Story to Screen Conference ONLINE April 20-21, 2020

At Story to Screen we know that you want to be an accomplished writer, producer or content creator.  In order to do that, you need the right tools and relationships to move your projects forward. 

The problem is you are stuck with stalled and lifeless projects in the wake of  pandemic isolation, which makes you feel frustrated, anxious and helpless.  

We believe you deserve to bring your stories to life. Just because the industry is in a holding pattern doesn’t mean your projects should stop moving forward. 

We certainly understand what if feels like to be frustrated when your projects are stalled by circumstances beyond your control - our Story to Screen faculty have written, produced, distributed, and marketed hundreds of movies, TV series and books and we are here to help. 

Here are 3 simple steps.

1.  Attend the Story to Screen Conference Online April 20th.

2.  Pitch your project April 21st.

3.  Enjoy your new roadmap to success.

Register for the FREE conference so you can put an end to stalled projects and instead get on with moving your projects forward.

We believe you deserve to bring your stories to life

100's of movies, TV Series and books from our faculty


Brian Bird

Christina Lee Storm

Darren Moorman

Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Believe Pictures. Best known for “When Calls the Heart” TV series, “Case for Christ” the movie. More 


Darren Moorman

Christina Lee Storm

Darren Moorman

Producer, Reserve Entertainment

Best know for "Same Kind of Different as Me" the movie, "Run the Race" the movie. More 


Christina Lee Storm

Christina Lee Storm

Christina Lee Storm

Vice President at DreamWorks Animation, Head of the Advanced Creative Technology Group



James Krueger

James Krueger

Christina Lee Storm

Best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker, story/script doctor, comic book writer, former Creative Director at Marvel Entertainment Group. More


Ash Greyson

James Krueger

Ash Greyson

Founder, Ribbow Media Group.  

Best know for "I Can Only Imagine", "Wonder", "Deep Water Horizon".   More 


Dan Rupple

James Krueger

Ash Greyson

CEO Mastermedia International, Producer Best known for CBS Television's , The Late Show with David Letterman and the Price is Right. More


Byron Williamson

Byron Williamson

Byron Williamson

Partner at Moeberg+Williamson Consulting. Former President of Word Publishing and Thomas Nelson Publishers; founder and President of Integrity Publishing; founder and President of Worthy Publishing Group More


Curtis Wallace

Byron Williamson

Byron Williamson

Attorney, Producer, Literary Agent, Author, The Law Office of Curtis W. Wallace, P.C. Best known for “Jumping the Broom” the movie, and the book “The Leadership Gap”  More


Tamara Bell

Byron Williamson

Caleb G. Brown

Vice President, Theatrical and Television Products Koan, Inc.

Best known for 30-years as a global distributor.. More  


Caleb G. Brown

Caleb G. Brown

Caleb G. Brown

CEO, The Story Locker

Best known for helping producers lock their scripts with confidence. More  


James Duke

Caleb G. Brown

Sam Bregman

Executive Director, Act One Program. 

As an independent filmmaker, James has almost twenty years experience in film,  and television production .His credits include writing, producing and directing over a hundred award-winning short films, documentaries, and theatrical productions.  More


Sam Bregman

Caleb G. Brown

Sam Bregman

Digital Strategist, Social Media Expert, Founder of Alpha Tribe Media

Best known for building massive social media followings that accelerate clients' influence. More


Jerilyn Esquibel

Jerilyn Esquibel

Jerilyn Esquibel

Producer, Kingdom

Best known for “I Can Only Imagine” the movie and “Woodlawn” the movie..More


Holly McClure

Jerilyn Esquibel

Jerilyn Esquibel

Film critic, media consultant, film and television producer and author. Best known for "The Passion of the Christ". More


Catherine Clinch

Jerilyn Esquibel

Catherine Clinch

Content Creator, Media Strategy Consultant, Academic

Writer/producer with more than thirty years of experience in the entertainment and media industry.



Cathy Parker

Honnie Korngold

Catherine Clinch

Author, Producer

Best known for “Northern Lights” the book and movie and founder of the nonprofits Athletes to Champions and Beyond the Ballfield. More


Honnie Korngold

Honnie Korngold

Honnie Korngold

Producer, CineVantage  

Best known for “Northern Lights” the movie and “Travel with Spirit” TV series. More

Our Speakers and Panelists are an accomplished group that will bring you wisdom and inspiration to move your projects forward.


Content Creators Must Pivot

We find ourselves in an unprecedented crisis.  So many people in our content-driven business are feeling the stress and uncertainty about the future.  With nearly all production coming to a halt, theaters closing and agencies shutting down, creatives have little hope their projects can move forward during this time.  We feel it is important. more now than ever, to bring inspiration through the Story to Screen Conference.  We believe it is time to “pivot”. 

“…a "pivot," the moment when you realize that you have to let go of what you'd planned for something much greater.” Thomas Koulopoulos, Founder, Delphi Group

We have decided to take the Story to Screen event ONLINE April 20th with our Pitchfest to be held on April 21st.  The program will not replace our in-person event in Georgia (to be determined at a later date), rather it will be a more targeted approach with our speakers and panels offering specific information and resources to assist you in not only weathering the storm, but see your projects thrive during this time. 

