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I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Discount for Screenwriting Expo

As promised previously, I have a discount code for you all to use for the upcoming Screenwriting Expo in October. The discount code will get you $10 off the registration fee between now and September 14th, or $30 off after that. So for best rates, register before September 14th and use the code; fees will be $64.95 for a regular registration and $289.95 for a Gold Pass.

To use the code, click HERE. After choosing which of the two options you'd like and clicking on the "Register Now" button, insert the code 2007Expo_Haber in the Coupon Code slot. Then hit "Apply Coupon."

Once again, here is my course schedule for the event:

Joel Haber (Rated a star speaker in 2005, 2006)

Thursday, October 25
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Writing to be Read Course Level: ALL
Course Description: You already know that format errors and poor grammar mark your screenplay as amateurish, turning off any script reader to whom it is assigned. Professional script analyst and screenwriter Joel Haber draws on his experience to examine specific examples of screenplays that were rejected, taking your understanding of the reader's thought process to a higher level. If you can get past what might annoy a reader and really get into his or her head, you can learn how to give your screenplay a better chance of garnering that coveted RECOMMEND rating!
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Thursday, October 25
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Verbalizing the Visual Moved from Thurs at 9 a.m. Course Level: ADV
Course Description: While you may write witty dialogue, how do you fare with long, active passages in which little dialogue is uttered? Professional screenwriter and script analyst Joel Haber examines excerpts from the screenplays of well known movies to highlight the techniques that help to create the evocative descriptions that can enliven chases, fights, physical comedy and even sex scenes.
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Thursday, October 25
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Effective Use of Flashbacks and Voiceovers Course Level: ADV
Course Description: Flashbacks and voiceovers are much-maligned storytelling devices, and there are few ways to make your script look more amateurish than through their misuse. However, when used effectively, they can go a long way to creating a mood, adding suspense or surprise, or simply telling your story in a unique way. Professional screenwriter and script analyst Joel Haber highlights ways these tools can be used to positive effect, using excerpts from well known films as illustration.
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Friday, October 26
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Verbalizing the Visual: Scene Creation Workshop Moved from Thurs at 3 p.m. Course Level: ADV
Course Description: In this workshop follow-up to his Verbalizing the Visual seminar, professional screenwriter and script analyst Joel Haber will work with students to put the techniques into effect. Participants will create scenes from scratch, which we will then review collectively to examine the application of the Verbalizing the Visual techniques. Please note: this workshop is designed for those participants who have already attended the Verbalizing the Visual seminar, at this Expo or in previous years.
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As it gets a little closer, I'll also offer up some of my picks/suggestions for other seminars and events. Hope to see you all there!

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