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The Insider View: Live with Underground's Trevor Engelson

Final Draft, A Cast & Crew Entertainment Company

Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (PDT)

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  Live Interview with
Trevor Engelson
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The Insider View Webinar Series sits down with producer and manager Trevor Engelson of Underground to discuss finding and developing writing talent in Hollywood.

In 2009, Trevor Engelson was named in The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation 35 Under 35 for his work as a manager and producer. In his interview with THR he said: "[Clients Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan - writers of Saw 4, 5, and 6] are a perfect example of what we do, which is to find these [unknown writers] and show their talent to the town so they can keep growing."

Underground, the company where Engelson serves as both a manager and a producer, works with film and television writers, directors, comedians, and actors and has launched the careers of many previously unknown talents.

As an executive actively looking to discover new talent with a track record for developing successful careers, Engelson is uniquely qualified to discuss how aspiring screenwriters can get the attention of agents and managers, as well as where you must be as a writer before pitching your work.

During this informative webinar, we will ask Trevor Engelson questions that will cover topics screenwriters need to know like:

  • How many scripts should a screenwriter have written before he or she approaches representation?
  • What genres of scripts do you like to see from new writers - all the same genre or several different genres?
  • How have clients successfully gotten your attention in the past?
  • Do you read contest scripts or attend pitch festivals?
  • How can writers outside of L.A. get noticed?
  • What weaknesses do you regularly see in script submissions that screenwriters should be aware of and avoid?
  • Can you talk about the kinds of characters that you respond to most in scripts?
  • What advice do you have for aspiring writers who may not have contacts in the industry?
  • As a production company, what kinds of scripts are you looking for?
  • Do query letters work and if not, what other methods can writers use to get your attention?
  • and so much more!

As an aspiring screenwriter, you've asked these questions on message boards, at conferences, and to consultants. But now is your chance to ask an experienced manager and producer what you need to know about succeeding in today's industry.

Don't miss this opportunity to find out what Trevor Engelson has learned about working with screenwriters and getting scripts produced, and how you can use his knowledge to make your script even better.

Register now to ensure your spot at the live webinar event for only $29. You will receive an email with instructions on attending this event.

There will also be a live question-and-answer session during the last 15 to 20 minutes of the webinar where all attendees can chat questions to Mr. Engelson live. These questions will be chosen at random. You may also submit questions in advance to attention Trevor Engelson Questions. These submissions will be considered for the Q&A as well.

If you miss the scheduled time, you will receive an email the morning after the event has closed with a link to watch the video at your convenience.

Register now and spend some quality time with one of the best managers working with screenwriters today, courtesy of the leading software for screenwriters in the business, Final Draft.

About Trevor Engelson:

Trevor Engelson is a manager and producer at Underground, a company that manages the careers of a number of film and television writers, directors, comedians, and actors. The company’s clients include John Singleton, Jon Lajoie, Jim Field Smith, Joel David Moore, Dito Montiel and Irvine Welsh. Trevor was named in The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation 35 Under 35 for his work as a manager.

On the production side, Underground works on developing film and television projects and pushing them into production. Underground produced REMEMBER ME for Summit Entertainment, starring Robert Pattinson and Pierce Brosnan, LICENSE TO WED with Robin Williams and ALL ABOUT STEVE with Sandra Bullock. Most recently, Underground set up CARMEN SAN DIEGO at Walden with Jennifer Lopez, GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM at Disney with Seth Gordon and RISE at Warner Bros. On the television side, Underground has set up various projects including BAD ADVICE FROM MY BROTHER at Comedy Central and OLD FRIENDS at CBS.

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This webinar will take place on WebEx. WebEx is a simple, online, user-friendly interface that allows you to participate in this event by listening to the speaker and moderator through your computer speaker or headphones, submitting questions during the Q&A period at the end of the event, and watching the video of the event at any time after the webinar is complete.

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