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Proof of Concept: Strategies for Promoting Your Work

Date:
Saturday, August 5
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Garden B

Competition to publish your work or sell a screenplay is tougher than ever, and knowing how to promote one’s work is crucial. Learn about writing and developing an effective book trailer or short film that can help your book or screenplay stand out from the crowd.



Instructor

Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson has been a working screenwriter for more than 30 years. He has delivered scripts for both large and small screens; in both studio and independent realms; in genres ranging from horror to historical. He’s worked with such diverse filmmaking talent as Steven Spielberg, Alec Baldwin, and Penelope Spheeris. Among his produced credits are Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, Dryads – Girls Don’t Cry, and episodes of the HBO cable series, Tales from the Crypt.  He also wrote the epic Western video game, Gun, which was voted Best Story at the 2005 IGN Video Game Awards. Way back in the 1980s he directed videos for punk rock bands and independent musicians including Henry Rollins, Black Flag, Stan Ridgway, and the legendary Minutemen.