SEPTEMBER WRITER'S NIGHT Realistic Expectations for Your Screenplay 6:00pm-7:30pm, 1803 N. 7th Street
Emmy-nominated screenwriter and filmmaker Hank
more...0 Braxtan shares what he'll talk about: "We've all scrolled through the guide, seeing titles like 'Giant Radioactive Shark' or 'Outhouse of the Dead' and think, 'who writes this stuff?' or 'how does this get a budget?' I've worked in this domain for years, the 'destined for the dollar bin at Wal-Mart' projects. Turns out it's hard to say no when someone offers you money to write or direct a movie, so you end up trying to make the best of an unwinnable situation. It's not like a writer sits around and thinks 'Another zombie movie will put me on the map!' Nope, writer's gotta get paid, though--and when you're getting paid, you gotta write what the person writing the checks wants. To that end I’ll talk about how to keep your sanity when Hollywood wants you to dumb it down, and how to work within the confines of a formula but enjoy what you're working on. Mostly, I’ll talk about how to get your screenplay written and made, even if you must film it yourself."