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WIFV-DC event: Acquisition and Distribution

  • 02 Jun 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • online event


Understanding where your script figures into the acquisition and distribution landscape is critical whether you want to sell your script or produce it yourself. Steve Douglas-Craig will share his expertise about getting films into the marketplace. This workshop is a public part of the Narrative Script Development Fellowship for June.

Presenter Bio:

After graduating from the American Film Institute (with an MFA in Screenwriting), Steve was recruited by Sony Pictures Entertainment to work as a Story Editor & Acquisitions Executive for the Worldwide Acquisitions team where he received invaluable experience in story & business development, feature film packaging, domestic & international distribution, theatrical marketing & product acquisition. He helped develop and shepherd film titles like TERMINATOR: SALVATION, THE BOOK OF ELI, DJANGO UNCHAINED, WAR ROOM, DON'T BREATHE 1 & 2, the INSIDIOUS horror movie franchise, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, THE GRUDGE (reboot), SEARCHING, ARRIVAL, WHIPLASH, and many others.

While with Sony, Steve was promoted to Senior Story Editor & Creative Executive at Screen Gems where he continued his work developing and releasing major theatrical titles such as RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACOON CITY and Sam Raimi's THE UNHOLY. Steve has since Co-Founded LitVision Media Inc. with a long-time friend & colleague with plans to finance, develop, acquire, produce, and sell quality low-budget material to the global streaming and theatrical marketplace.

Apart from his studio career, Steve is also a professional screenwriter having worked as a freelance staff writer for the hit CBS TV series Hawaii Five-O. Currently, he has a pilot and creature feature going out through his literary management team at Zero Gravity Management located in Los Angeles.

$15 for WIFV Members (must be logged in) and Students / $30 for public

This is a meeting held on Zoom. You will receive login information with your registration confirmation.

The WIFV Narrative Script Development Fellowship is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov. Additional support was received from OCTFME/202 Creates and the Gem Star Foundation.

To register, please visit the WIFV-DC website

WIFVNE members receive $10 off general public registration. See your Members Only email for the code or log in to the Members Only area for discount codes.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available up to 48 hours in advance of the program. No refund will be issued for a cancellation with less than 48 hours notice. If the event is cancelled or rescheduled, refunds will be issued as needed.

WIFV is committed to providing an inclusive experience for all program attendees. Please notify membership@wifv.org if you will require any accessibility services in order to participate (such as ASL interpreting, Real-Time Captioning, Large Print materials, etc.). We ask that you please request services no less than 10 days before the scheduled event. 



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