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The first expo was held at the famed Silverado Resort in Napa, CA on March 25, 26, 27 2010. The Expo featured two days of classes and one full day devoted to a pitch fest where attendees could pitch their projects directly to the studios and production companies – such as HBO, DreamWorks, Universal, Syfy, Warner Bros. and Lionsgate.
The expo was extremely successful. Attendees came from over six foreign countries (Canada, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, England, and South Africa.) and were excited to meet with important industry experts. These classes and opportunities were well appreciated. Since the expo, we've received numerous testimonials about how the Expo changed attendees’ lives. Since the last expo ended, we’ve received hundreds of eager requests to find out when the next one will take place.
Just a few of the many Hollywood experts that were presenters at the event include:
The studios and production companies that attended and participated at the Pitch Fest were:
Casting companies and agents included:
Below are some of the photos of our presenters.
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“It was great. The best. Better than anything I’ve attended in L.A.” - Bill Davis (Screenwriter)
“This was the first time I ever pitched my story and was thrilled to receive such positive reviews from 2 BIG Movie Companies. All the presenters were Fab-u-lous, I was incredibly inspired by everyone!” - Diana Dawn (Radio host and aspiring actress)
“It really came together wonderfully and offered some terrific opportunities for aspiring screenwriters and actors!” - Lauren Marks (Host at The River, 97.3 FM)
“Those who were not at the Northern California Screenwriters Expo missed OUT BIG TIME!!! This event ROCKS. AbsolutelyAWESOME! Met some really great people, and received excellent information. Can’t wait for next year’s event - will definitely attend! Had a GREAT TIME! Can’t wait til next year and I will be booking EARLY!” - Laura M. LaMonaco (Actor)
“I cast 4 people at this year’s expo on projects!” - Toni Suttie, CEO of Integrity Casting
“Had a wonderful time in Napa and made what I hope are life-long friends!!! Thanks for a wonderful Expo.” - Danae McKillop-Shargel (Actress)
“True inspiration is all I can say regarding the event. You did a wonderful job and I am truly impressed by all of the wonderful events and the turn out. This [expo] will go far and I’m sure next year will be just as good if not better. . . It was a blast! Indeed one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had” - Angelica Morgan (Aspiring Screenwriter)
“I learned so much! And I’ve already heard back from two producers wanting to stay in touch.” Yvette Turner (Aspiring Filmmaker)
“The Expo blew me away! What an unbelievable experience” – Nayda Malmin (Attendee)
“The Northern California Screenwriter's Conference in Napa was one of the most enjoyable events I've ever attended.” – James Dalessandro (presenter at 2010 NCS Expo, Screenwriting instructor at SF Academy of Art Film School, and screenwriter of “1906”)
Northern California Writers brings together all writers - including novelists and screenwriters for a weekend of learning and connecting with successful authors, producers, agents, and editors.
For the aspiring novelist: we bring together publishers, editors and agents.
For screenwriters: we bring together actors, screenwriters, directors, and film financiers.
Our goal is to inspire, educate, and connect.
March 21-22, 2015
Hyatt Regency SFO
*TBA: London, Sydney, Mombai, Dubai, and Hong Kong.
On the left and down are photos from Past Expos, and the The Kerner Studios Fundraiser Event for Northern California Writers.
Popcorn Entertainment Group