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The Insider View with Lorax Screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio

Final Draft, A Cast & Crew Entertainment Company

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (PST)

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Share The Insider View with Lorax Screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio

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   Hollywood Screenwriters
   Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
   (Despicable Me, The Lorax)
   Answer Your
   Questions Live!
   A Screenwriting Webinar
   Brought to You by
   Final Draft, Inc.
   The Industry Standard

Meet the writing duo that is rapidly rising to the top of Hollywood's most-wanted screenwriters list. They become more in demand with each several-hundred-million dollar box-office performance they pen. Their upcoming release, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, is sure to be as successful as their $300 million Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! Learn what career choices they made to get their first spec sale and how they built on that success to create a long-term career as writing partners.

Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio are two working screenwriters who have written genres ranging from dark comedy to children's 3-D animation. After joining forces they rapidly became known as the scribes who sang their pitches, infusing their pitches to high-level executives with live musical performances. (Will they sing one for us?)

During this informative webinar, they will cover topics screenwriters need to know like:

  • What are the keys to success for a writing team?
  • How does your writing process work?
  • Should writers stick to one genre?
  • How do you create great villains?
  • What makes a movie appeal to all four quadrants?
  • How do you write a "bad guy" protagonist, like in Despicable Me?
  • What are the tricks to a successful character arc?
  • What are the challenges of writing as a team?
  • What are some secrets to making dialogue pop?
  • How do you make screenwriting so much fun?
  • .... and 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 a working screenwriting team what you need to know about writing and pitching your script in today's industry.

Don't miss this opportunity to find out the advice Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio have to help writers break into the business and how you can use their knowledge to get the most out of your career.

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

There will also be a live question-and-answer session during the last 20 minutes of the webinar where all attendees can chat questions to Cinco and Ken live. These questions will be chosen at random.

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 today's best-known screenwriting teams, courtesy of the leading software for scriptwriters in the business, Final Draft.

About Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio:

Upon graduating from high school, KEN DAURIO began directing music videos for up-and-coming bands like Blink 182, AFI and Jimmy Eat World. More than 100 music videos later, he teamed up with Cinco Paul to write his first feature script.

Paul studied at Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he received his MFA in screenwriting from the University of Southern California, winning a fellowship grant to pay for his second year.

Daurio met Paul while working on a church musical and they bonded immediately. In 1999, they sold their first screenplay, Special, which they later turned into a short film that played the festival circuit due to its dark comedic story line. Next came the 2001 cult classic Bubble Boy, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal as Jimmy Livingston (a boy without an immune system), a twisted take on the John Travolta television movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

Daurio and Paul are now one of Hollywood’s most sought-after screenwriting teams. As 3D productions are on the way to becoming the norm, they are right on trend with two high-profile 3D animated films on their résumé. They are the hot Hollywood screenwriting team who penned Despicable Me for Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures and Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! for executive Chris Meledandri during his tenure at 20th Century Fox. Paul and Daurio had the distinct honor of being handpicked by Audrey Geisel (the widow of Theodor Seuss Geisel) to pen the Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax film projects on behalf of the estate of Dr. Seuss.

After Paul and Daurio’s work on Horton led to a box-office gross of nearly $300 million worldwide, the duo found themselves in demand in the animation world. Daurio and Paul further forged their strategic relationship with executive Chris Meledandri when Meledandri formed the film production company Illumination Entertainment, which specializes in animation. It’s no coincidence that Illumination’s first three movies given the green light were all written by Daurio and Paul (Despicable Me, Hop and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax), something unheard of in the history of animation.

Daurio and Paul are known throughout the entertainment industry for their unique pitching style, often singing their pitches to high-level studio executives. For the Disney film College Road Trip, they belted out the ’80s tune “Double Dutch Bus,” complete with harmony and melody. An estimated 90 percent of their pitches in the last nine years have involved musical performances.

Daurio and Paul are currently working on Despicable Me 2.

About Online Webinars:

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.

When you register you will receive an email with your own personal login information and more detailed instructions. Don't worry, the process is easy!

If you would like more information on how the WebEx login process works, click here for a simple tutorial:

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Refund Policy: If techinical difficulties are experienced or speakers are unable to attend or must be rescheduled, refunds will be issued only in the form of admission to a future event of your choice.



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