Guesting on KSFR-FM’s ‘Cinema Scope’ Oct.17, 6:30pm

KSFR 101.1 FMA brand-new script reading series — Black Shirt Reads — is debuting in Santa Fe next week (more details to come), and as part of that, I’ll be guesting on KSFR-FM‘s weekly Cinema Scope this Friday night (October 17), 6:30pm, at 101.1 on the old radio dial. (If you’re out of the broadcast area, or have decided radios are a relic of the 20th century, you can also stream the broadcast live, of course.)

Black Shirt Reads is the brainchild of co-principals Kathleen Dexter and Joanna Smith-Thole, who have both studied with local screenwriter Kirk Ellis and placed well in screenwriting competitions. With the demise of the long-running Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe (where both Kirk and I served as faculty for a number of years), they’ve developed a quarterly event to produce and deliver table readings with some of the best actors in town .

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SCSFe on hiatus

Sadly, the Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe, where I’ve served as faculty mentor since 2003, has gone on hiatus for 2011.  They promise to be back in 2012, however, and with any luck I’ll be asked back on the faculty then.

Back at SCSFe in May

SCSFe logoOnce the Spring semester wraps at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, I’ll again be serving on the faculty of the annual Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe — always a lot of fun and several very intense days discussing storytelling and screenwriting with novice screenwriters.

Fellow faculty members include Emmy-award winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis and fellow WGA members Bill Martell and Emmy-nominated Carolyn Miller (who I’m lucky enough to be married to), among many other fine screenwriting instructors. If you’ve begun pursuing screenwriting on your own and are trying to figure out what the next step is, then coming to Santa Fe May 27-May 31 may be just the ticket.

SCSFe 2010 Further Post-Mortem

Terry Borst at SCSFe 2010Not sure how he finds the time to do it (it’s a lesson for all of us), but screenwriter Bill Martell exhaustively details his perspective on this year’s Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe. The snapshot accompanying this entry is yours truly outside his lab and seminar meeting room at The Lodge.  I’ve been serving as faculty at the conference since 2003, and you should check out the conference website and its Facebook page if you’re thinking about going in 2011 (I hope to be asked back as faculty again).

SCSFe 2010 – that’s a wrap!

Wrapped up 3 intense days at the Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe, with fellow faculty mentors Ian Abrams, Kirk Ellis, Dara Marks, Bill Martell, Josh Olson and Wendall Thomas.  Thanks to all the participants who were part of my First Screenplay Lab, to all the consultees, to all who attended my seminar “Building a One-of-a-Kind Protagonist,” and to conference director Larry Stouffer for  his yeoman’s work in running a conference for more than 10 years…

Immersed at SCSFe 2010

Thursday morning I commence 3 days of teaching screenwriting, consulting on scripts, and hanging out with both professional and novice screenwriters at the Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe.  Should be fun, and hopefully I’ll still have a voice by the end of Saturday night.

Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe

SCSFe logoI’m excited to be back on the faculty of the upcoming Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe running from June 1-June 6 in lovely Santa Fe, NM.  Heavy hitter screenwriters Kirk Ellis, Josh Olson and others join me on the faculty, and Oscar-winning producer Tony Marks and one of my graduate school professors and thesis advisors (Howard Suber) will be part of the Hollywood Connection portion of the conference.  Immerse yourself in screenwriting the first week in June: sign up for the conference!