Wednesday December 12, 2012
Itís in the script
Los Angeles-based Malaysian scriptwriter/producer Adele Lim will reveal how to make it big in Hollywood.
WANT to learn how to write a TV script for Hollywood? Want to know what it takes to get noticed and hired as a producer by top American TV networks like ABC, NBC, Fox and WB?
Well, donít miss the Writing The TV Drama Series public forum presented by Los Angeles-based Malaysian scriptwriter/producer Adele Lim.
Organised by The Star, the talk will take place at The Star Cybertorium, Level 2, Menara Star, Phileo Damansara II, Petaling Jaya, Selangor on Dec 17 at 2.30pm.
After graduating as a staff writer early in her career, Limís resume has gone from strength to strength. Some highlights include her work on popular medical drama Private Practice, teenage series One Tree Hill, family drama Life Unexpected, the US version of police series Life On Mars and crime drama Las Vegas.
Lim is also a judge for the WGA (Writers Guild of America) Writers Access Project, which gives writers exposure to agents, studio executives and showrunners.
Life On Mars, a show she worked on, was nominated for a Writers Guild Award.
Lim is currently working on an original drama script, and she might reveal more details on that project at her upcoming Writing The TV Drama Series talk.
Since she graduated from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, with a degree in TV/Film in 1996, she has taken on the full range of TV writing and more in the United States.
Lim, who also used to be a youth columnist for The Star, will talk on a career behind the film camera, which involves writing and the production process as well, often making casting, location or wardrobe decisions. An overview of the process from the pitch to producing a TV episode in the US will also be one of the key topics at this forum.
Here is where all you aspiring writers can learn what it takes to write an outline, which is then turned into a writerís draft and then a shooting draft. A Q&A session will also follow.
Writing The TV Drama Series is open to the public. Drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to book a seat. Donít forget to include full name, address, contact and MyKad number. Deadline for public registration is Dec 13.