to burn your IVR files to VCD.
  2. The burnt IVR file should be DAT format on your VCD disc. Try to load it into AVS Video Converter by click “ Browse “button.
  3. Click the formats that you want convert, for example”to avi”button from IVR to AVI Converter control panel.
  4. Click “convert now” button to start the conversion immediately.

Screenplay format

Screenplay format is something that a lot of people have problems with. Screenplay format is not like any other type of writing. And you have to get it just right. You can use a program like Final Draft to help you out with this. But some people just use Microsoft Word. There is also a free program called Celtx.

Here is a resource for screenplay format: Stop Writing Crap!. You can also have a look at the Nicholl Fellowship page as it gives an example of proper format.

Scriptapalooza has extended the final deadline!!

The Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition has extended their final deadline. It has been extended to April 22, 2009. Entry fee is $50. And you have to enter by midnight PST on the 22nd. So get to work if you want to make that deadline!

Setting up your movie production tent

If you have written a script that you are going to film yourself then you have a lot of work cut out for you. Of course, your script has to be polished so that you will end up with a great product at the end of the day. You will also need to scout for sets, actors, help, and equipment. Some of your most important equipment will go in your movie production tent.

So, what goes in the movie production tent?

Well, you will have your monitors for playback, headphones for said monitors, tables for monitors, maybe a phone if you want people to call you. Of course, most people just use their cell phones so you likely won’t need separate phones. Depending on the weather you might want some fans or something in the tent too. Chairs are optional but I would skip them as most people do not spend that much time in the tent, so they would be an unnecessary expense.