LECTURERS AND INSTRUCTORS
Artistic Director for Story &
Arvid has built up and is the creator of Story Academy on Gotland. Arvid has worked with films for over 25 years and on a number of scripting projects, for example, for the Swedish film industry. Arvid Unsgaard's films have been acclaimed in the media, and had won a number of international awards.
Instructor in commercial screenwriting
Paolo Vacirca works as screenwriter. He has worked as development manager at AB Svensk Filmindustri. Paolo has written a lot of scripts on assignments. He has, for example, written the script The Hypnotist, who Lasse Hallström directed.
Instructor in Storytelling techniques
Karel Segers is a story consultant, writer and producer. Karel is also a certified teacher whose lectures have inspired students all over the world. His clients include award-winning filmmakers, of which three Oscar-nominees. Karel ranks among the world's most influential people for screenwriting on social media.
Instructor in writing a feature
She teaches part-time at the AFI, Her screenwriting credits include MARS, DOLPHIN TALE, GRACIE, A WALK TO REMEMBER, THE MATCHMAKER, and FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON. DUMA was named a top ten pick of 2005 by the LA Times.
Lecturer/ instructor in storytelling
Michael Hauge has been one of Hollywood's premier Story consultant since 1985. He has worked with numerous screenwriters, writers and filmmakers. He has consulted projects with Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts and Morgan Freeman. He is also the author of the best-selling "How to pitch in 60 seconds" and "How to write a screenplay that sells"
Instructor in writing feature
Mazur has taught screenwriting for the past 10 years, including four years at AFI and five years with the Professional Writing Program at USC. He's written or co-written scripts for Universal, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., MGM, Imagine, Paramount, Sony, CBS, A&E, Spike TV, and Disney, including LIAR, LIAR and latest "The Philosophy of Phil"
Instructor in writing a feature
Honing his own skills through writing for the theater and practicing the craft as taught by Frank Daniel and Milos Forman, Screenwriting, he says, isn't a craft you can learn from a book. "The best way is to learn from someone who knows the craft, so you can see how theories can be applied to your own work."
Instructor for TV- Writing
Instructor in feature
Instructor in TV-Writing
Instructor in TV-Writing
Veteran TV writer/showrunner, William Rabkin is the author of the best-selling Writing the Pilot and Writing the Pilot: Creating the Series. He is an associate professor of television writing. Twice nominated for the Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America, he is currently developing and writing a 12-episode thriller for Chinese television and consulting for a major Dutch production company.
Professional Script Developer with a decade of experience of working on all aspects of the script development process.
Currently working as a Development Executive for Kevin DeWalt at Mind's Eye Entertainment, He have also worked as a reader for BBC, Channel Four, STV and HBO Europe.
Michael Colleary is an American film producer, screenwriter and television writer. His writing credits include Face/Off etc
Colleary is currently the writer-showrunner of the independently financed, action-adventure TV series, The Professionals.
Instructor in TV writing
MFA, television writer, and WGA member whose writing credits include House MD, Boomtown, Battlestar Galactica, and Falling Skies. Mr. Thompson was a former story analyst for Icon Pictures, Village Roadshow, and John Wells Productions. He has also sold pitches to various networks including CBS, HBO Films, and Stage 9 Productions (Disney), and is a contributing author to Inside the Room (Gotham Books/Penguin).
Kathie Fong Yoneda
Lecturer/ Instructor for pitching
With over 30+ years of industry experience, Kathie Fong Yoneda has worked for such prestigious studios as Paramount, Columbia, MGM, Universal, 20th Century Fox, and Disney. Her career includes executive positions with Walt Disney Studios, Touchstone, Island Pictures and Walt Disney TV Animation. Through her career, she has evaluated more than 20,000 submissions in the areas of film, television, novels, plays and web series.
GUEST SPEAKERS/ INSTRUCTORS
Some of all guest teachers/ or and instructors we had through the years. Many of them is returning speakers/ instructors.
