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Children’s Book Writers LA
Saturday Sep 17, 2014   1-4 pm

“Write Stories that Change the World & Pitch them to TV and Movie Producers”
with Jill Gurr

$40  Members, $45  Non-members
Includes Jill’s Book Dolphin Healing and Pamela’s book Show Me the Love! All Kinds of Love for All Kinds of Stories

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Jorn Faurschou

Tue Oct 21st 3pm

ArchePaths for Filmmakers

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Savvy Authors Online Courses

Each course is 4 weeks. Members $20 / non-members $30

“The End – Writing the Wrap-up” / Oct 6 – Nov 2

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Children’s Book Writers – LA
March 21st, 2015
Saturday 1-4

“Crafting Your Fantasy Story”
with Kathie Fong Yoneda

$  Members, $  Non-members
Includes Kathie’s book The Script-Selling Game and Pamela’s book Symbols.Images.Codes

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LAWebfest

April 2-5, 2015

Hilton LAX

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STORYexpo
Sep 11-13, 2015  / Fri – Sun
Los Angeles

 

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MYTHIC  EVENTS  HISTORY 

StoryBoard Development Group
March 10, 2014  at  Fox Studios

Leading a discussion on American Hustle
for info email Scott Burnell – sburnell@earthlink.net

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LAWebfest
March 26-30, 2014
Radisson LAX, Los Angeles CA

“SIZE DOES MATTER –  Creating Content for Small Screens & Transmedia” – Class

Panel Moderator on various panels

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Great American PitchFest
June 19-22, 2014
Burbank Marriott, Burbank CA

‘Endings’, 11am – 12:30pm

(Sat. June 21) Sunset A/B

‘Write For the Shoot’ with Emmy-winning Director and Cinematographer, Bruce Logan
1pm – 2:30pm (Sat. June 21) Academy 5

‘Dark Side of Light’, 5:00 – 6:30pm
(Sat. June 21) Sunset A/B

‘Great Villains’, 7pm – 8:30pm
(Sat. June 21) Academy 4

Private half-hour consultations with Pamela are available at PitchFest.

We can help you prepare your Pitch Materials.

Or if you can’t make the PitchFests yourself, let our Pitch Proxy Pros pitch your story for you.

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STORYexpo & Pitchfest
Sep. 5-7, 2014
Westin LAX, Los Angeles CA

‘Make Your Memoir Mythic’           ’Alpha Babes’                ’Myth, Magic and Metaphysics’

‘Pitch Your Fantasy Story’ w/ Kathie Fong Yoneda       ‘Themes’ w/Linda Seger

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Children’s Book Writers Los Angeles 
Saturday, August 17, 2013 1pm
El Segundo Library
111 W Mariposa Ave, El Segundo, CA

Potent World-Making: What’s Myth Got to Do With It?
PETRA VOLARE co-authors Reece Michaelson and Pamela Jaye Smith

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STORY expo
September 6-8, 2013
Westin LAX

Friday, Sept. 6th, 2013
2:00-3:30pm – Mythic Challenges: Create Stories That Change The World
3:45-5:15pm -  Myth, Magic & Metaphysics – How To Use Them In Your Stories

Saturday, Sept. 7th, 2013
2:00-3:30pm – The Magic of Myth In Your Novels
3:45-5:15pm – Children’s Stories – The Magic & The Myth
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Screenwriters World West
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2020 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA
September 27-29, 2013

In conjunction with the Writers Digest Conference West

The 411 on Pitching
Moderator – Kathie Fong Yoneda
Panelists – Pamela Jaye Smith, Richard Botto
Saturday, September 28, 2013 – 9:00am – 9:50am

 

Great American PitchFest

Free Class – Your Career In A Day Power Sessions: ‘Screenplay Structure’ with Jose Silerio / ‘Theme’ with Ruth Atkinson / ‘Endings’ with Pamela Jaye Smith
Marriott Burbank Hotel, Burbank CA
Saturday June 1, noon – 12:30

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Neon Venus Short Film Festival

”Give and Take” [#5 on the web page, Rich-Poor Gap] a Mythic Challenges project with Cleveland High School Media Lab, has been selected for screening.
7023 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood CA
Friday May 31st

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The International Association for Comparative Mythology

7th Annual Conference – Sources of Mythology: National and International Myths
“The Mythology of Food – Chasing the Divine from Donuts to Hotdogs”
by Devo Cutler-Rubinstein and Pamela Jaye Smith [Paper to be published by the Association.]
Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
May 15-17, 2013

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Petra Volare: Scroll 1 – From the Shadows
Booksigning
Book Loft Bookstore
Solvang CA
Wednesday April 17, 3-5pm

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Romance Writers of America Conference

July 25, 2012  12:30 – 4:30
Marriott Anaheim, CA
“Make your Stories Sizzle with Symbolism”
followed by a panel with Kathie Fong Yoneda and Zac Sanford

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Children’s Book Writers – LA
Thursday, July 26, 2011  6-9 pm
Barnes & Noble bookstore
3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica CA
Team-teaching with Kathie Fong Yoneda

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Future Fest & State of the Arts Symposium

“The Future of Story”
September 21/22, 2012    LA Center Studios
Showcasing student films from our Mythic Challenges program.

