NOVEMBER 1 - 8, 2017  SANTA MONICA
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NOVEMBER 1 - 8, 2017  SANTA MONICA

Speaker Bios

Cynthia Tollett

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Kay S. Wolf

Kay S. Wolf is the Writers Guild of America, West’s Senior Representative in Los Angeles. She conducts outreach to writers, encouraging them to use WGA contracts both domestically and in international markets, and is involved in WGA screenwriter matters within the Member Organizing Department. From 2000 through 2017, Kay managed the Guild’s independent film activities, including the launch of the WGA Low Budget Agreement and Documentary Screenplay Contracts for theatrical films and their periodic revisions. Kay started at the WGAW in 1995, overseeing many of the Guild’s burgeoning new media, animation and nonfiction activities. During a brief hiatus from the Guild, she worked for a year at IFTA (Independent Film & Television Alliance) as the Director of Producer Services. Before her WGAW work, Kay was at ABC Productions/The Hemisphere Group in Los Angeles developing and producing international TV co-productions and at Saban Entertainment in development. Kay received a B.A. in Telecommunications and Broadcast Journalism from Indiana University.

Jonathan Wolf

Jonathan Wolf is Managing Director of the American Film Market and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance. Jonathan’s full bio is on his LinkedIn page and he welcomes connections with all AFM participants.

Steven Wolfson

Steven Wolfson has taught screenwriting, playwriting and creative writing at The Writers Program at UCLA for the past 20 years and holds the distiction of having created the most new classes, workshops and seminars of any instructor in the program’s history. He has been awarded The Outstanding Instructor of the Year award twice, in both screenwriting and creative writing.

 

As a highly sought-after story consultant and dramaturg, Wolfson’s clients span the worlds of film, television, theater and prose. He has worked one-on-one with several A-list Hollywood writers and directors, shepherding new projects from inception to production. Wolfson’s series of unique writing exercises have been secretly passed throughout Hollywood for years.

 

As a screenwriter, Wolfson has sold projects to Fox, Lions Gate, TNT, MTV, Langley Entertianment, Beacon Films and producer Arnold Rifkin. Wolfson wrote the independent romantic comedy, Dinner and Driving, which premiered at The Austin Film Festival and went on to win audience awards at several film festivals and was sold to HBO. Wolfson also wrote and co-produced the critically acclaimed Lionsgate feature, Gang Tapes, a coming-of-age drama set in South Central, Los Angeles. Gang Tapes played to sold out audiences at film festivals in both The United States and Europe.

 

Wolfson is a founding member of the Mark Taper Forum’s Mentor Playwrights Project . His original plays have been produced and workshopped at The Mark Taper Forum, Taper Too, The Getty Museum, Cornerstone Theater Company, The Virginia Avenue Project and The Geffen Contemporary. His most recent play, The Absence of Wanting, premiered in Berlin.