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Screenwriting: Adapt Your Book to Film and Sell the Rights to Hollywood

March 18, 2023

presented by Tim Chizmar & Mark Savage

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 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, todocumentaries 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.

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