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Elizabeth Searle AMA: Networking Wednesday

  • January 24, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom meeting

Join WIFVNE member Elizabeth Searle

as she leads this WIFVNE Networking Wednesday session on screenwriting

In this special "Ask Me Anything" Networking Wednesday event, Elizabeth offers advice on reaching the screen, drawing on her experience as a longtime fiction writer who learned scriptwriting and in 2023 ‘reached the screen’ as a co-writer on a feature film, I’LL SHOW YOU MINE (Duplass Brothers).

Elizabeth will walk attendees through tips for ‘reaching the screen,’ including:

  • how to ‘start small; start local’ in getting your foot in the filmwriting door
  • how to make the most of the festival circuit and find ‘kindred spirits’
  • how to transition from fiction into scriptwriting, using fiction-writer skill set
  • a brainstorming exercise on taking the first steps of adapting a piece of fiction for the screen
  • plus plenty of time for engaging Questions and Answers

Prior to this event, WIFVNE recommends that members update their Member Profile in the Member Directory, so connections can become collaborators! 

Elizabeth Searle writes fiction and scripts; she is co-writer on the 2023 feature film, I’LL SHOW YOU MINE, which was produced by Duplass Brothers Productions and released in select theaters and widely on home screens including AmazonPrime and AppleTV. The filmwritten by Elizabeth, Tiffany Louquet and David Shields—stars Poorna Jagannathan and Casey Thomas Brown. It drew positive reviews in the New York Times and more. Elizabeth is also author of five books of fiction, including A FOUR-SIDED BED, which is in development as a feature film. An award-winning short film, FOUR-SIDED, has screened at multiple festivals. Her theater work, TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, has been produced in Boston, NYC, LA, Chicago and more, drawing national media. She teaches at Stonecoast MFA. For more information, visit her web site

This conversation will be moderated by WIFVNE Member Erin Underwood. Erin is the senior event content producer for MIT Technology Review, developing newsworthy content and producing our live and recorded emerging technology events, including EmTech, ClimateTech, LinkedIn Live, and Roundtable series. She is also a writer, screenwriter, and reviewer. You can view her reviews and commentary at Erin Underwood Presents

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