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Friday, September 2 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
SCREENWRITING: How to Comport Yourself in Hollywood

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Let's say you've gotten yourself to L.A. and scored a meeting or two. Or that you've even managed to have something optioned. Now what? 

It is generally unwise to project your real personality and sterling character -- kind, trustworthy, generous and agreeable -- in these meetings. There is a fine line you must walk between confidence and arrogance, adding a dollop of scintillating wit to make harried executives look forward to the next time "that entertaining, live wire," -- you-- walks into their office.

This workshop will share tricks to help you attain this state. (I actually used to pop half a Xanax before my meetings with Spielberg so I wouldn't be visibly gasping with awe.) Hopefully you won't have to self medicate, but there are a variety of stances that will probably serve you better than ingenuousness.


Leslie Dixon

Leslie Dixon was raised mostly in San Francisco – in the city itself, thank you, not one of those flaccid little down-the-peninsula suburbs. She was one of those obnoxious but literate children who could both annoy and impress people. She had a fun mother, who did nothing to rein her in, but did drag her around to revival houses to see pre-Hayes Code films. An obsession was born. She got a library card at AFI and began checking out... Read More →

Friday September 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

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