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Past Meetings

June 2015: “How a Screenplay Many People Liked Became a Movie Few People Saw” With David Congalton

Screenwriters Association SB

Screenwriter David Congalton shares the eight-year odyssey from page to screen for the indie comedy “Authors Anonymous.” He’ll discuss the different creative (and business) choices that shaped the final film, how he got his script produced, and how the original story changed along the way (whether he wanted it to, or not). Come hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about having your screenplay produced. Go to www.imsdb.com if you want to read the shooting script for “Authors Anonymous” in advance.

David Congalton is a screenwriter and radio talk show host in San Luis Obispo. At the age of 59, he sold his first feature film script “Authors Anonymous” to Hollywood. The indie comedy, released in 2014 in theaters and VOD, stars Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Teri Polo, Jonathan Banks, and Dennis Farina in his final screen role. Congalton has a second script “Seven Sisters” currently optioned by producer Seth Caplan (“In Search of a Midnight Kiss”) and director Danny Leiner (“The Sopranos, ” “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle”). Congalton also served as the director of the Central Coast Writers Conference for 12 years. His web site is www.davidcongalton.com

Thurs, June 11th 2015, 7-9 pm • FREE and open to everyone!
Brooks Institute, 27 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
(Use the left side door across from Cost Plus World Market)