S225. Screenwriting: Eight Techniques Guaranteed to Take Your Script to the Next Level

D135, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


In this panel, screenwriters will discuss eight screenwriting techniques from successful films and screenplays such as setup/payoff, revealing character through action, and disclosure of information. This session will help both writers and instructors polish scripts that will stand out from the slush pile.


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 early screenwriters Frances Marion, Anita Loos, and Mae West in various academic journals.

Andrea Baltazar is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Weber State University where she teaches audio production, editing, and documentary filmmaking. She’s also a writer/director of a short film entitled “Urban Uber.” She graduated from Pepperdine University with an MFA in screenwriting.

Andrés Orozco is the writer/director of various award winning films, including Yo Soy Tu Niña, God Speaks Spanish, and 16 Summers. He is an Assistant Professor at Weber State University, where he teaches digital media, screenwriting, and oversees film production. He's also a working SAG actor.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center