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Ghost Writers

Would the folks that think I’m “Ghost Writing” for Councilwoman Naeole please effing get a grip.

Tonight: BJ Penn Presents – “Just Scrap”


Big Island Film Festival Presents: Writing Screenplays That Sell

Big Island Film Festival is sponsoring a two day screenwriting seminar “Writing Screenplays That Sell” at the Ala Moana Hotel on November 7 & 8 from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Presenting will be 30 year veteran screenwriter Ron Osborn (see bio below).  A no host mixer will be held Friday evening.  Details will be given to participants at later time.  Cost of “Writing Screenplays That Sell” is $250 and deadline for registration and payment is November 1…. or if all spots are full.  Registration forms are available at BigIslandFilmFestival.com, which can be emailed to info@bigislandfilmf estival.com or faxed to 808-883-0254.  For further information you can call 808-883-0394.

Those wanting to stay at the Ala Moana Hotel can get special rates of $99 (plus appl. taxes) by contacting Kim at 808-944-4332 or kim.oshiro@alamoanahotel.com and telling her your part of “Writng Screenplays That Sell”.

Writing Screenplays That Sell

A from-the-ground- up approach to writing scripts that sell that is attuned to the present-day needs of the market, using direct input from actual studio and agency script readers, as well as from agents, taught by a working screenwriter with 30 years’ experience.  This is this not theoretical, this is not general, this is specific to crafting scripts for the business as it currently stands.  This will cover structure, character, theme, dialogue, etc., from the insider’s standpoint of today’s market:  what currently sells, what to avoid, tips from studio and agency readers to make your script stand out from the thousands that are submitted every year… and more.

Ron Osborn

Ron Osborn


A writer/producer with partner Jeff Reno, Ron started out in half-hour sitcom for shows such as Night Court and Mork and Mindy, then went to hour-long comedy for three seasons on Moonlighting where he was nominated for 4 Emmys, a Humanitas, and a Writers Guild Award.  Other hour-long shows include Cupid and The West Wing, where he was nominated for his second Writers Guild Award.  He has done numerous feature rewrites, including The Flintstones, and feature originals such as Meet Joe Black.  His spec solo feature Visitation has been optioned and he has just adapted the supernatural novel The Elementals for The Orphanage.   His favorite job in 27 years of writing was as co-creator, head writer and executive producer on 70 episodes of the animated show Duckman, starring Jason Alexander, which was nominated for 2 Emmys and 3 Cable Ace awards.  Ron also teaches screenwriting for Dreamworks.  At the 2009 Big Island Film Festival, Ron was given the

Golden Honu Award for Screenwriting (the very first) for his screenwriting career.

Don’t get shut out of this very special screenwriting seminar.

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