This Year's ScriptBiz™ was held at Providence Biltmore on
Monday, August 7th, 2006 • 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

The Rhode Island International Film Festival, a production of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, produces a day-long Screenwriting Conference called ScriptBiz™ during the week of their annual film festival.  It is a full day of developed interactive and informational workshops for aspiring or established screenwriters looking to hone and harness their craft. It not only expounds upon the creative process of writing a successful screenplay, but also on the delicate art of promoting to filmmakers through effective networking and a compelling pitch.

Attendees of ScriptBiz™ receive a full day of intensive training and shared knowledge from award-winning filmmakers, directors, producers, actors, writers, and scriptwriters.  ScriptBiz™ 2006 was thematically focused on how to effectively build bridges:  between New England and Hollywood and between the art and business of screenwriting.

This year’s special guests include Hollywood filmmaker MICHAEL CORRENTE (Federal Hill, Outside Providence, American Buffalo, Brooklyn Rules); STEVEN FEINBERG, Director of the RI TV & Film Office; DIANE ST. LAURENT, director and writer, TONI-ANN BAKER, producer, (A Lively Experiment: Dr. John Clarke, Co-Founder of Rhode Island 1609-1676); GEORGE CSICSERY, independent filmmaker and winner of last years screenwriting contest for “The Alderman’s Story”; actor ALEX DAUNIS (Space Theatre, Jesus, Mary and Joey, Ropewalk), Producer of Historical Films ELIZABETH DELUDE-DIX (Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, No Simple Truth: Reverend MacSparran's Slaves, Farm and Church in 18th-century Rhode Island). CHRIS SPARLING, writer, director, producer of “An Uzi at the Alamo”.

For more information about next year’s Scriptbiz, please visit the RIIFF web site at, or call 401-861-4445. The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers, directors, producers, distributors, backers, and the film-going community. Now heading into its eleventh year, the Festival is produced by the Flickers Arts Collaborative, an organization with 25 years of experience presenting major artistic events as well as independent and foreign films to the public.