CA – Just Add Pictures

WGAW GENRE COMMITTEE PANEL SHOWS WRITERS HOW TO TRANSFORM SCRIPTS INTO COMIC BOOKS

Saturday, 7/11, 10 a.m. – WGAW Second Floor. Mixer to follow. RSVP: Melinda Foley with “GENRE/COMIC” in the subject line. WGA and Caucus members in good standing only. Please include name, phone number and your recent or favorite credit for your nametag.

WHAT: The Writers Guild of America West’s Genre Committee presents Just Add Pictures – Turning Your Screenplay into a Comic Book, a panel discussion this Saturday, July 11, at WGAW HQ in Los Angeles. What do The Dark Knight, 300, A History of Violence, 30 Days of Night, and upcoming sci-fi thriller Surrogates have in common? They were all adapted from comic books and/or graphic novels. While comics continue to provide major source material for studio development slates, how do writers get their own original genre ideas to them? Writers, industry insiders, and other creative artists will share their experiences and insights on what it takes to turn a genre script into a graphic novel to grab studio executives’ attention.

WHO: Panelists scheduled to appear include: Scott Agostoni (WME2), Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Jeff Foster (Vin Di Bona Comics), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman), Wendy Pini (Elfquest, Masque of the Red Death), Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, The Man Called A-X), and CAA motion picture literary agent Jon Levin, whose clients include Dark Horse Comics, Top Cow Comics, and Stan Lee.

WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2009, 10:00 A.M.

WHERE: Writers Guild of America, West, 7000 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048