2018 Screenwriting Panel

12_Tacoma Public Library Lo ResSaturday, February 24th, 1pm at Wheelock Library

This *FREE* panel discusses elements of storytelling through screenwriting, and what goes into crafting an impactful and effective cinematic story.

Moderated by Patric L. Rogers Patric L Rogers

Patric is a lifelong storyteller whose experience has spanned a variety of formats including short stories, periodicals, game books, and blogs.  He most recently branched off into the realm of screenwriting in which he is currently developing a rich fantasy universe.  He loves collaborating with other creatives and is honored to moderate another screenwriting panel for the Destiny City Film Festival.

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Heather Hughes
Heather is an award winning screenwriter and the president of Heather Hughes Productions. She is a recipient of the Templeton Foundation Kairos Prize for Screenwriting, a Hedgebrook Residency, was a Sundance Institute finalist and is represented by the Nethercott Agency and literary agent Gayla Nethercott. She sits on the advisory board of TheFilmSchool and teaches screenwriting at the Seattle Film Institute.
David Margolis
David Margolis is a Vancouver, BC based writer. His scripts have been optioned and placed in competitions, most recently as a Finalist at the 2017 Austin Film Festival in the Enderby Entertainment Awards (under $10m category). Last year David produced and directed the short film Glass Houses written by Tacoma scribe Jenni Prange Boran and will be on the festival circuit later this year. David is represented by Zero Gravity Management in New York.
Kevin Rexroat
Kevin has been hired to write or rewrite four feature-length films and a TV pilot. His screenplays and teleplays have finished as high as the finals in multiple competitions, including Emerging Screenwriters, The Austin Film Festival, Scriptapalooza, Final Draft’s Big Break, BlueCat, and others. His adaptation of Chris Crutcher’s DEADLINE has a producer attached and is currently under consideration at several production companies. Kevin is represented by the Nethercott Agency in Los Angeles.
Kristi Simkins
Kristi is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and editor. Her screenplays have won, or placed highly in, many acclaimed screenwriting competitions including the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. She’s both been hired to write and sold several award-winning screenplays. She is currently an editor on a large-scale documentary project call The School of Life Project. Kristi’s multi award-winning short film, SOMETHING SPECIAL, which she wrote and directed, was a finalist in a New Zealand international filmmaking competition judged by Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson and producer Barrie Osborne (LORD OF THE RINGS, THE MATRIX). SOMETHING SPECIAL screened at dozens of film festivals all over the world, including the Cannes Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, and the Palm Springs International ShortsFest. The film was also broadcast on television in the PBS series “Official Best Of Fest” and The Pentagon Channel.