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Thursday, August 6

8:30am EDT

Rhode Island Film Forum 2015
Limited Capacity seats available

THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM provides the opportunity to become involved with the stars of the Rhode Island film community.

This one-day forum will bring together leaders from the film industry in collaboration with Rhode Island decision-makers and community leaders. Additionally, discussion panels will cover the changing nature of the industry and the future of film festivals.

Held in the majestic Providence Biltmore Ballroom, the discussion will highlight what’s new on the technical side of filmmaking and how you can fit in to the film community.


First introduced in 1998 by the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), the popular Rhode Island Film Forum returns for a special symposium on key issues affecting the film community in Rhode Island and surrounding New England.

Sponsored by the RI Film and Television Office and the Harrington School of Communications and Media at URI.

Thursday August 6, 2015 8:30am - 2:00pm EDT
The Biltmore Ballroom The Biltmore, Providence, RI 02903
Friday, August 7

8:00am EDT

ScriptBiz™ 2015 Uploaded

Trying to write your first script? Worrying about how to pitch your script more effectively to potential investors? Moving a completed script into production? Learn from the best at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival’s 16th Annual ScriptBiz program!

At ScriptBiz, emerging screenwriters can hone their skills by interacting with and learning from seasoned industry professionals. This year’s program, entitled “From Page to Screen,” takes screenwriters through the entire screenwriting process, with panel discussions on the ins and outs of writing a script and the business aspects of getting a script into production, as well as a special workshop on “pitching your script.”

 ScriptBiz takes place on Friday, August 7th, at RI Foundation, 1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903 • 401.427.4001 • www.rifoundation.org

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


ScriptBiz™ 2015 Uploaded Directed by William J. Togerson, Associate Professor, St. John's University.

William J. Torgerson serves as the Director of Creative Writing for the Rhode Island International Film Festival and program organizer for ScriptBiz 2014. He directed “Brothers in Pursuit,” a short film based on his novel and feature screenplay Love on the Big Screen. He is an associate professor in the Institute for Writing Studies at St. John’s University in New York.

You can learn more about William on his website at TheTorg.com.

For more information visit: http://www.film-festival.org/scriptbiz.php

Friday August 7, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
The Rhode Island Foundation 1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903