September Program: Writing in Hollywood
Ever wonder what it takes to be a writer in Hollywood? Curious about being a working actor in Los Angeles? MMP is excited to host writer/actor/director T.C. Dewitt, presenting Writing in Hollywood. T.C. will be sharing his experience moving from Kenosha to Los Angeles, being a working actor including being an extra on the Star Trek reboot, working on Better Off Ted. His professional experiences in Hollywood, making a living as a writer and overcoming obstacles when breaking into the industry. DeWitt, a lively and engaging speaker, will discuss how he defines success, his Do It Now Attitude, and how to deal with failure. Join us on Tuesday, September 18 from 5:30-8:00 at Madison Media Institute.
You may remember T.C. as a previous host of the WAVE awards, as well as a frequent collaborator with Ryan Freng and John Shoemaker at Backflip, and Julia Smith of Blend.
T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. While beginning his career on the stage as a playwright and stand-up, he eventually moved into screenwriting and film & television production and has been thriving for nearly a decade. His films have screened at numerous festivals around the world garnering many accolades both in the States and internationally. His success includes 5 Best Director Awards, 10 Best Picture Winners, 5 Audience Choice Awards, and a trio of Best Writing awards. In May 2017, “Screen:Righter” a film he wrote and directed, screened at Festival de Cannes, France. He regularly offers his skills to several YouTube partners, Production studios in Los Angeles and the Midwest, and is anticipating the release of “The Princess Knight”, his feature-length musical/fantasy. He has worked in Los Angeles since 2007, but he always finds his way back to Wisconsin. As a founding member of Firmament Films, a Madison-based production company, as well as a co-founder of [Redacted] Media out of Milwaukee, T.C. knows Wisconsin and the Midwest to be the best source of creativity, dedication, and an underrepresented wellspring of talent for storytelling through film, and he is proud to continue to work out of Milwaukee with [Redacted] Media and Wisconsin talent.
Tuesday, Sept. 18th
5:30 – 6:00 Networking/Food & Beverages
6:00 – 6:10 Announcements and Introductions
6:10 – 8:00 “Writing in Hollywood” followed by Q&A
Madison Media Institute
2758 Dairy Drive (Building B)
Madison, WI 53718
MMP Members Free