The first session of STORY CONFERENCE was held at the Beverly Hills Library on Saturday, September 14th.  It was hosted by Christopher Lockhart, Executive Story Editor at ICM.  He was joined by co-worker Jack d’Annibale, Senior Story Analyst.   Over 70 aspiring writers attended.  The screenplay MR. STILTSKIN - by Michael Ferrari - was analyzed by the group.  Jack took the stage and spoke about screenwriters creating “hope and fear” in moviegoers.  Later, an open forum enabled writers to practice pitches and iron out story glitches.

Jack d’Annibale has graciously consented to co-host the remaining five sessions.  Before joining ICM, Jack worked for CAROL BODIE ENTERTAINMENT (GIRL INTERRUPTED) and as a story consultant throughout the industry.  After having studied history as an undergraduate at Columbia University, he earned an MFA in screenwriting from USC. 

Visit the FORUM and voice your opinion on the workshop, MR. STILTSKIN, or provide log lines, script pages, or ideas for feedback.  Since STORY CONFERENCE is an evolving workshop, offer suggestions on how to make the CONFERENCE even more effective. 

As we prepare for the second session on Saturday, September, 28th, visit the website to access the next featured screenplay:

SOMETHING OF THE PASSING MOMENT by Kate Maney.