Writer/Director & Producer Industry Access Night
Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Special guests Corky Arnold and Steve Gellman share their writing and filmmaking expertise with interview host Linda Frothingham. Join us for a lively industry Q & A.
Steve and Corky are a Producer/Director team that is developing a slate of feature films with partners in Canada and Los Angeles. The first of these productions -- “FUTURE WARRIOR” – begins pre-production in 2014.
$5 online/$15 at the door.
That night, bring a printout of your first 10-15 pages of your screenwriting to submit for future writing consideration. Put your logline (with no more than 20 words) name, and contact information on a cover page. Any genre. No phone calls please or outside submissions directly to them.
A ChicagoScreenwriters.org Monthly event.
Corky Arnold, Director/Writer
Los Angeles native Corky Arnold is a sold-screenwriter and DGA director. He is an internationally recognized director of television commercials and longer content specializing in comedy – utilizing live-action, special effects and animation. On his way to directing, Corky worked as an advertising agency copywriter/art director/producer in New York; while in Hollywood he designed/ directed combinations of live-action, motion graphics, digital effects and animation for commercials and movies. Awards won as Director: Cannes Lion, Clio, New York Festival for Advertising and the Grand Global International.
Steve Gellman, Producer
Steve Gellman produces commercials, infoadvertainment and entertainment. A recipient of the Clio, Grand Global International, Med Ad and other awards, his producing credits also include feature films released in theaters, on television (HBO/Cinemax, Syfy, TNT) and DVD: “Project: MetalBeast” (Blue Ridge Entertainment, Lionsgate, Warner Home Video, Prism Pictures), “Butch Camp” (Troma Entertainment, Ariztocal Entertainment), “Neowolf” (Lionsgate).
When & Where
The Chicago Screenwriters Network
Founded in 1995 by Ed Bernero (‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Third Watch,’) through messages posted online, then subsequently organized in the flesh by Christiana Miller (‘General Hospital,’), CSN has since grown at almost a geometric rate, with now over five hundred members.
Today, CSN is an invaluable resource to Chicago area screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors. We provide assistance in the creation of works for film, television, video, and web, plus help individuals present their work to the industry through our annual Screenwriting Contest. CSN offers a script exchange, networking with film industry peers, a monthly speaker’s program, and a sense of community to members.