Monday, September 13, 2010

Volunteer at the 2010 Screenwriting Expo

The 2010 Screenwriting Expo
Hilton LAX Hotel
5711 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90045
Oct. 7-10, 2010

Call For Volunteers

Click Or Cut And Paste The Link At the Bottom Of This Page
To Sign Up To Be A 2010 Screenwriting Expo Volunteer

Would you like to volunteer for a day at the 2010 Screenwriting Expo and attend the rest of the Expo with free registration and free tickets to seminars? Here's how...

What We Expect Of You And What You Will Receive:
Be Sure To Read These Terms And Details

As a Screenwriting Expo volunteer, you will receive:
– A free Basic Pass to the Expo ($99.95 value).
– Free tickets to $6 seminars.
– Free one-year Creative Screenwriting subscription; free Screenwriting Expo T-shirt.
– Right to buy all other event tickets.

The Expo will not reimburse volunteers for lunch or parking. Some drinks and snacks will be provided. Parking at the hotel is $14/day for Expo registrants. You can find parking within short walking distance of the hotel for $8.82 a day, possibly lower, at this page:

http://www.airport-la.com/info/parking.html

The $8.82 online rate was quoted at Airport Center, 5959 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045.
Advance purchase might be required. There may be lower rates in the area; check the site above.

We will expect you to:
– Complete the form at the link below by Sept. 10, 2010
– Attend any required training and orientation sessions.
– Work one full eight-hour day before, at, or after the Expo You are welcome to work more.
– Be on time for your work day.
– Have a cell phone with you, and give us the phone number.
– Wear the “uniform” (an Expo T-shirt and "Volunteer" badge ribbon) while on duty.
– Be professional and courteous at all times, of course.
– We reserve the right to revoke the badge of any volunteer for inappropriate behavior.

When and how you can expect to hear from us:

We will begin contacting and organizing volunteers in early-mid September. We will not be able to give you any guarantee or information before then on whether your scheduling needs and ours are a good match. The answer is very likely "Yes," but that is not a promise.

Top Priority Is A Mix Of New And Experienced Volunteers

One of the purposes of offering free registrations to volunteers is to provide a means of entry for those who truly cannot afford the price of an Expo registration. Another of our goals is to provide an opportunity for new volunteers who have never been to the Expo before.

However, we also seek to ensure that the volunteer staff is capable and collectively has a body of knowledge based on experience.

Therefore, we seek a mix of new and experienced volunteers.

If you are planning to attend in any case, you should go ahead and buy your registration and tickets. Buying your registration and tickets guarantees your place in the "electronic line" for pitch tickets and events. If you are selected as a volunteer, we will refund your registration fees and $5/$6 seminar tickets. Your receipt of this email is NOT a guarantee that you will be accepted as a volunteer.

Green Room and VIP Staffing–Additional Note:

Staffing VIPs requires special diplomatic skills. Please cite your experience at this kind of work if you ask to be considered for it.

Also, if you envision a Green Room monitor job as a chance to chat with VIPs about moviemaking, get an autograph, or pitch your script, please do yourself a big favor, and DO NOT volunteer for that duty. One of the most important duties of a Green Room staff person is to shield VIPs from that behavior. If we find that a volunteer is doing any of these things with a VIP, the volunteer will be discharged from the Expo.

Ready to volunteer? Click or cut and paste this link to go to the signup form:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/expovolunteer

Volunteer questions or comments? Please write to volunteer@screenwritingexpo.com

If you're not interested in volunteering, but want to learn about the Screenwriting Expo, visit this page:
http://screenwritingexpo.com/index.html

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