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Upcoming Event!

On Saturday, March 18, 2023
at 9:30 a.m.

Diamond Valley Writers’ Guild Meeting

March 18, 2023 9:30 a.m. PDT

Live and in person at the Hemet Public Library,

300 E. Latham Avenue, Hemet

 or attend via Zoom.

Email for an invite!


Adapt Your Book to Film and Sell the Rights to Hollywood

Tim Chizmar

Mark Savage

Tim Chizmar

Tim is an award-winning speaker, headlining Comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, and bestseller whose books include Soul Traitor, Modern Madness, and others that shall not be named, as they were written while working as a ghostwriter for some of today’s hottest authors and celebrities. His work has been included in short story collections, notably Chicken Soup for the Soul, and has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and on websites including Fangoria and First Comics News. Tim’s collaboration with writing legend Clive Barker was featured in the Bram Stoker-award-winning book, It’s Alive: bringing your nightmares to life published by Crystal Lake Press. Tim also co-founded the Las Vegas Chapter of the prestigious Horror Writers Association and has held membership in various writers’ organizations including the Writers Guild of America. ​Tim's​ experience working with networks​,​ ​like​ Comedy Central and Showtime, as well as Hollywood production companies​,​including Full Moon and Asylum​,​ has allowed him to bring his unique vision to the big screen.



Mark Savage

Mark is an Australian-born director/producer/writer who sold his first feature, Marauders, to the international market at the age of 24. Since then, he’s worked on numerous diverse projects ranging from action/comedies, such as Sensitive New Age Killer, to documentaries including one about Jackie Chan titled Beyond Mr. Nice Guy. Other film credits include Narrow Gauge, Trail of Passion, The Sentimental Assassin, Defenceless, Fertisle, Pond Scum, Stressed to Kill, Purgatory Road, and Painkiller. Recently he completed principal photography on three more films: Bring Him Back Dead, Hell's Coming for You, and Kill Craft. Mark also has extensive distribution experience having worked for Orion Pictures, Absurda (David Lynch’s company), and Village-Roadshow.

 And don’t forget to join us afterward for our monthly no-host networking luncheon at
Emilio’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 
2340 S. San Jacinto Avenue.

We have a 12:00 noon reservation, so if you get there first, let them know you’re with the Guild.

Unable to attend in-person? Email 
to request a Zoom invite for the event.

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