Thu, Apr 08 | Zoom Event

Obtaining A Literary Agent with Dara Harper

WOCF member Dara Harper is going to share how she was able to market her spec scripts to be optioned and obtain a literary agent.
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Obtaining A Literary Agent with Dara Harper

Time & Location

Apr 08, 5:00 PM
Zoom Event

About the Event

There are lots of classes, books and commentary on how to write a good  screenplay but what do you do when your masterpiece is done and you are  ready to take it to market? What if you have written multiple spec  scripts, screenplays, entered screenwriting competitions and made query  calls but nothing is landing you with representation that can sell you  precious work. WOCF member Dara Harper is going to share how she  was able to market her spec scripts to be optioned and obtain a literary  agent. Dara was born in Detroit and developed a passion for  storytelling at an early age. Sheis a novelist, Off Broadway playwright,  journalist, artist and award-winning filmmaker. She has worked on  projects for MTV and Nickelodeon. She attended the Detroit High School  for Fine and Performing Arts and graduated with a degree in Interactive  Media from the International Academy of Design and Technology in  Chicago. Dara won the Best African American Filmmaker Award at the  Brooklyn Film Festival for her animated short film, "la Revolution." While  residing in New York City, she was accepted into the Harlem Writers  Guild, past members include Maya Angelou and Terry McMillan.Her feature  film, "Sweeter Without Sugar" was an official selection at the African  American Women In Cinema Film Festival. Her debut play,"Passing" had a  sold-out run Off-Broadway and was nominated for an Audience Development  Committee, Inc. Award. She is the author of several novels and the  children's book "No Glasses For Me." She directed and wrote the  CG-animated feature film, "The Sky Princess", an official selection of  the African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York City. One  of her scripts was recently selected as a top 30semi-finalist from over  700 entries in BET's Project CRE8 TV competition. She has been  commissioned to write seven scripts and had five specs optioned. Her  plays, “Half Truth, Full Plate” and “Shades of War” were recently  produced at Hollywood’s Stella Adler Theatre, in residence with the  Towne Street Theatre. She is currently a writing consultant on anew  animated Disney Junior series in development.