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  • 2nd-user-icon No expensive travel and lodging! Genre Summit is a free online event. Doesn’t matter where you live to attend.
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  • 1st-user-icon Join your fellow filmmakers, writers and aficionados & learn how the pros make horrific masterpieces.
  • 2nd-user-icon No expensive travel and lodging! Genre Summit is a free online event. Doesn’t matter where you live to attend.
  • 3rd-user-icon Get instant access to our masters of the macabre as they take you on a step-by-step journey to success.

A

Horrific Experience

like No Other

Our world-class industry professionals share their secrets to success with these exclusive workshops you will only find here at Genre Summit 2.

Don’t spin your wheels reinventing the wheel, learn from some of the biggest wheels in the business. The genre niche is an ever-expanding market in the industry. Maximize your value and return! Learn and educate yourself by watching exactly how the pros tackle filmmaking!

Whether you’re looking to make your first film, get your project into top film festivals, and/or obtain financing, distribution or an agent/manager, we are the number one source on how to make you and your project stand out.

MEET OUR GENRE EXPERTS

Get ready for a week of pure Genre Madness

Day 1 – Oct. 31st 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST

Guerilla Filmmaking 101 – making your projects larger than life

Mike Hurst

Writer/Director, Paradox, Mansquito, Re-Kill, Ninja

How to execute a successful crowdfunding campaign

Emily Best

Founder & CEO, Seed & Spark

Guiding yourself into selling
your feature

Uwe Boll

 Director/Producer BloodRayne, House of the Dead

Developing, writing and shooting a
horror film

Andrew Traucki,

Writer/Director/Producer, Black Water, The Reef, The Jungle

Writing and directing your
first feature

Alistair Legrand & Luke Harvis Writer/Director,

The Diabolical

Day 2 – Nov. 1st 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST

Selling your screenplay and self-financing your project

Ashley Scott Meyers,

writer Ninja Apocalypse, founder Selling Your Screenplay

EXPECTATIONS VS. REALITY – what really goes into getting your film or screenplay produced.

Jeff Allard

Executive Producer The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Financing – tips and tricks on innovative ways to finance your film

Suzanne DeLaurentiis

Producer, Area 407, 10th & Wolf, Stone Markers

PR, Marketing and Branding your film – why you should work with a Publicist

Liz Rodriguez,

Publicist – EMR Media

Loglines – follow this blueprint to spice up your loglines

Angela Bourassa, founder LA

Screenwriter

Day 3 – Nov. 2nd 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST

Behind the scenes – how the industry really operates and crafting the ultimate Horrific screenplay

Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan writers, Saw IV, V, VI, VII, The Neighbor

From print to page – how to self publish your own comic book

Kevin M. Glover – Multi-optioned

and award winning screenwriter

Spec Market & Script Coverage – Everything you need to know and how to get past Hollywood’s Gatekeepers

Greg Gertmenian, VP of Story at Slated

& Co-Founder of Spec Scout

Process of getting your film developed to distribution and everything in between.

Mark Andrews – Production Executive,

 Wake of Death, The Defender, Battle of the Brave

The inner workings of the writer and director working relationship.

Marcel Sarmiento, Evan Dickson director

and writer of The Wildness

Day 4 – Nov. 3rd 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST

Kickstarting your career – taking the initiative and making things happen

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Kyle Rankin

Writer/Director, Night of the Living Deb, Infestation

Surviving the Dead – Directing and crafting a zombie movie

Howard J. Ford,

Writer/Director, The Dead, The Dead 2

Captain of the Ship – How to navigate on
a film set

Kevin Connor

Director, Motel Hell

Representation – the truth of seeking out and working with managers and agents

Kailey Marsh, Manger Kailey Marsh

Media, founder the Blood List

So whatcha waiting for? The boogey man to come ‘n grab you?

DON’T MISS OUT

the second event of its kind

1. Follow this ONE piece of advice to turn your film into a “cult classic”.

2. How to get Hollywood to notice your work.

3. This ONE secret will make your film the next Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activity.

4. A simple yet effective blueprint that will turn your film from good to great.

5. What goes into creating the ultimate villain.

6. How to get your actors to portray fear in an authentic way.

7. The most important tool that goes into making a genre film you are overlooking.

8. How to make a low-budget piece look like a multimillion-dollar studio-backed project.

Make Your nail-biting experiences more nail-biting.

Our Speakers have been Featured In

 

MEET YOUR HOST

Shant Yegparian

Shant Yegparian is a multi-optioned, award-winning screenwriter and published author. When he’s not collaborating on genre projects, you can find him writing by the beach or making short films.

Shant is the founder and host of Genre Summit, an online event that showcases how top filmmakers perform at the highest level. Our speakers works have been featured on the Syfy Channel, Netflix, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Cannes Film Festival, The Black List and on films such as Friday the 13th, Saw IV, The Collection, Here Comes The Devil, Bait 3D, V/H/S, The Possession of Michael King, Devil’s Due, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Paradox, The Dead and House of the Dead.

Shant is currently adapting one of his scripts into a graphic novel. You can learn more about it at gymratzthemovie.com

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