Tennessee Screenwriting Association welcomes Hart to Script-Com

Tennessee Screenwriting Association

June 10, 2019, For IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Script-Com Welcomes ‘Dracula’ Screenwriter Hart on June 21-22

Screenwriter James V. Hart will headline the Tennessee Screenwriting Association’s 2019 Script-Com Screenwriting Symposium, set for June 21-22.

Events kick off Friday evening with an optional buffet/mix and mingle with Hart prior to a screening and discussion of his Bram Stoker’s Dracula script at Full Moon Cineplex, 3445 Lebanon Pike, in Hermitage. Then on Saturday, Hart will be the featured speaker at an all-day symposium at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater, 1 University Park Drive.

While Hart has been most active as a screenwriter, he has produced and directed films. In 2015, he developed the HartChart app and Toolkit to help writers map stories and characters.

“It’s hard to keep a good vampire down, so we’ll be revisiting Dracula in Nashville,” Hart said. “I’ll be doing a Master Class on Dracula using the Toolkit and the HartChart, which actually the first movie I ever charted was Dracula. That’s when I first applied all the stuff that I teach.”

Besides 1992’s Dracula, Hart’s credits include Hook (1991), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Contact (1997), Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001), Tuck Everlasting (2002), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider—The Cradle of Life (2003), Sahara (2005), August Rush (2007), Epic (2013), the 2014 TV series Crossbones, and 2019’s The Hot Zone min-series on National Geographic.

Hart will be joined Saturday by screenwriters and executives who will discuss how to get your idea to the page and the business side of the craft.

“ScriptCom is going to be good whether you are a beginning screenwriter or you are an A-list screenwriter. There’s going to be something for everybody,” said Jeff Chase, vice-president of the Tennessee Screenwriting Association. There’s going to be a lot of information about screenplays themselves and, of course, James Hart has had a lot of experience.”

Admission is $50 and includes the Friday night screening and Saturday’s symposium, plus a one-year membership in the TSA. Current members pay just $40. To register, go to https://tennscreen.com. To attend the buffet/mix and mingle, cost is $15 at the door.

Script-Com caps a week of Film-Com and related events, which run June 15-23.

2019 Script-Com Schedule

Friday, June 21

At Full Moon Cineplex, 3445 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage

6 p.m. – Buffet dinner/mix and mingle with screenwriter James V. Hart. Admission: $15 at the door.

7 p.m. – Screening of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Admission included with Script-Com purchase.

Saturday, June 22

At Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville.

Script-Com Screenwriters Symposium

10 a.m. – Samantha Starr, manager

11 a.m. – Mitchell Galin, producer

12 p.m. – Bob Giordano, writer, & Tom Steinmann, producer

1 p.m. – Lunch (on your own)

2:15 p.m. – James V. Hart Master Class

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