Killer Nashville is proud to launch its first Screenwriting Intensive as part of the Killer Nashville weekend, featuring Hollywood screen and television writers Heywood Gould, April Kelly, Steven Womack, and Philip Cioffari.
Heywood Gould’s screen credits include Cocktail; Rolling Thunder; The Boys from Brazil; Streets of Gold; One Good Cop; Trial by Jury; Mistrial; Double Bang; The Equalizer; N.Y.P.D.; and Fort Apache, the Bronx. Gould will kick off the event at the Killer Nashville Conference on Friday, August 24, 2012.
April Kelly is the screenwriter and creator of Boy Meets World; Mork and Mindy; Becker; The Pursuit of Happiness; I Still Dream of Jennie; How to Murder a Millionaire; Free Spirit; Out of This World; Webster; Partners in Crime; Teachers Only; Love, Sidney; Happy Days; Goober & The Trucker’s Paradise; Baby, I’m Back; Szysznyk; Donny and Marie; The Jacksons; Rich Little Show; The Jim Stafford Show; and more.
Steven Womack is an Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author/screenwriter. His work includes the screenplays for the TV movies Volcano: Fire on the Mountain and Proudheart. Womack is also a film professor and former chair of Watkins Film School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Philip Cioffari is a novelist, screenwriter, and writing professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He is the winner of the Tartt Fiction Prize, the D.H. Lawrence Prize, and the New Voices award. Philip is an independent filmmaker whose film Love in the Age of Dion has won numerous film awards including Best Feature Film at the Long Island International Film Expo.
The program will begin with a Thursday night screening of Gould’s film Fort Apache, the Bronx at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel. Friday’s curriculum will begin with an optional presentation by forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass (father of modern forensic science, founder of the University of Tennessee’s “The Body Farm” made famous by Patricia Cornwell, and half the New York Times bestselling writing duo “Jefferson Bass”). The screenwriting intensive will follow immediately thereafter with four one-hour screenwriting sessions:
Plotting the Screenplay (Heywood Gould)
Formatting a Script (Steven Womack)
Scenes and Subplots (April Kelly)
Getting Your Screenplay Ready to Sell (Philip Cioffari & Heywood Gould)
Selling Your Screenplay (Heywood Gould, April Kelly, Steven Womack, Philip Cioffari)
$60 – Screenwriting Intensive plus Dr. Bill Bass Presentation
$15 – “Selling Your Screenplay” breakout session
Screenwriters of all genres will benefit from this event, which is being held concurrently with the Killer Nashville Conference, held annually on the weekend surrounding the fourth Saturday in August. Killer Nashville was created in 2006 by writer/filmmaker Clay Stafford to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. Killer Nashville 2012 will be held on August 24-26, 2012 at Nashville’s five-star Hutton Hotel.