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Tom Schulman

Tom Schulman  wrote “Dead Poets Society” for which he received an Academy Award for best original screenplay. Other credits include “What About Bob?” along with “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Medicine Man” and “Holy Man.” He wrote and directed “Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag.”

He recently wrote and directed “Double Down South,” a gambling thriller that will be released in January.

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To watch the recording of Tom’s 2023 presentation, click here.


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Terri Emerson

Terri Emerson wrote “Bernie the Dolphin” and “Bernie the Dolphin 2” starring Patrick Muldoon and Kevin Sorbo. She has written two crime drama TV series, “Motor City” and “Hunting Brielle.” She also has written comedy scripts, “T-Minus 100” and “Sister Mary’s Watchdog.”

To watch the recording of Terri’s 2023 presentation, click here.


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Dana Weissman

Dana Weissman  is the Director of Programs at the Writers Guild of America, East, where she oversees member events and programs including elections, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, social events, screenings, staged readings, film festival outreach and Annual Awards competition and celebration.

To watch the recording of Dana’s 2023 presentation, click here.


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Anita Modak-Truran

Anita Modak-Truran  is the executive producer of the acclaimed documentary “Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead,” which explores the life and legacy of Nobel prize winner William Faulkner. Anita currently heads Butler Snow’s Entertainment and Media Group, where she represents entertainment clients in business and litigation matters around the country.

To watch the recording of Anita’s 2023 presentation, click here.

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Ella Douglas

Ella Douglas  is a literary manager based in Los Angeles and encompasses a range of roles including: fundraising, storytelling, and intellectual property. Ella’s current endeavors include two compelling female-driven biopics: “Helen” and “In Your DNA” —currently in production.

To watch the recording of Ella’s 2023 presentation, click here.

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Barb Doyon

Barb Doyon  is a Hollywood Story Analyst and ghostwriter, with a portfolio of over 50 book adaptations for film and TV.  Barb has authored several industry-related books, including guides on screenwriting and getting an agent, available on Amazon.

To watch the recording of Barb’s 2023 presentation, click here.