And you thought you were done… REWRITES!

And you thought you were done… REWRITES!

On January 19th, the IFP Phoenix Screenwriters Group welcomes writer/director/producer Jon Bonnell to speak about the process of working with the director/producer on re-writes.

So you’ve optioned/sold your screenplay, congratulations!  However, you aren’t quite done yet.  Now the work begins!  This is a collaborative business and its time to collaborate with producer and director to help facilitate the re-write process.  Reasons could be anything from creative choices wanted by the director, business needs from the producer, or even requirements by the distributor.  In any case, there will be changes to be made, and as the writer you’ll want to make sure they are done right.  We’ll discuss how to survive this process and see it through to the end, because if you don’t they might just hand it off to someone else to write.

January 2012 Screenwriters Group Meeting

Price: FREE to the Public!

When: Thursday, January 19

Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Where: (Tentatively) The Art Institute of Phoenix (2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859)

Please be sure to check back as we get closer to the event to confirm the location!

About Jon Bonnell

Jon Bonnell

Born and raised in Arizona, Jon Bonnell produces, directs, and writes both for film and television. His entertainment career has encompassed theater, film, and television in Phoenix and Los Angeles. Today, Mr. Bonnell is the CEO of Infinite Spectrum Productions and First Break Films, LLC.

Jon has produced five features and 22 episodes of television; all of which have gone on to be successful for the investors. He has successfully delivered titles to Anchor Bay, LionsGate, 20th Century Fox, and more. Jon has also been contracted to “save” films for buyers through extensive oversight of post production and marketing.

Jon Bonnell has worked in film and television distribution for the last four years and has been responsible for the distribution of more than 100 feature films and hundreds of episodes of television including such films as Henry’s Crime (Keanu Reeves and James Caan), See You In September (Whoopee Goldberg, Estella Warren), and Mayor Cupcake (Judd Nelson and Lea Thompson).

In addition to his producing and sales Jon volunteers with the Independent Feature Project (IFP) and speaks on Independent Film distribution throughout California and the southwest. He was also CIO and Vice President of Product Development for three enterprise software companies from 1990 to 2007.

Jon currently resides in Phoenix with his wife and two children.