S283. Eight Mistakes Screenwriters Make and How to Fix Them

Room 17, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


In this panel, screenwriters examine the common problems they see in the work of the emerging script writer and offer strategies to correct those issues. This session helps both writers and instructors identify and fix their own work or the work of their students.


Leslie Kreiner Wilson, PhD, is a produced screenwriter and directs the MFA Program in Writing for Screen and Television at Pepperdine University. Her recent publications include fiction as well as essays on screenwriters Frances Marion and Anita Loos in several academic journals.

Tom Provost wrote Under Suspicion starring Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman. It was nominated for an Edgar Award. He wrote and directed The Presence starring Oscar winner Mira Sorvino. The film won numerous Best Picture and Best Director awards. He is an honors graduate from UT Austin.

Andrés Orozco is the writer/director of various award-winning films, including Yo Soy Tu Niña, God Speaks Spanish, and 16 Summers. He is currently an assistant professor at Weber State University, where he teaches digital media courses and oversees film production. He is also a SAG actor.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside