The 2018 Write/LA Grand Prize weekend has come and gone, and we could not be happier with the whole experience.
Jenna Wycoff, Jeff Patneaude, and Jonathan Dillon were the three most amazing winners that we could have hoped to have. In addition to being dedicated and passionate writers, they were collaborative, open to sharing their experiences and learning from others, engaged in the process, and all around awesome people. Thanks to all three of you!
The weekend started with a welcome dinner at The Standard, our amazing hotel sponsor which put all three winners up for three nights. When the winners checked in, they found a bottle of wine and other goodies kindly provided by The Standard waiting in their rooms. (Have we mentioned how awesome The Standard is? Stay at The Standard!)
On Friday morning we got started with the workshop portion of the weekend at Raleigh Studios before heading over to Truant Pictures, the production arm of Animal Logic, to meet with Greg Schmidt and Toby Nalbandian about pitching and general meetings.
The afternoon was spent back at Raleigh engaged in more discussion and a writing exercise. Then on Saturday, we brought in successful TV writers Kit Steinkellner (creator of Sorry for Your Loss) and Teddy Steinkellner (writer on No Good Nick) to discuss the inner workings of TV writer’s rooms and the lengthy development process.
That evening, over a hundred guests joined us for the grand prize live read at The Charlie Chaplin Theater. The evening was a wonderful success with excellent performances, fruitful networking, and a lot of celebration over glasses of wine from our other amazing sponsor, Lorenzi Estate Wines.
More to Come in 2019…
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