24 World Class Writers & Directors Teach You Astonishing

Industry Secrets of Getting Your Screenplay or Film Turned into a Cult Classic…

( October 16th – October 19th )

Why Over 30,000 Filmmakers and Writers are Attending Genre Summit IV…

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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 IV. 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 – October 16th 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST

Marketing Yourself and Writing in the TV World

Steven L. Sears, Writer & Executive Producer – Xena: Warrior Princess, Swamp Thing, Sheena

Clawing your way to the top with one of Hollywood’s most sought out directors

Harald Zwart, Director – The Karate Kid, Pink Panther 2, Agent Cody Banks

In the Trenches – how to ‘package’ your film to give it the best chance of being financed and distributed

Charles Barsamian – Producer, Open Water 3: Cage Dive

Comic Book Writing & Publishing 101

Mike Wellman, Writer – GUNS A’ Blazin’! & Founder at The Comic Bug

All Your Questions About Entertainment Law

Bianca Goodloe –
Managing Partner of Goodloe Law

Crafting a Horrific Cult Classic – Discover secrets from the creator of one of the biggest horror franchises of all time.

Victor Miller, Writer – Friday the 13th

Day 2 – October 17th 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST

Inside the Process of writing a Studio Blockbuster

Timothy Dowling, Writer – Pixels, Office Christmas Party, Role Models

Inside the process of getting a sales agent and distributor for your film

Kyle Rankin, Writer & Director – The Witch Files, Night of the Living Deb, Infestation

How to make your Films not look Amateurish

Jared Cohn – Director – The Horde, Devil’s Domain, The Domicile

Developing a Unique Monster – Follow this blueprint to give your monster a spice of originality

Kevin M. Glover, Multi-optioned and award winning screenwriter

Laughing Till I Die – Making a Comedy/Horror

Chad Ridgely, Writer & Producer – Massacre on Aisle 12

Getting Pre-Sales & Tax Incentives to fund your projects

Viviana Zarragoitia, Executive
Producer – Three Point Capital

Day 3 – October 18th 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST

Why you should never say no to an opportunity

Phil Parmet, Cinematographer – The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween & The Roommate

Writing Episodic Animation & Comics

Adam Beechen, Writer & Producer – Transformers: Robots in Disguise, The Wild Thornberrys, Jackie Chan Adventures

What do Agents & Managers look for in new clients

Doug Draizin, Manager & Producer – Fools Rush In, Spy Hard

Utilizing Modern Trends for Your Projects

Tremain Hayhoe, Writer & Director – Rideshare

Selling Your Screenplay thousands of miles away from Hollywood

Shane Weisfeld – Writer, Freezer

Doing Whatever it takes to Make a Feature

Chris von Hoffmann, Writer & Director – Drifter, Monster Party

Day 4 – October 19th 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST

Selling Your Screenplay – follow this effective strategy to sell your script

Ashley Scott Meyers, Founder – Selling your screenplay / Writer – Ninja Apocalypse

Women in Filmmaking

Vesh Zwart, Producer – 12th Man, Agent Cody Banks, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The Ins & Outs of getting your film distributed

Josh Spector – Director,
Acquisitions Gravitas Ventures

Unconventional myths & the realities when it comes to screenwriting & filmmaking

Sammy Montana, Production Executive – Halloween & Former Literary Manager

Making an Unconventional Ultra Low Budget Horror Film

Jeremy Wechter, Writer & Director – The Viral Demon

Getting in with a Producer to Greenlight Your Project

Eric B. Fleischman, Producer – Sleight, Get the Girl, Monster Party

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

DON’T MISS OUT

the fourth 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.

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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, Bridge to Terabithia, Hacksaw Ridge, Halloween 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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