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Saturday, October 27 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
First Impressions: Writing the Perfect Pilot

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Like the first notes of a song or the first words of a novel, an engaging pilot is a necessary component to hook your audience into your series. Join seasoned TV writers for a discussion on how to create a pilot that will set your show up for success.

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Christopher Boone

moderator; writer/director Cents; contributor No Film School
Christopher Boone is a screenwriter and filmmaker living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He contributes to the blog No Film School (nofilmschool.com), where he shares lessons learned from professional screenwriters about the craft and business of screenwriting. His first feature film as writer/director, Cents, from his Academy Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist screenplay, is now available on VOD... Read More →

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George Pelecanos

novelist; writer/producer The Wire, The Deuce, Treme, The Pacific
George Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C.  He worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman’s shoe salesman before publishing his first novel in 1992.Pelecanos is the author of twenty-one books set in and around Washington, D.C.: A Firing Offense, Nick's Trip, Shoedog... Read More →
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Carly Wray

writer/producer Westworld, The Leftovers, Mindhunter, Mad Men
Carly Wray is an award-winning television writer, producer, and screenwriter. A graduate of Reed College and USC's School of Cinematic Arts, Wray got her start on Mad Men, where she began as the writers’ assistant and ultimately won a Writers Guild Award for the show's final season... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary