NCPA is extremely fortunate, and proud to announce, that our 10 October 2015 guest speaker will be author, and award-winning, Emmy-nominated screenwriter of more than 20 years, STERLING NORMAN ANDERSON.
Anderson will speak on "How to Pitch," especially how pitching to a publisher/editor/agent differs from pitching to a producer or studio. He’ll also discuss a little about writing with speed, plus will enlighten us on the ins and outs of screenwritingand working in the industry. If there's time, Sterling might also share some juicy inside stories!
About the Speaker:
Three-time NAACP Image Award nominee for best screenwriter and winner of the Movieguide Faith & Freedom award for "The Gabby Douglas Story," Sterling has written for some of the most popular network television shows, such as "The Unit" on CBS, as well as NBC's "Medium" and "Heist."
His teleplay "The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn," written for CBS starring Sidney Poitier, garnered a Best Actress Emmy nomination for Dianne Wiest and won an Image Award. Sterling's extensive resume also includes screenplays written for Lifetime, Lions Gate, Disney, HBO, TriStar Pictures and Columbia Pictures.
A graduate in English from St. Mary’s College, the accomplished writer also spent five years teaching screenwriting courses as an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Sterling has written two books on writing: Go To Script and 15 Steps To Becoming A Successful (Artist) Screenwriter and a novel called Five Seconds To Go. The author often lectures and serves on panels on screenwriting at film schools and festivals across the country.
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