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INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS

Periodically throughout the year WMM hosts one-off, "Industry Workshops" with professionals from all backgrounds in the industry. These are special opportunities to ask questions, get sneak previews, and learn new skills and techniques from the best in biz. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events on the calendar! 

Join us for a two-part Industry Workshop in which we will be talking about how to get unstuck in the writing process, and how to navigate working with your film composer. Mark your calendars and secure your tickets now! 

WHERE: The Complex (Ruby Theatre) - 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

WHEN: TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND @ 7:30pm

TICKETS: Click HERE to purchase tickets through Eventbrite (Member discounts are applicable). 

"Write In The Now" w/ Daniel-Will-Harris

In this interactive workshop, we will explore the effective practice you can use every day to find deeper, more compelling stories - and enjoy the process. Learn how to get out of your own way and experience the world through your characters, giving you the power to create new material, expand works in progress, and finish current projects that have stalled.

Look around, right now. What do you see, hear, smell, feel, taste, touch? How does that make you feel physically--emotionally. As humans, these are the ways we experience the world. This is how characters experience the world, too. It can be simple, but we complicate things by trying to "make it up," "figure it out," and even "invent" a story. Instead, we can experience it. The Write in the Now practice teaches you how to do exactly that--experience the world through your characters' senses and emotions and let them tell you their stories. Learn how to get out of your own way and into the flow that's so productive and feels so good! You'll be freed to tap into the deep well of universal creativity you thought was out of reach. When your characters come alive, their stories are natural and compelling. For writers, discover and develop rich nuanced fiction in real time. For actors, dive into the psyche of your characters to reach previously unknown depths. This practice gives you the power to create new material, expand work in progress, as well as help you finish current projects that have stalled.

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Working With Film Composers w/ Alexander Arntzen

Want to learn how to get the best out of the original music in your films? Film Composer Alexander Arntzen will go through a step-by-step process behind making the film score, from the initial meeting to the final delivery.

Alexander Arntzen is an award winning Film Composer & Singer/Songwriter of multiple genres, styles, and mediums. His latest projects include original music for feature films Wally Got Wasted, Love & Hostages, and TV projects for SyFy's Expiration Date, CW Seed's Cupid's Match, and Saving The Human Race. He is also the composer for KR Squared Productions & Flip Art Media. During the summer of 2010, Alexander was honored to accept an internship with Hans Zimmer, and in the summer of 2013 he had the privilege of interning for Danny Elfman, assisting with transcribing scores for his concert, "Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton". Alexander was the Vice President (2010-2011) and President (2011-2013) of the Film Scoring Network at Berklee College of Music, where he initiated reaching out to powerful and influential composers, producers, directors and agents to be interviewed ala "Inside The Actors Studio" for students to learn about their methods and paths to success. Alexander was able to personally interview Michael Giacchino, John Powell, Simon Wells, Mike Post, Richard Marvin, Michael Gorfaine & Samuel Schwartz, Roy Conli, and Thomas Newman, to name a few.