CASCADIA/Bellingham Film LIVE Script Studio Session
April 23, 2017
10 AM – 1 PM
A special LIVE Script Studio Session was presented during the festival in partnership with Bellingham Film, a local organization that fosters community among area filmmakers.
CASCADIA presented the 3-hour event where portions of developing scripts were read by experienced actors. A panel of Industry professionals offered pro-writer feedback based on their vast experience before a LIVE audience.
Mel Damski, Director
Damski is an Emmy- and Oscar-nominated Director of 28 films, many documentaries and more than 200 television episodes and TV movies. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Writer’s Guild of America, the Director’s Guild of America and Director’s Guild of Canada. Damski also generously serves on CASCADIA’s Advisory Board.
Candice Elzinga, Casting Director
Elzinga is an Emmy-Nominated Vancouver-based Casting Director with more than 20 years in the business. She’s cast dozens of television movies and series and is known for her work on The Man in the High Castle (2015-2016), Elysium (2013), Rat Race (2001) and The Ron Clark Story (2006). She won a Leo Award in 2015 for Best Casting in a Television Movie.
Michael Pavone, Producer/Writer/Director/Actor
Pavone created and executive produced critically acclaimed shows such as Against The Grain (NBC), and High Incident with Steven Spielberg (ABC). He’s been an Executive Producer/Show runner on ten television series including Jack & Jill (WB), Street Time (Showtime), Side Order of Life (Lifetime) and The Client (CBS).
Pavone has also gained acclaim as a feature film screenwriter, producer and director. Some of his projects include writing The Blue Wall (Disney), Seven Men from Now for Beacon Films, and Northmen for Warner Bros.
is perhaps best known for the film he wrote, directed, and produced, That’s What I Am
(2011), which was nominated for a Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. He’s written, directed, and produced multiple television series and movies over the past 20 years.
Script Supervisor Maggie Craig will moderate the panel.
Craig is a Script Supervisor with international credits spanning three decades. Some of her more recent projects include DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, NBC/Amblin TV’s pilot, Reverie and the recently released feature film, Rupture. She is currently developing her first feature film based on the novel, Sunpath: The War Orphan Train, by Bellingham author Michael