Posts Tagged ‘women in film’

Steven Fischer Speaks at Discovery Nov 3, 2010

October 15, 2010

Join Old School New School director Steven Fischer, Emmy winning producers Raquel Divina Amparo and Sean McGarvey, and Betsy Walters, CINE’s Director of Competitions, for an interactive discussion on Making Your Awards Work for You!

November 3, 6:30 pm at Discovery, CINE co-hosts Making Your Awards Work for You with WIFV, TIVA-DC and NATAS-DC. Join us for an interactive panel of filmmakers and representatives of these organizations on how awards can help further the careers of emerging and established film, television and new media producers. $10 for members of WIFV-DC, NATAS and TIVA, and for CINE entrants; $20 general public.

Attendance is limited to 50 and will be on a first-registered basis. All registrations must be received by November 1. Register at


Steven Fischer to Appear at ScriptDC

October 1, 2009

“I don’t know why they need you to write for Bugs Bunny, he’s funny enough on his own,” a grandmother once said to her young writer grandson who had just shared his excitement in landing a job at Warner Brothers writing scripts for Bugs Bunny cartoons.

I was recently invited to speak at the Script DC conference (Oct 15-18). I will be part of a panel talking about writing for animation and how animation can be used for effective storytelling. The administrators of the event said they wanted to use one of my animated movies as an example … of what not to do, I guess. ;0)

Panel details:
Oct 17th, 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2009
University of California, Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

I was excited to learn that my friend Kristen Harris will also be on the panel! She was one of five animators I highlighted in my 2006 documentary Draw the Line.

The weekend will include workshops, networking, a screenplay competition, and some amazing speakers. Screenwriters Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning), and Jeff Porro and Robert Eisele (The Great Debaters) will be joining other invited local and national industry professionals to ensure that all conference participants gain the skills, knowledge and connections they need to be successful.

ScriptDC is presented by Women in Film & Video, TIVA-DC, DC Shorts Film Festival, Virginia Production Alliance, and The Actors Center. This event is possible with the support of the DC Office of Film and Television Production, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Julia Barbara, Sapling Pictures, Ann Barbara, and Leeza Gibbons.