Well I don’t know about you but I am exhausted, inspired, but exhausted.The afternoon started with a surprise, the Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers got us started off on the right foot and ready for some inspirational talks.
Here are some of the highlights from this afternoon:
Jim Kouf – Screenwriter (National Treasure, Rush Hour, Stakeout), Producer (Con Air, Ghost Whisperer, Angel, Grimm)
David Greenwalt – Producer (X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Eureka, Grimm), Writer (Wonder Years, X-Files, Buffy, Miracles, Angel, Grimm)
“Delegate, delegate, delegate and go home early” – Jim
Talking about how to counter writers block – “Partner with story writing machine!” – David
Jelly Helm – Founder, Jelly Helm Studios
Two basic questions: “What is your deep story? How is it most powerfully expressed?”
Love Based Economy – “If you love something, do something about it. Become an abundance machine.”
Courtney Taylor-Taylor – Singer/Songwriter, Founder of The Dandy Warhols
Universal creative mantra – “Just make cool stuff!”
Talking about what you should make, make the stuff that you like – “If you like it, someone else will. You’re not that weird”.
Irene Taylor Brodsky – Documentary Director, Saving Pelican 895, Hear & Now
Peter Richardson – Documentary Director, How to Die in Oregon
“I wouldn’t call myself an activist but I activist but I wouldn’t make a film unless I cared about the subject.” – Irene
Talking about hanging in there when it gets tough to go forward – “Believe in yourself or at least have the sense of guilt that you would regret it if you don’t do it.” – Peter
Robyn Tenenbaum – Co-Creator & Executive Producer, Live Wire! Radio
Courtenay Hameister – Head Writer & Host, Live Wire! Radio
“If you think you are in a rut, you probably are” – Robyn
“Collaborate with people who are so good it scares you a little. You will get better.” – Courtenay
It has been an amazing day and an amazing conference. A huge thank you to everyone who spoke today and to everyone who participated!