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CSN returns to Lake FX Creativity Conference, May 13-15

Lake FX Summit + Expo 2016Chicago Screenwriters Network is proud to return as an exhibitor at the Lake FX Summit + Expo taking place in mid-May at the Chicago Cultural Center (with additional programming being staged at other venues). Immerse yourself in the 2nd annual Lake FX Summit + Expo, May 13-15, 2016 — the Midwest’s largest FREE convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs. Join national leaders in the arts and creative industries for conversations, panels, and workshops. Connect with expo resources. Discover new talent at evening showcases—and shop our marketplace. The Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) is the Lake FX hub. Dive in at lakefxchicago.us.


With program tracks related to the music, film, fashion, culinary and visual & performing arts industries, this event will present professional development opportunities, as well as an Expo resource fair and a marketplace open to local artisans. Taking place at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) + other locations; for more information and to pre-register for FREE as an attendee, visit lakefxchicago.us

Chicago Screenwriters Network will staff an exhibit table/booth at the Expo in the Chicago Cultural Center on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, from 10:00am-4:00pm both days. We encourage all member of the CSN community to visit us at the Expo and to partake in the variety of creative programs and exhibitors who are participating at this event.

On Friday, May 13th (1:30-3:00pm), CSN President Dante A. Bacani will be a panelist on the Film + Media topic “Meet the Independent Film Organizations in Town”, taking place at the Gene Siskel Film Center (Theater 1), 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601. Representatives from local film organizations will talk about what each has to offer local independent filmmakers and how to join their efforts. Filmmaking is a collaborative art form, and there are plenty of resources at everyone’s fingertips – if you know where to look! There will also be an interactive session on script coverage and a table read. The panel will be moderated by Kathy Byrne, SAG-AFTRA, and feature these additional speakers: Brenda Webb, Chicago Filmmakers; Craig Harris, Creative Cypher; Keaton Wooden, IFP/Chicago; and Carrie Hunter, Women in Film.

PRE-REGISTER FOR FREE and visit CSN at the Lake FX Summit + Expo on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14.