BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Selling to Hollywood Down Under screenwriters conference is a new joint venture between the American Screenwriters Association and Australian film and television enterprises. Partnering with the American Screenwriters Association are AusFilm, a unique collaboration of over 60 corporate members, Australia's state film offices and the federal government through the Department of Communications, and the Arts and Austrade, as well as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), which is dedicated to all forms of moving image film -- television, video games, Internet and other emerging digital technology. Featured speakers include American industry leaders such as producer Gary Goldstein (The Mothman Prophecies, Pretty Woman, Under Siege), Oscar-winning screenwriter Pamela Wallace (Witness, Alibi), Academy and Emmy Award-nominated producer and filmmaker Shelby Stone (Once Around, Boycott, Peace: Live With it or Rest in It), and fifteen additional industry experts from Australia and the United States. "The philosophy of the `Down Under' conference is in harmony with our organization's mission of building an international community of screenwriters," said John E. Johnson, ASA Executive Director. "It's a wonderful opportunity to accomplish our goals of breaking down the walls between the people writing scripts and those who can get them produced." The conference will provide educational workshops and marketing opportunities featuring an elite pool of Hollywood and Australia's producers, agents and studio reps. Attendees will experience an interactive mixture of lectures, seminars, and panel discussions with the ability for confirmed one- on-one time to pitch ideas and scripts to industry professionals. Personal faculty consultations will provide delegates with an opportunity to have unprecedented direct access to industry executives both local and overseas. In return the Australia and New Zealand film and television industry gains vital access to unknown "stories" by talented regional writers. The Selling to Hollywood Down Under Conference is scheduled for May 27 - 30, 2003 at the Star City Resort in Sydney, Australia. For more information on Selling to Hollywood Down Under or the American Screenwriters Association, call (866) 265-9091 or visit the ASA web site at http://www.goasa.com. Contact: Karen Thomas, Director of Public Relations (866) 265-9091 This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.
SOURCE American Screenwriters Association