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The 2011 Screenwriting Expo
Sept. 15-18, 2011
Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90045

Advance Discount Registration Information

Registration Options And Opportunities

Cancellation Policy:
By registering, you contractually agree to the Cancellation Policy

Click through to the new registration system to buy a Gold Pass or a Basic Pass.  See the difference between these two passes below.  Registering early for either pass gives you high priority for buying Golden Pitch tickets.

The registration form also provides opportunity for you to buy:
  • Registration Cancellation Assurance -- a new refund program if you can't attend
  • Tickets to the pre-Expo Pitch Boot Camp held during the day Sept. 15, 2011
  • Discount-priced tickets to seminars (Basic Pass registrants only -- included with a Gold pass
  • Tickets to three evening receptions (Basic Pass only--included with a Gold Pass)
  • Screenwriting Expo and screenwriter T-shirts
  • Coming soon: screenwriter coffee mugs and travel mugs 
Gold Pass
Or Basic Pass?  

Compare Benefits And Prices:

Gold Pass
($299.95) Is The Most Convenient.
It give you priority seating if you arrive before general seating begins (10 minutes into sessions).

With the Gold Pass, you pay one $299.95 price and receive:

    – Free early entry to all seminars.  Basic Pass registrants pay $5 in advance or $6 on site per seminar.  You can save up to $80.

    – Bypass the lines: priority seating at any seminar (other than Pitch Boot Camp) if you arrive early.  Seating is not absolutely guaranteed – some smaller seminars will fill up with earliest-arriving Gold Pass registrants – but in the vast majority of cases, a Gold Pass and early arrival will get you into an excellent seat.  It is the best assurance that you’ll see everything you want without the extra effort of buying tickets. 

    – Bypass the ticket line.  A Gold Pass saves you from having to stand in line for event tickets.

    – Free tickets to all three networking parties.  At $30 each, this is a $90 value.

    – Priority access to special events, such as screenings, which may be set up later.

    – A free full subscription to Creative Screenwriting Magazine.  This is a $23.95 value in the US, $29.95 in Canada/Mexico, and $44.95 if you're from another country.

    – The right to buy tickets to the Golden Pitch event.

The Only Additional Possible Costs Incurred By Gold Pass Recipients Are:
  • Your meals, other than food provided at the receptions.  The Westin Los Angeles Airport has excellent food options and there are other food options nearby..  
  • Golden Pitch Tickets.  Only registrants can pitch, so you need a Gold or Basic Pass to pitch.  Tickets are an additional $25 each, or 20% off for five or more purchased together. 
  • Special Events, if any.  We and the Scriptwriters Network co-sponsor a Pitch Boot Camp on Thursday ($25), Sept. 15 before the Expo officially begins. Both Gold Pass and Basic Pass registrations will need to buy tickets for this event.  Examples of other possible special events: a movie screening for which we might have to rent the theater or projection equipment; or a special guest speaker whom we'd have to fly in First Class from out of town or pay a large speaking fee.
The Basic Pass ($99.95) Is The Most Economical:
With the Basic Pass, you can minimize costs if you are attending the Screenwriting Expo on a budget. 

The Basic Pass gets you into the Expo for $99.95, and gives you:

    – The right to buy tickets to individual seminars at $5 each or $6 on site.  NOTE: in rare instances, you may be denied a seat at a purchased session if it fills up with early-arriving "Gold Pass" registrants.  If that happens, you may use your ticket for another seminar or receive a refund.  
    – The right to attend free events, including Guest of Honor sessions and numerous free panels with producers, agents, and managers. 
    – The right to buy tickets to evening Networking Receptions ($30 per ticket).
   –  A free 1-year subscription to the digital edition of Creative Screenwriting Magazine ($11.95 value).
    – The right to buy a paper subscription to Creative Screenwriting Magazine at a discount price of $11.99 (you save $12).
    – The right to buy tickets to the Golden Pitch event.

Everyone Must Have A Basic Pass, Gold Pass, Or VIP Badge To Attend Events:

No one will be admitted to any event without a Basic Pass or Gold Pass badge.