Script-to-Screen: Breaking Through

Event Details

Friday May 20, 2022 1:00 pm

via Zoom


Pathways for Underrepresented Creators in TV & Film

with Kate Hagen (Senior Vice President, The Black List)

Learn how to break through and stake your claim as an underrepresented writer!

It’s no easy task to break into the film and media industry. And, for some creators, it may feel as if the deck is stacked against them in more ways than others.

Join writer Kate Hagen as she reveals and explores the pathways that could lead to a big break for underrepresented creators in TV and film. Hagen will speak to her own experiences as an underrepresented creator, then address how other creators can forge their own ways into the industry.

Afterward, Kate will select 2-3 attendees to pitch their project live for immediate feedback! The workshop will end with a brief Q&A for all participants.

If you are interested in submitting your pitch for consideration to be shared during this workshop, you must RSVP and submit this form by Thursday, 5/12 at 12 PM ET (external – opens in a new window). Selected creators will be notified on Monday, 5/16.

Before submitting your script for the workshop, we urge you to register your work first via our Script Registration.

Kate Hagen is a writer living in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in Playboy, The New Yorker, The Hollywood Reporter, BBC, Letterboxd, and more. In 2019, she brought her viral essay “In Search of the Last Great Video Store” to TEDx – she also appears in THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER. Her essay on video store culture, “Beyond Nostalgia,” was recently published by Floating World Comics in Movie Madness: 30 Years Behind the Counter at Portland’s Iconic Video Store. She is also a member of the advisory council for legendary video store, Vidiots, in Los Angeles. Since 2014, she has worked with The Black List as an executive and producer, oversees a social media and website ecosystem including 250,000 users; edits, curates, and writes for the Black List Blog; and runs point on all website partnerships. You can also hear her on podcasts like NPR’s On Point, How Did This Get Made?, Scriptnotes, The Daily Zeitgeist, The Frame, and The Black List Podcast.

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