Back To Schedule
Thursday, April 21 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Your Name in Lights: Writing for Film and Television

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
*This event is free and open to the public!*

Join us for a lively conversation on what it’s like to be a writer in the television and film industry. From writers and directors of local film and theater projects to producers and directors of feature films and television, this event will have it all! Our panelists include Ken Kwapis, an award-winning motion picture and televisions director, who has worked on uplifting and comedic projects such as The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, He’s Just Not That Into You, and The Office; Karl Schaefer, award-winning writer/producer/showrunner with hundreds of television credits for many shows that he created or produced himself, including Spokane’s own Z-Nation; Eric Horsted, who grew up watching hours of television and has now written/directed/produced even more hours including episodes of Futurama, The Simpsons, Black-ish, and more; Rebecca Cook, who’s active in the Washington film community with her own short films, as well as working on feature films and TV such as Z Nation; Misty Shipman, an Indigenous writer and director whose work has appeared in multiple festivals; and Delondra Mesa, who’s a Latina film, television, and playwright living in Los Angeles, which includes her acclaimed play Skeleton Stories. This venue has a free parking lot.

Click here to view this event on Facebook, and click here to purchase this event's book(s) from Auntie’s. Please help us by filling out a festival survey! 

avatar for Ken Kwapis

Ken Kwapis

Ken Kwapis is an award-winning director of motion pictures and television. He has directed eleven feature films, among them A Walk In The Woods, based on Bill Bryson’s acclaimed comedic memoir; He’s Just Not That Into You, inspired by the New York Times bestselling advice book... Read More →
avatar for Karl Schaefer

Karl Schaefer

Karl Schaefer is an award winning writer-producer-showrunner with over 250 television writing credits for episodes of shows he created or executive produced, including 5 seasons of Spokane's own Z-Nation. Other shows he created include; TV101 for CBS (for which he won a WGA award... Read More →
avatar for Eric Horsted

Eric Horsted

Eric Horsted grew up in the rough and tumble suburbs of Houston, where his passions included sitting near an air conditioner and watching television. Later he attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he focused on filmmaking and minored in watching television. After graduation... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Cook

Rebecca Cook

An active member of the Washington film community, Rebecca Cook got her AAS in Radio Broadcasting at SFCC and her BA in Theatre from EWU. She has worked as an actress, director, costumer, make-up artist, accountant, producer, and director throughout the region. For the last several... Read More →
avatar for Misty Grace

Misty Grace

Misty Grace is an Indigenous writer and director from the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of Indians. Her work has been shown in One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival and the Chewelah Film Festival, respectively. Misty is a frequent film festival panelist, a member of Spokane Film Project... Read More →
avatar for Delondra Mesa

Delondra Mesa

Delondra Mesa is a Latina film, television, and playwright living in Los Angeles. Her critically-acclaimed play Skeleton Stories, a multi-media romp through Day of the Dead, sold out its runs in Hollywood and Sacramento; the play was published by Stage Rights and is currently available... Read More →

Thursday April 21, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
The Hive - A Spokane Public Library