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Speaking at the Screenwriting Expo

By August 28, 2011 Posted in Copyright

I’ll be speaking at the Creative Screenwriting Expo (for the 5th time) on September 16 from 6:00 – 7:30.  For those not familiar with the Expo, it’s a great opportunities for up-and-coming screenwriters to network with Industry professionals, learn about the craft and business of screenwriting, and pitch their screenplay to Hollywood producers.

I’ll be speaking about legal issues every screenwriter needs to know including:

  • How to Protect Your Script From Being Ripped Off
  • What to Look For When Signing an Option Agreement
  • How to Avoid a Libel Lawsuit
  • How to Protect Your Title (hint: you can’t and you shouldn’t try)
  • How to Register Your Script With the Copyright Office
  • Why the WGA Script Registry is a Rip-Off
  • How to Write A Collaboration Agreement

Besides myself, there are a lot of great speakers at the seminar including such big names as Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Spiderman 2, Smallville), Shane Salerno (Armageddon) and Ben Ripley (Source Code).   The event is held from September 15 to 18 at the Westin LAX in Los Angeles.  If you come, please stop by and say “Hi.”

For more information visit 

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Phone: 310-773-3623