• Jul 18, 2021 from 5:00am to 5:00pm
  • Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2021



Originated in 2004 and held at the beautiful Delta King, a genuine 1860's riverboat and floating hotel located in historic Old Sacramento, the ASC was founded by the God Father of American screenwriting, Dr. Lew Hunter, Dean Emeritus of UCLA. Due to COVID, this year's event is a fantastic, ALL DIGITAL EXPERIENCE! Read on:

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With our SPECIAL WRITERS PASS (just $95)  you get a day-long summit learning screenwriting in an intimate online setting  PLUS The SACRAMENTO FILM AWARDS and the ENTIRE SAC FILM FEST!


Or call: Tickets: (800) 838-3006 

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10:30 am - Samantha Herman, Hallmark writer/entertainment attorney
11:00 am - Paul Witten, Sean Wing, and Mara Marini (writer/actor/producers)
12:00 pm - Felischa Marye (B.E.T. showrunner/writer/producer)
12:30-1:30 pm -  Tim Albaugh (development, producer, writer, professor)
1:30 - 2:00 pm - Lunch (W/ Short films from Mara, Sean, and Paul)
2:00 pm -  Susan Deming (casting director/actor/producer)
4:00 pm - LOGLINE PITCH FEST W/ Richard Broadhurst


2021 GUESTS: 

9089551293?profile=RESIZE_400xFELISCHA MARYE - is an American television writer and producer. Marye is best known for being the creator and writer of the show Bigger, which debuted on BET+ during the 2018-2019 fall lineup. In 2017, Marye became a writer on the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why


9197954072?profile=RESIZE_400x TIM ALBAUGH -  is a writer/producer who has taught screenwriting at UCLA, UC Irvine, Hollins University, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Feature Animation. His students have include creators of the recent film ALL EYEZ ON METHE MACHINISTBLACKISH, INSECURE, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, HAWAII FIVE-O, IZOMBIE, THE ROOKIE, and many others. Tim is currently serving as Executive Producer on Royal Viking Entertainment’s (BLACK AND BLUE, WORTH) upcoming feature comedy THE STARTUP. This is a co-production with eOne (GREEN BOOK) and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (CRAZY RICH ASIANS).



PAUL WITTEN - Screenwriter, Showrunner, actor, Paul is  known for Behind The Candelabra with Michael Douglas and The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston. In 2019 he co-wrote and starred in the Award-winning A Play and recently created, wrote, and produced a 13 part show for Netfilx called Dropping The Soap starring Jane Lynch. In July, Paul will feature in the New Robert De Niro film, The Comeback Trail.


SEAN WING - is an actor, musician, screenwriter who first appeared on an episode of the CBS series Touched by an Angel. He may be best known for his roles as Chris Pritchett in the ABC Family series Beautiful People and Chad Griffin in the ABC series The Whole Truth. Sean appeared the BBC/HBO production Hello Ladies with Stephen Merchant and co-wrote the 2020 Award winner, A Play with Paul Witten

9089560266?profile=RESIZE_400xSAMANTHA HERMAN - Multi hyphenate Samantha Herman is an entertainment industry attorney and published romance novelist who has also written six films for the Hallmark channel, including Mingle all the Way and Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen. She has several films in development. Samantha speaks to the business and the art of cinema.

RICHARD BROADHURST - award-winning playwright/screenwriter.  Richard has worked with Larry MossNoah WyleJason AlexanderEdward Asner and many others. He has also acted in many productions including  One Life to Live.



SUSAN DEMMING - Casting Director. Susan Deming, CCDA, has served as Casting Director for The Arsenio Hall Show on CBS. Her broad-ranged roster of projects includes major commercial campaigns for Apple, Microsoft, plus multiple comedy sketches for Disney Channel, Bill Nye Saves the World on NetflixCarpool Karaoke the Series on Apple Music and World of Warcraft on YouTube. She served on the feature films, Hall Pass and The Three Stooges, and the Comedy Central series, Jon Benjamin Has a Van.


DAWN SPINELLA (host) -  winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award, Dawn is an MFA in film from UCLA. She penned the biographic of autistic cyclist Freddie Hoffman and has consulted on various projects for Minerva Productions (The Kids Are All Right). She is currently directing a film through a Women In Film grant entitled, SMASHED.

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  • Thank You to ALL who attended! We truly appreciate you!
  • Thanks again to the American Screenwriting Festival, Martin Anaya, and Dawn Spinella for putting together a great event. The wealth of information that I was exposed to was priceless. I am so grateful for my Screenplay, "Camp One Three, " being selected which opened the door for an awesome opportunity. Congrats for a job well done!
  • What a fantastic and varied lineup for screenwriters.
  • I had a great time while learning lots at Sunday's American Screenwriter Conference. Kudos for an excellent lineup with many opportunities to interact and ask questions. It was a pleasure and an honor.
  • Honored and thrilled to be here today and have my screenplay "The McLean Gang" accepted.
  • I will be dropping a link via email by 9A.M. Pacific on the 18th to all who have a paid pass per instructions above. If you do NOT see the pass in your email by 9:30am and have checked your spam folders with no luck, call me at 916.524.5138. Looking forward to seeing you ALL!
  • Best Wishes to Everyone!!
    It's an honor to be here with you.
    Jennifer Rubin
    Actress Writer
  • Stoked to have my pilot, Diverse Code as an official selection. Looking forward to tomorrow.

    What time does this start? And is there a schedule?
  • Thank you so much for honoring my screenplay, "The Loser's Club," as an Official Selection in The American Screenwriting Conference. Greatly appreciated. I look forward to July 18.
  • I’m incredibly thankful to have “The Moron” and “The Seedling” as official selection in the American Screenwriting Conference in 2021!
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