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Writing Workshop

Hollywood North
Left Coast Crime 2019 is pleased to announce a Writing Workshop for writers, published or not, interested in learning about adapting work for the screen and screenwriting. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 9:00 AM – Noon, at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, the location of LCC 2019.

     Cost: $75 CAD for LCC registrants, $100 CAD for non-LCC registrants
     Note: Registration for the Writing Workshop is now closed.

Hollywood North
The film industry in Canadian is alive and well and is often referred to as Hollywood North. How does a book become a TV series, a movie, a play or anything else people are turning “properties” into in the 21st century? How do you pitch a project? And would you rather pitch your book, option it or hide under the covers when a producer calls to ask about your baby? How “attached” do you want to be an adaptation of your work? And how attached can you be? Mark Leiren-Young explores the realities of navigating the media scene.

Presenter: Mark Leiren-Young
“Mark Leiren-Young, who has a background in pretty much everything — journalism, television, comedy, theatre and film — is without a doubt one of the most talented, multi-disciplinary voices in Canada.” – National Post.
Mark Leiren-YoungRecent screen projects include writing and directing the award-winning documentary, The Hundred-Year-Old Whale, writing and acting in ReBoot: The Guardian Code and writing the MOW thriller, The Perfect Match. Mark has several screenplays in development, including an adaptation of sci-fi legend Spider Robinson’s sci-fi crime thriller, Very Bad Deaths. Mark was a story editor of the horror crime series, Blood Ties, and has been through the development dance with most of Canada’s major TV networks. Mark is the author of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World (winner of The Canadian Science Writers Book Award) and Never Shoot a Stampede Queen (winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour). Mark was the editor of Reel West and covered the Canadian entertainment scene for most of Canada’s major newspapers and magazines like The Hollywood Reporter.
Mark’s website: http://leiren-young.com