This weekend, The Script Lab is proud to host the first ever TSL Summit Live Interview Series! We’re partnering with ScreenCraft to bring you live, in-studio interviews with over 30 Hollywood creators, with questions ranging from breaking into the industry, to the realities of day-to-day life inside the Hollywood machine.
This weekend’s interviewees include:
Alex Lerner, Hollywood Manager from Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment:
Alex Lerner is a manager at Kaplan/Perrone, an agency specializing in writers and directors, both in feature film and television. Their clients write for some of the biggest, best shows on television, including House of Cards, Black Sails, and Portlandia.
Jorge Gonzalez, Contest Coordinator and Industry Outreach Manager for The Tracking Board:
Jorge Gonzalez is the Contest Coordinator and Industry Outreach Manager for The Tracking Board, and industry-lauded organization that prides itself on helping writers nail down representation and sell their screenplays. Their annual Launchpad contest is one of the most prestigious in the business, boasting no shortage of success stories.
Joey Tuccio, Founder of Roadmap Writers:
Joey Tuccio is the co-founder of Roadmap Writers, a business that provides several services to screenwriters including coverage, screenplay consultation, and open pitch sessions – all with the goal of equipping writers with the tools and training necessary to foster deep connections within the industry.
Carol Kirshner, Executive for CBS Diversity Writing Program, WGA Showrunners Program:
Carole Kirschner is the director of the WGA Showrunner Training Program, a well as CBS’s Diversity Writers Program. She has over 18 years of experience in the television industry, including as head of Steven Spielberg’s first Amblin Television. She now works as an entertainment career coach, helping creative professionals to navigate the labyrinth that is show business.
Cathryn Humphris, TV Producer/Writer
Cathryn Humphris is a prolific television writer and producer whose credits include Supernatural, NCIS: New Orleans, Under the Dome, and Elementary. In 2010, she won a WGA Award for her work on Mad Men, which she joined in its third season.
Demian Lichtenstein, Writer/Director:
Demian Lichtenstein is the writer, director and producer of several feature films including Venus & Vegas, and 3000 Miles to Graceland. He served as Chairman of the New York Independent Film Coalition for two years and has directed music videos for Sting, Queen Latifah, Warner Bros, Columbia Pictures, and Sony, among others.
Each interview will be filmed in front of a live audience, meaning we want you to be a part of the action. Planning to be in Los Angeles this weekend? Join us in person this Saturday, May 13. Tickets are available now for both our morning and afternoon sessions.
See you soon!