Oscar Winner Edward Saxon to Lead Online Education Program for Screenwriters
The Writers Store (www.writersstore.com) announced open registration for "A Producer's Guide to Navigating Your Screenwriting Career," an eight-session online education course with Edward Saxon, producer of acclaimed films including Silence of the Lambs, Adaptation and Philadelphia.
"I'm thrilled to partner with The Writers Store on these webinars," said producer Edward Saxon. "Despite Hollywood being the most written-about industry on the planet, there are ingrained misconceptions about how the business works. I've met hundreds of people who want to break in who are knocking on the wrong doors. I can't give people the talent to make it, but I can provide strategies that work in the real world."
Saxon's course is a deep dive into the movie business, and covers everything screenwriters need to know about moving ahead in Hollywood. Each lesson is a 60 to 90-minute webinar on an essential topic, from building a team and network to discovering the many different routes to Industry success. Registration is limited and fees are $99 per session, or an eight-course package priced $599. Program begins 3/7/14. Students will have their personal questions answered directly by Saxon.
"This is an unrivaled opportunity to learn from one of the Industry's top working producers," said Jesse Douma, President of The Writers Store. "Ed created a remarkably in-depth course that features the kind of topics screenwriters absolutely must understand before taking the dive into the movie business. Both aspiring and established screenwriters will find a wealth of information in these webinars that will change the way they approach their careers."
Academy Award-winner Edward Saxon has been producing feature films for 25 years. He has developed and produced pictures with Fox, Universal, Warner Brothers, Columbia, Paramount, and Disney. Combined, his films have grossed over $700M at the box office worldwide and garnered 12 Academy Awards. He won his Oscar for The Silence of the Lambs which swept Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture at the Academy Awards, one of only three films in history to do so. He also produced Philadelphia, which won 2 Academy Awards, Adaptation, which was nominated for 4 Academy Awards; and the Academy Award-nominated® documentary Mandela.
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