Welcome to our Zoom Schedule.  We would like to invite you to the following  events.

Friday 4 P.M. EST Page Craft Screenwriting with Heidi Hornbacker

This is going to be an exciting creative session with Heidi Hornbacker, founder of  PageCraft.

“As a long-time coach and contest judge, I can tell on the first page if a script is going to be an engaging or painful read. We created PageCraft to help you solve your script’s problems or avoid them in the first place so you can take your script to the next level.

“Many of our clients have gone on to find representation, win contests, and become working writers. I’m a graduate of UCLA’s screenwriting program, and I’ve written numerous features, treatments, and TV pilots for various independent producers. In addition, I’ve directed and produced numerous commercials, music videos, and electronic press kits for various artists. I apply our PageCraft story principles to my own projects resulting in engaging pieces and happy clients. I will train you to do the same to unlock the potential of your writing. Let us help you craft a script that judges and executives can’t put down.”
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Saturday 4 P.M. EST – Going Bionic with Hammad Zaidi

Based on “Going Bionic,” the Film Threat based weekly column that Hammad Zaidi wrote 256 published articles on over a five-year period, this seminar is designed to help filmmakers, writers and musicians navigate their careers. Topics will include distribution insights, film festival strategies, pitching, packaging, and submission tactics, as well as many other things you need to know  that the “powers that be” will never tell you. Hammad Zaidi is the founder of Lonely Seal Releasing, an international film and television distribution and production company. He is also a buyer at the world’s most significant film sales markets, including the Cannes, Berlin, Hong Kong, etc. Hammad has also served as a cinema and screenwriting judge, screener, advisory board member, panelist, program curator and filmmaker advisor at several film festivals since 1997. These include, but are not limited to Sundance, SXSW, Slamdance, Nashville, Cinequest, and Flickerfest. Additionally, Zaidi is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.

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Sunday Afternoon Meet & Greet

Join us for our final hangout of the year!

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Sunday 8 P.M. Award Ceremony

We will be announcing the winners of the Lonely Seal Festival 2020!

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