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SFTV In Conversation | The New Storytellers with Katie Ford

Screenwriter and playwright Katie Ford (Miss Congeniality, Desperate Housewives, Prayers for Bobby) explores the contemporary storytelling landscape in this unique interview series. Three act structures and the Hero’s Quest have become relics, replaced by fast moving, inclusive, myth-based narratives that are not only more diverse, but more interactive. It’s an exciting time to be a creator and a storyteller, and these four conversations will show you why.

Part essay, part interview and part audience participation, for four Thursdays in October this speaker series will not only make you think, it will let you know that the new you.


Week Four | Creating a Black List Script

Guest: Megan Halpern, Director of Events at The Black List.

Every year, The Black List releases its prestigious list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Since its founding in 2005, four hundred Black List scripts have been produced, grossing over $26 billion in box office revenue worldwide. Black List movies have won 53 Academy Awards from 262 nominations, including four of the last ten Best Picture winners and ten of the last 22 best screenplay Oscars.

To close out the series, Katie will talk to Megan about what makes a Black List script, about where authenticity and heart meet box office, and about how to create work that resonates for a worldwide audience. It will be essential info for not only screenwriters, but directors and producers as well.

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