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Act One, Inc., a Los Angeles-based training program for writers and other film industry professionals, presents the Act One Screenwriting Weekend, a conference for professional and aspiring screenwriters. The workshop, slated for October 14-15, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, is an intense, practical overview of screenwriting basics and the current film market.

Participants will study the craft of screenwritingfrom story
development and structure to character, dialogue and screenplay format –
with two accomplished Hollywood professionals. Barbara Nicolosi is a
screenwriter (“The Work,” “Select Society”), columnist, and Executive Director of the Act One programs. She will be joined by Sheryl Anderson, a TV
writer and former development executive, whose credits include “Parker
Lewis Can’t Lose,” “Dave’s World,” “Charmed,” and “For the People.”

The Hollywood conference is one of several workshops scheduled around the
country in the coming year. I can’t think of a better place to host a
weekend like this than the film capital of the world, says Conference
Coordinator Lauri Evans Deason. And were thrilled to provide new
inspiration and community for local writers who share our common goals of
excellence, artistry, professionalism, and spirituality.

The seminar begins with a 7 p.m. Friday evening session and continues
Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The registration fee (which includes study
materials and breakfast and lunch on Saturday) is $175 for students and
early registrants. After October 1st, the cost to attend is $195. Online
registration is available through the Act One website at Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged. For more information, call the Act One offices at 323-464-0815.