Cindy Mollo | Lecturer
Experienced film and series editor, with titles as Ozark, Book of Eli, House of cards and Madmen
Cilla Jackert | Lecturer
One of the most experienced Swedish Screenwriter with titles as ”Vår tid är nu”, Känn ingen sorg, Molander and the upcoming series Tunna blå linjen.
Filip Hammarström | Lecturer
Executive producer and showrunner most known for jordskott.
Mikhail Krichman | Lecturer
Photographer for movies like Leviatan, The return and loveless.
Steve Kaplan | Lecturer
For years, Steve Kaplan has been one of the industry’s most sought-after experts on comedy.
David Sacks | Lecturer
Emmy award Screenwriter and producer with credits for the Simpson, 3rd rock from the sun, Malcolm in the middle and the new Final Space.
David N Weiss | Lecturer
Screenwriter who was written Shrek 2.
David Trottier | Lecturer
He is a produced screenwriter, top script consultant, and award-winning teacher.
Jeff Schechter | Lecturer
He is a American screenwriter and executive producer with credits as the series Stitchers, Overruled
Douglas Soesbo | Lecturer
He is a screenwriter and former Story analyst at Universal Picture. Writer credits for the movie Boulevard with Robbin Williams.
Linda Aronson | Lecturer
She is a Award-winning Scriptwriter, Playwright and Novelist. Teaches & consults on screenwriting internationally.
Linda Seger | Lecturer
A legendary screenwriting & story coach, screenplay consultant.
Bob Schultz | Lecturer
He is a producer and screenwriter and experienced pitch lecturer.
Danny Rubin | Lecturer
Screenwriter most known for Groundhog Day.
Signe Olynik | Lecturer
She is a producer and screenwriter known for Below Zero.
Chris Soth | Lecturer
Screenwriter and lecturer, who is mostly known for his mini movie method.
Bob Dolman | Lecturer
He is a writer and producer, known for Willow, Drömmarnas horisont and SCTV Network 90.
Chris Vogler | Lecturer
Working with Disney and his screenwriting guide, The Writer's Journey.
Erik Bork | Lecturer, Instructor
HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and From the Earth to the Moon, won two Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards as part of the producing team.
Iris Yamashita | Lecturer, Instructor
Hired by Clint Eastwood to write the Japanese side of the story of Letters from Iwo Jima. She was nominated in 2007 for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Karl Iglesias | Lecturer
Best-selling author. He teaches at UCLA Extension’s Writers' Program. He writes a regular column on the craft for Creative Screenwriting magazine.
Steven Katz | Lecturer
Author of the best selling film directing book Shot by shot.
Alvaro Rodriquez | Lecturer
Screenwriter most known for ”from dusk to dawn the serie and Machete.
Anders Lennberg | Lecturer
Swedish screenwriter and Director. Known for his newest movie Pool and Same Same.
Michael Colleary | Lecturer
Screenwriter and producer - who wrote the classic movie Face off.
Marco Cyris | Lecturer
He has been Nicholas cage stand in for ten years. For movies like Adaptation, Lord of war, National treasure, Matchstick man, Super 8 etc
Carole Kirschner | Lecturer, instructor
The Director of America’s Showrunner Training Program & CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program. Have heard over 3,000 pitches, bought hundreds of projects and was involved in developing dozens of television series.
Jennifer Graeser | Lecturer
Jennifer is a screenwriter, author, speaker, and forensic specialist.
Kathie Fong Yoneda | Lecturer, instructor
30+ years of industry experience, executive positions with Walt Disney Studios, Touchstone, Island Pictures and Walt Disney TV Animation.
Warren Lewis | Lecturer
Screenwriter with credits as Black rain and 13th warrior.
Billy Mernit | Lecturer, Instructor
Screenwriter, author, story analyst at Universal and award winning teacher at UCLA Extension.
Soni Jörgensen | Lecturer, Instructor
Soni Jorgensen is a Swedish screenwriter working for producers in the US, Europe and Sweden. She received her training at the USC Graduate Screenwriting Program.
Some of the companies we pitch at.