University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Ginia Desmond


Desmond now has about a dozen scripts to her name, including three book adaptations and several she was hired to write. One — based on the book “Santiago’s Children: What I Learned about Life at an Orphanage in Chile” — could be produced next year in Chile. She now leads a screenwriting group in Tucson.

Ginia Desmond is a writer and producer, known for "Lucky U Ranch" (2015), "VOTE (Smart)" in 2012, and "Santiago's Children."


Scheduled events:
Screenwriting: Getting it Right
The challenges inherent in screenwriting are many. Every element in a screenplay - from opening scene to character development to structure - must deliver in order for producers to love it and audiences to applaud it. Three expert writers with Hollywood experience will offer tips to help you write a red-carpet worthy screenplay.

Student Union Ventana (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ginia Desmond, Allan Hamilton, Michael Tolkin
Moderator: Jeff Yanc
From Script to Screen
Your screenplay is done! Now, a new challenge awaits you: getting your masterpiece from paper onto the silver screen. What's the most efficient way to make that happen in a crazy, competitive industry? Come ask the experts and find out!

Student Union Ventana (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ginia Desmond, Desmond Devenish, Genie Joseph
Moderator: Victoria Lucas

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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