CSN adds Charisse Nesbit, former Director of Development at Lionsgate Films to their mini-pitch session/workshop weekend
June 19, 2012 by Screenmag
Charisse Nesbit, Former Director of Development at Lionsgate Films who helped to develop films such as Why Did I Get Married?, My Bloody Valentine, and the upcoming School Dance and Addicted, has been confirmed for the Chicago Screenwriters Network two-day pitch session/workshop on July 14 and 15.
A native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Nesbit attended the University of New Mexico where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Journalism. After a brief stint at the Wilmington News Journal and local radio, she attended Columbia College Chicago, where she received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Fiction Writing.
Nesbit first achieved success as a writer when her essay “Child of the Dream”, was selected out of over 900 entries to appear in the 1999 anthology “Children of the Dream: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America.”
In 2008, she was chosen to participate in the Marvin Miller Guy Hanks Fellowship, also known as the Cosby Program. Through this program she not only learned about the contributions of African-Americans to the film industry, but she also completed a screenplay in hopes of building on the rich legacy of African American writers in the film industry.
Holiday Inn Harrison
506. W. Harrison
Saturday, July 14th: 9:00-5:00 Danny Manus workshop Sunday, July 15th: 12:00-5:00 Pitch sessions - meeting continues at Porkchop from 6:00-9:00
MEMBERS: $99 (Includes Danny’s 3 classes and 8-minute pitches to Danny, Janet and Ryan, Sunday Night Meeting)
NON-MEMBERS: $149 (Includes Danny’s 3 classes and 8-minute pitches to Danny, Janet and Ryan, Sunday Night Meeting)
Register for this event at: www.pitchweekend.eventbrite.com.