American Screenwriting Conference 2017

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American Screenwriting Conference 2017

Time: April 30, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
Location: The Delta King
Street: 1000 Front st.
City/Town: Sacramento Ca
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Phone: 916-525.5138
Event Type: $75
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Latest Activity: Feb 17

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Event Description

Dr Lew Hunter (Dean Emeritus of UCLA screenwriting) founded a group of professional screenwriters from all around the world for conversation, education and amazing films!

Held April 29th at the beautiful Delta King, a genuine 1860's riverboat and floating hotel located in historic Old Sacramento, The American Screenwriters Conference submerges writers into a wonderful day of cinema and writing.


With our SPECIAL DISCOUNTED WRITERS PASS you can attend all events of the Writers Conference plus our SACRAMENTO FILM AWARDS, also held on board the Delta King.

In addition, this pass gets SCREENWRITERS ONLY access to the entire run of the Sacramento Film Festival! (April 22nd to 30th)


Lew is the GODFATHER of American screenwriting, and founder of this conference. Dr. Hunter is Chairman Emeritus and Professor of Screenwriting at the UCLA screenwriting program. His former students include Allison Anders, Adrienne Parks, Alexander Payne, David Titcher and many others. Steven Spielberg calls Lew the BEST screenwriting teacher. 

Hunter lives in Nebraska where he heads a summer screenwriting colony for aspiring screenwriters.  In 1998, nine of the ten top-grossing films were written by students of Lew's.


this is a day-long summit where writers learn about the craft  in an intimate setting capped by our SACRAMENTO FILM AWARDS where we see who will win in 4 separate screenwriting categories including our grand prize, the Lew Hunter Screenwriting award for excellence!


Over the years the conference has featured many luminaries and film pros including...

Dallas King CEO of Red Rabbit pictures

Michelle Amor“Tupac Shakur, Before I wake”

Richard Walter - UCLA Dean of Screenwriting

John Daly - Producer, "Platoon"

...Plus MANY More!

2017 ITINERARY: (this year still under construction)

10AM -     A Writer's Journey

11AM -     Beyond Structure

12PM -    Lunch Break

1PM -      Pitch Fest

2PM -     Building Your Resume With Shorts

2PM -     Making a Living as a Writer 

7PM -     Sacramento Film Awards

Tickets:(800) 838-3006



Comment Wall

Comment by Martin Anaya on March 25, 2014 at 11:28am

Promises to be the best screenwriting  conference to hit Sac in...ever!

Comment by Jason Sinclair Astorquia on May 4, 2014 at 7:40pm

Thanks to all for this excellent day.  The time with the screenwriting panel, morning and afternoon, was enlightening well worth the festival pass in itself.  So thankful for all of your time and effort in putting this event together.  Wish I could have stuck around for the evening...  Looking forward to next year.


Jason Sinclair Astorquia


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