The Big Bear Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is clawing its way ever closer and we have some more news regarding its events and planning. Check out the news below.
Presenter: Victor Miller, author, original Friday The 13th (1980), Head Writer, All My Children.
“I have been reading other people’s screenplays (for free) for several years and, while I have never been accused of being an artist, I think, after 25 years in the business of turning out 5 hours of drama a week, I have become a really competent craftsperson.” This won’t be lecture-recitation but participatory.
Horror Business: Fangoria and Genre Journalism
Fangoria Magazine Editors Reflect on the Past, Present and Future of Horror’s #1 Magazine
Presenter: Larry Zerner, Attorney at Law
Learn how to protect your script from being ripped off. This session will cover:
· How to register with the Copyright Office.
· The ins-and-outs of copyright infringement.
· What to look for in a script option agreement.
· What to look for in a script purchase agreement.
· Protecting the title of your work.
· How to avoid being sued for libel
The ABC’s of Producing a Sci-Fi Concept Short – The Story of “Project Arbiter”
Presenter: Vicki de Mey
Project Arbiter is a sci-fi espionage story about a soldier who has been tasked with infiltrating a Nazi villa in Poland during WWII to discover its mysterious operations using a prototype suit which can temporarily render its occupant invisible. Vicki will discuss some of the key elements that went into each stage of the production including financing, scheduling, finding cast and crew, visual effects (over 200 shots) and marketing.
The Ins and Outs of the Makeup Industry – Round Table Discussion
Presenter: Michael Westmore
The 13 Top Ten Film Scoring Blunders
Presenter: Harry Manfredini
What would any horror or science fiction movie be without pulse-pounding music to get those goose bumps going? Find out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to scoring a film from this Hollywood veteran.
Reach for the Stars: A Practical Guide for Making Your Most Distant Dream Come True
Presenter: Kerry O’Quinn, Co-creator of Starlog, Fangoria, Cinemagic, Future Life, and Comics Scene magazines. With additional thoughts on success from those who’ve done it.
Founded in 2009, the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival® is held annually in the mountains of Big Bear Lake, CA, to recognize excellence in the film genres of horror and science fiction. This year’s festival is scheduled for September 30th – October 2. Film submission deadlines have passed, but tickets are available for purchase for the three-day event. For more information on the workshops and to get tickets in advance (recommended), please visit the Festival’s official website at www.bigbearhorrorfilmfest.com
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