The Creative Business of Screenwriting with Marilyn Horowitz – 2017 

The Creative Business of Screenwriting with Marilyn Horowitz – 2017 

You’re a writer working in New York and you’ve just finished that million-dollar screenplay. It’s time to take off your creative writer’s hat and focus your energy on effective marketing. Whether it’s your first or tenth script, finding your target market can be tough.

This informative seminar will show you how to accurately assess the market for your script, who the players are, and what you need to do to establish contacts and productive working relationships.

Topics Covered include:

How to write a great logline.
How to make strong industry contacts.
How to pitch effectively on the phone, in print and in person.
How to prepare your bio.
How to protect yourself legally, tax-wise and story-wise.


Marilyn Ida Horowitz is an award-winning New York University writing professor and consultant, who has taught thousands of aspiring screenwriters to complete their works using The Horowitz System®, a trademarked writing system used in book editions for college, high school and middle school. Horowitz served a full tenure as judge for the Fulbright Scholarship Program for film and media students, and received the New York University Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004. She has produced and consulted on several films, including the Warner Brothers feature, And Then Came Love (2007). Her political thriller, The Book of Zev was released on December 1, 2014. She is also a contributor to the Amazon bestseller, The Voyage to Your Vision.




November 8 @ 6:30pm
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm (2h)

NYWIFT Conference Room
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
(Between Fifth and Madison Avenue)

$15 for Members
$25 for Nonmembers


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.