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National Film School of Denmark
“Mythic Tools for Media Makers”
Oct. 6 & 7, 2012 Copenhagen, Denmark
Team Teaching with Kathie Fong Yoneda

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MarseilleWeb Fest
October 12 & 13, 2012
Marseille, France

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BISEC Think Tank

Business and Industry Stem Education Coalition
February 23 2012
Washington DC

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Entertainment Industries Council Think Tank
February 21-22 2012
Washington DC

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MENSA
February 2012
“Mastering Your Creative Process”
Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Writers Conference
“Mythic Tools for Writers”
Sunday September 25, 2011
9-10:30am
Newport Beach

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iTVfest

International Television Festival

Sunday, August 7  3 – 4:30pm

Barnes & Noble bookstore

10950 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

“Create and Sell: How to make it in Hollywood”
Panelists: Ken Rotcop, Brad Schreiber, Pamela Jaye Smith

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Torrance Children’s Book Writing Group

Wed, August 24, 2011 7-9pm

Torrance Municipal Airport – Community Room

“An Insider’s Look at the Family Entertainment Market” – Kathie Fong Yoneda

Whether your project is a book, a graphic novel, a game, or a script for film or television, former Disney exec Kathie Fong Yoneda will give you an inside peek at how family projects are acquired. She will touch on such areas as:

* What is the family entertainment market?
* What kinds of projects attract a buyer?
* How can a writer get his/her work noticed?

“Symbols and the Dark Side in Family Entertainment? Yes, you need it.” – Pamela Jaye Smith

Too many stories for young people, whether on screen or on the page, lack the core requirement for a great tale – an appropriate, believable antagonist and real challenges for the protagonist. The oldest and longest-lasting stories for kids access the universal truths of life, while presenting them in memorable symbolism and engaging imagery. You can do this, too. Pamela Jaye Smith offers insights on how to use:

* The 3 levels of the Dark Side
* The 10 Aspects of Opposition and how to select the best ones for your story
* The 3 categories of Symbolism and how to coordinate your imagery

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The Future of Story Conference

Saturday August 27 – 1pm

Los Angeles Center Studios

“Developing the Story”

Moderator: Chris Vogler

Panelists: Jen Grisanti, Catherine Ann Jones, Ken Rotcop, Pamela Jaye Smith

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Southern California Writers Conference

September 23-25, 2011

Newport Beach, CA

“Mythic Tools for Writers” – Pamela Jaye Smith

Sunday Sept 25  9-10:30am

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StoryBoard Script Development Group
Monday July 11 7:30pm
“Zookeeper”

Scott Burnell – for more information
sburnell@earthlink.net

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Screenwriting 411 Panel – Barnes & Noble

Tuesday June 28th 7-9pm
Barnes & Noble 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA

Kathie Fong Yoneda – Moderator
Jen Grisanti, Linda Seger, Pamela Jaye Smith

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Act One Writing Program

Wednesday June 15, 2001

“Mythic Tools for Story-tellers”
1-3 pm   Malibu, CA

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Great American PitchFest

Saturday, June 4 1:30-3PM

“Mastering Your Creative Process”

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MYTH, MAGIC, METAPHYSICS

• In-person workshops with interactive writing exercises
• Discover the inside secrets of stories that last for thousands of years
• Get inspiration and unique information to enrich your art and improve your craft

The supernatural and unexplained are all the rage: magic, channeling, crop circles, remote viewing, psychic spies, aliens, angels, altered states, esp, time travel, multiple dimensions… We will explore the geography and psychology of these other realities, and you will learn ways to use them to give your stories internal integrity and unique appeal.

These lively evenings will introduce you to the principles and practices behind the magic of and in stories of any genre, so you can again and again create that magic yourself.

For your own writing partnerships, collaborations, and productions learn communication techniques that used to be closely-guarded secrets.

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Radio Interview – “Myth-based Storytelling” Pilar Allesandra’s On the Page Podcast

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The Institute for Global Transformation presents

“Death and Transformation: A Survival Guide for the 21st Century”

http://www.ifgt.org/specialconference2010.html

Discover what will end, what can be transformed, and what to pack in your survival kit to successfully navigate the 21st Century. Help create the Guide in the afternoon break-out sessions.

October 2, 2010 Saturday 9-9
Beverly Garland Hotel North Hollywood, CA

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StoryBoard Script Development Group
“Eat, Pray, Love”

July 12, 2010 7PM
Scott Burnell – for more information
sburnell@earthlink.net

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GREAT AMERICAN PITCHFEST
“What’s Love Gotta Do With It?”
workshop with Pamela Jay Smith & Kathie Fong Yoneda

http://www.pitchfest.com/index.shtml

June 26, 2010
Saturday – 9-10:30am

http://www.pitchfest.com/

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2010 State of the Arts
VisionLAB and Ring Festival LA

http://www.c3so.com/main_page.html

Saturday, June 19th
Los Angeles Center Studios

Pamela Jaye was a panel moderator for the 2010 State of the Arts VisionLAB, in conjunction with the LA Opera’s presentation of Richard Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” of operas.

Sponsored by the Center for Conscious Creativity

http://site.consciouscreativity.com/

Pamela serves on the Board of Advisors for c3.

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SHOWBIZ EXPO
Panelist – “Spiritual Showbiz”

http://www.theshowbizexpo.com/a_industrypanels.html#ShowBizLAApril24

“The 4-D Dangers of Spiritual Media”

April 24, 2010 Saturday 5-6pm
LA Convention Center

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GREAT AMERICAN PITCHFEST

http://www.pitchfest.com/index.shtml

“Master Your Creative Process”

June 13 & 14, 2009
Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention Center
Burbank, CA

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