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2011 Screenwriting Expo:
Program Highlights
Sept. 15-18, 2011
Westin Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles, Calif.

The annual Screenwriting Expo is  the biggest, most comprehensive, and most prestigious educational and networking meeting of screenwriter and aspiring screenwriters in the world.  Now in its seventh year, the Expo offers more than 200 educational seminars and sessions with writers; the Golden Pitch, the biggest screenplay pitch festival in existence; a prestigious roster of screenwriting Guests of Honor; a unique on-site scene-writing competition for prizes, the Cyberspace Open; and a series of evening networking receptions for workintg and aspiring writers.  

This year's program includes more than 75 brand new, advanced educational sessions never taught before at the Expo, along with the ost popular teachers from years past, including Syd Field, Karl Iglesias, Pilar Alessandra, Hollywood networking expert Heather Hale, and many more.  

The Program

Calendar Of Sessions; Session Descriptions; Speakers;  Search For Sessions
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For a view of the entire program, we suggest that you start at this
drill-down index of sessions.  This page will take you to pages at which you can see all sessions on a calendar by time, or listed by speaker, genre, subject, track, session type, and experience level taught, and a page at which you can search by keyword.  Basic Pass regstrants can sign up for individual classes using the links on these pages.

Guests of Honor And Master Writers
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Guests of Honor are the most popular sessions on the program, and we have an outstanding lineup this year, headed by the creative forces behind "Lost" and "Heroes,," Nancy Meyers, William Goldman, and more.  See this page for the full list to date; we encourage youto check the page occasionally for updates. See this page for a list of additional working writers on the program

The Golden Pitch Screenplay Pitch Festival
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With more than 60 production companies and agents receiving pitches, the Golden Pitch Festival has become one of the biggest, and possibly THE biggest, pitch meeting in the world. 

Expo Screenplay Competition
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The Expo Screenplay Competition is one of the most prestigious and richest screenplay contests around. More than $100,000 in cash and other prizes are awarded in front of hundreds of your peers at the Expo closing ceremony. 

Cyberspace Open Scene-Writing Competition
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Open on site to all Expo registrants, the CS Open is a unique contest.  In a series of eliminations, writers compete for three prizes.  One writer will leave with the top prize of $3,000.  The contest is judged by the audience at the closing ceremony after live readings of the scenes of two or three finalists.  there is no other contest like it.

How To Register; Registration Information
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See the registration page for basic information on the different types of passes, prices, and event tickets.  
Also, be sure to read our cancellation policy before you register.  This policy is the final word on refunds.
And do you want a Basic Pass or Gold Pass?  Click the link to learn what each pass offers.

Travel, Lodging, Directions, Hotels, Maps, Lunch and Dining, Parking, And All That
See the links in the "Travel and Lodging" box on the left side of this page.  This box appears on many pages on this site. 

If You Want To Exhibit Or Sponsor An Event Or Advertise In The Program
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If You Would Like To Be A Speaker
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We are seeking speakers in certain categories and on certain topics, and can add speakers in a few time slots right up until shortly before the Expo.  Click here for a description of the topics and people we seek, and then click here to propose.

Exhibit Hall
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Attending the Expo can save you money!  Virtually every product and service is offered at discount prices by the 30 exhibitors in the Expo Exhibit Hall.

Volunteer To work At The Expo
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