This VIRTUAL event is for writers, producers, and content creators seeking to expand their knowledge of story design, development, the book to film process, interactive media, animation, and more.  We will conduct the event with a Zoom-type webinar with plenty of time for interaction and Q&A from you.


While the live event is FREE, you still must register to reserve your space in the Zoom Webinar.  There is a limited number of attendees we can accommodate, so don't wait to secure your spot.

Conference Schedule*

Monday, April 20, 2020*

  •  7:30 - 8:00 How Storytellers Change Culture - James Duke


  • 8:00 - 8:35 Why Story Matters - Brian Bird  


  • 8:35 - 9:10 Story Exegesis - Caleb Brown   

  • 9:10- 9:45 Book to Film Process - Curtis Wallace, Byron Williamson   

  • 9:45 - 9:55 BREAK 

  •  9:55 - 10:30 How to Pitch - Catherine Clinch 


  • 10:30 - 11:05 World Building,  Jim Krueger   

  • 11:05 - 11:40 Who's Buying What and Why  - Tamara Bell, Ash Greyson   

  • 11:40 - 12:10 LUNCH BREAK


  • 12:10 - 12:45 The Producers Journey - Darren Moorman


  • 12:45 - 1:20 Building Buzz and Community Around Your Story  - Sam Bregman   

  • 1:20 - 1:55 Case Study Northern Lights Why Platform Matters  - Cathy Parker, Sam Bregman, Honnie Korngold  


  • 1:55 - 2:30 The Truth About Development - Honnie Korngold, Jerilyn Esquibel  


  • 2:30 - 2:40 BREAK    


  • 2:40 - 3:15 Interactive Media Panel - Christina Lee Storm, Ash Greyson   

  • 3:15 - 3:50 From Script to Screen -The Making of the Passion of the Christ - Holly McClure 


  •  3:50 - 4:25 Pivoting in a Time of Disruption  - Industry, Cultural and Spiritual Recalibration - Dan Rupple   

  • 4:25  END   


*All times are PACIFIC Time. Speakers and Schedule Subject to Change

Tuesday, April 21, 2020*

Pitchfest Contest participants will be notified via email no later than Saturday, April 18th of their scheduled time to pitch.

Conference Registration and Options

LIVE Online Conference - FREE Registration

LIVE Online Conference - FREE Registration

LIVE Online Conference - FREE Registration


 The FREE Live Online Conference includes:

  • Expert Sessions & Panels
  • Interactive Q&A
  • Story to Screen Success Stories and Case Studies

Topics included:

Stories for a Hurting World

Why Story Matters

Story Exegisis 

Book to Film Process

Interactive Media, Alternative Mediums Panel Discussion

World Building

Who's Buying What and Why

Animation Panel Discussion

The Producers Journey

The Truth About Development Panel Discussion

Building the Buzz Around Your Story

The Evolution of the Family/Faith-friendly Genre - The Good, the Bad the Ugly

Case Study Northern Lights Why Platform Matters Panel Discussion

How to Pivot; A Creative's Focus in Crisis

Pitchfest Contest SOLD OUT

LIVE Online Conference - FREE Registration

LIVE Online Conference - FREE Registration


  • Do you have a great concept for a movie or TV show? 
  • Do you have a finished screenplay?
  • Does your book have what it takes to be a movie? 
  • Do you have a finished short or feature film?

There are 2 categories for pitched projects: Unfinished concepts, screenplays or books or Finished projects, shorts, features and other content.

The pitched projects will be evaluated on the strength of the concept, salability and craft.  The winner in each category will be awarded a cash prize and post-conference phone consultation with the Pitchfest facilitator(s) to provide feedback on a potential path for their project. 

Test your ideas and get feedback from the Pitchfest panel that listen to pitches every day. Each pitch will receive a  grading score by our Story to Screen Judges similar to the typical grading stucture for screenplay coverage: Pass, Consider, or Recommend.

Judges for each category will be Story to Screen speakers and panelists as well as production companies, an independent studio and distributor.

A few days prior to your pitch, you will be able to upload your materials relevant to your project.  Once you register to pitch, a link will be provided to you. You will have 5 minutes to pitch online.  You will be scheduled a specific timeslot to pitch.

The cost to pitch your project is $29.  

Pitching Resources:



While the Story to Screen Conference LIVE Online Event on April 20th is FREE, we know some may want access to the recorded videos from the sessions and panel on demand.  We also want to provide additional resources to help our attendees continue their journey in bringing their projects to fruition.
We have created the Story to Screen ALL ACCESS PASS for $20 and it includes:

  • The online conference April 20th.
  • On demand access to the recorded sessions and panels from April 20.
  • A Story to Screen "Members Only" Facebook page that will include members only resources and content.
  • Additional video content and resources from our Story to Screen faculty available for download.
  • PLEASE Note The Pitchfest Competition previously included in this package is sold out as of 04/16/20 so the price for the pass has been adjusted down to reflect this.

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