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SyrFilmFest second annual scriptwriting workshop planned
The Syracuse International Film Festival (SIFF) has announced its second annual scriptwriting workshop. It will be hosted by Syracuse University alumnus Rob Edwards, writer of “Treasure Planet” and Academy Award-nominated “The Princess and the Frog.” Dani Menkin, writer and director of “39 Pounds of Love,” and Gil Kofman, screenwriter for “The Memory Thief,” will also contribute to this three-day intensive workshop.
The Scriptwriting Workshop will take place Oct. 12-14 and is open to students and adult writers, both amateur and professional. Each participant needs to come with the completed draft of an original, short script that will be the source material used during the workshop.
SIFF is adding a new and exciting component to this year’s workshops: local actors will read through the scripts of registrants. Those registered will experience their work transformed from the printed to page to actual performance.
Currently, workshop space is limited and registrants are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Contact the Syracuse International Film Festival for more information and registration details: 315-443-8826 or email email@example.com.