FREE Virtual Industry Power Hours

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The Power Hour

EVERY THREE WEEKS! WEDNESDAY EVENING,  4 PM PST/ 7 PM EST‚Äč

In response to these crazy times, we want to provide a space for community, inspiration and learning.  It started as a one time Happy Hour in March 2020 to share community and hope in isolation weekly. It is now every month with guests from all facets of the industry sharing insight, wisdom and resources.

-Sara Elizabeth

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JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT INDUSTRY POWER HOUR!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 4 PM PST/ 7 PM EST

Writers

Justine Wentzell-Chang 

and

Alys Murray

Learn more about Justine and Alys:

Justine Wentzell-Chang is a lot of things, but also a former acquisitions and co-productions executive turned writer and producer. She has developed and produced numerous films, including RIP TIDE (Netflix), THE CHRISTMAS CALENDAR (UpTV), and BACK OF THE NET (Disney Channel). In 2019, she and her pilot script IDENTITY CRISIS OF A BANANA were selected as one of the eleven projects to participate in the PGA's annual Diversity Workshop. That script is currently optioned. Recently, she consulted and wrote on the new Netflix series, GYMNASTICS ACADEMY: A SECOND CHANCE, which has been the #1 kid's series in multiple countries. On December 2, 2022 her Christmas movie, A BIG FAT FAMILY CHRISTMAS (originally titled MY BIG FAT CHINESE CHRISTMAS) will premiere on Hallmark Channel. Justine is a passionate storyteller whose mission is to build bridges through storytelling and be a part of the cultural shifts that elevate underrepresented voices. She especially loves writing RomComs, holiday, and kid's stories.

Alys Murray writes crowd-pleasing genre fare for the romantic in all of us. After writing three internationally best-selling novels with Grand Central Publishing, she transitioned to writing features and working as a romance and comedy-focused script doctor for companies such as Hallmark, Lifetime, and ViacomCBS. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, she obtained her undergraduate degree in Playwriting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. During her time at NYU, she also studied at the university's prestigious playwriting course in cooperation with The Jermyn Street Theatre, RADA, and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain. Subsequently, she earned her Master's of Fine Art in Film Studies from King's College London. In 2022, she was named a RespectAbility Lab Fellow. As a disabled female writer, she feels it is vital that her work bring joy and hope to audiences everywhere. She is represented by CAA's Matt Felker and Norris Brooks. 

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