In addition to attending the event for pure entertainment and celebrating the winners, there is so much more to the VWF than meets the eye.
A networking lounge will act as a hub for exchanging business cards and creating new relationships.
Multiple workshops will be offered with something for everyone. William F.White will be teaching a class on grip and lighting, Telus will have filmmakers in attendance to speak about their climb to success. Adobe will be demonstrating a workflow using icloud. Dot Studio will help you build your brand through distribution and syndication. Altman and Company as well as Jeff Young will help decipher the legalities of the entertainment world.
Key speakers such as Bernie Su will also be there to tell writers how to become great and find work.
Melissa Shneider will be there representing New Form Digital. It is a company owned by Ron Howard looking for new content.
Panels will also be there to talk about individual success stories and what the markets needs are.
Jameson Parker from Whiskaye Films works directly with Kevin Spacey and is involved with his website Triggerstreet.com. They are seeking new content and great talent.
I should also mention the five-minute speed date pitch. A referee will blow his whistle, signaling the start of the pitch between the writers and studio reps.
Free massages from students, free popcorn, and free cotton candy are an extra thank you for attending the event.