Script to Screen Summit in Simsbury

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The Storytellers Cottage

750 Hopmeadow Street

Simsbury, CT 06070

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How to Succeed in Film & Television

Calling all aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers! Join an exciting array of nationally-recognized writers, producers, directors and consultants for an immersive weekend of workshops, panels, keynote lectures and networking.

Learn how to enter, succeed and thrive in the film and television industry from leaders in the field. Meet industry professionals face-to-face in the charming historic setting of Simsbury, Connecticut.


Doug Wood / Screenwriter and Feature developer for Steven Spielberg, Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros., Turner and Universal Pictures

Ben Houser / ESPN Emmy-winning Director, Producer

Barb Doyon / Screenwriter, Producer, Director

John Bucher / Mythologist, Writer, Teacher

Carole Kirchner / Director, CBS Diversity Writers Program & WGA Showrunner Training Program

Colin Theys / Synthetic Cinema Film Director

Andrew Gernhard / Synthetic Cinema Film Producer


Myths, Monsters, and Waking Sleeping Beauty: The Necessity of the Underworld Journey for Writers (John Bucher)

Telling A Better Story: Joseph Campbell, the Importance of Ghosts, and Writing with Purpose (John Bucher)

Producing the Independent Film or Television Movie (Andrew Gernhard, Synthetic Cinema)

Welcome to the Television Business: How It Works for Writers (Carole Kirschner)


Wicked Stepmothers, Evil Geniuses & a Tornado Filled w/Sharks: Crafting the Key Antagonistic Force in Your Story (John Bucher)

The Ultimate Character Workshop: Building Universal, Relatable, and Life-Like Characters for Any Story (John Bucher)

Creating Kids and Family Entertainment (Doug Wood)

Screenplay Craft and Structure (Pamela Perry Goulardt)

Sports Matter - Writing and Filming the ‘True Story’ (Ben Houser)

Adapting Your Novel into a Screenplay (Pamela Perry Goulardt)

Getting an Agent to Contact You (Barb Doyon)

Producing and Independent Film on a Budget (Gus Marinak)

Develop a Killer TV Pilot (Carole Kirschner)

Film Production and the Writer's Role in the Industry (Colin Theys)

Insider Secrets for Opening Doors in the Film Industry (Barb Doyon)

Gus Marinak / Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Pamela Perry Goulardt / Produced Screenwriter

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Participants must be 18 or older.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available one block east of the main street in Simsbury, where all the events are located.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call (860) 877-6099 or email

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750 Hopmeadow Street

Simsbury, CT 06070

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