TIM CHIZMAR will be the MARCH Speaker

Diamond Valley Writers’ Guild Meeting,

March 18, 2023, 9:30 am PST.

Live and in person at the Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Avenue, Hemet or via Zoom



Adapt Your Book to Film and Sell the Rights to Hollywood

Hosted by Guest Speakers: TIM CHIZMAR and MARK SAVAGE


Tim is an award-winning speaker, headlining Comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, and bestseller whose books include Soul TraitorModern Madness, and others that shall not be named, as they were written while working as a ghostwriter for some of today’s hottest authors and celebrities. His work has been included in short story collections, notably Chicken Soup for the Soul, and has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and on websites including Fangoria and First Comics News. Tim’s collaboration with writing legend Clive Barker was featured in the Bram Stoker-award-winning book, It’s Alive: bringing your nightmares to life published by Crystal Lake Press. Tim also co-founded the Las Vegas Chapter of the prestigious Horror Writers Association and has held membership in various writers’ organizations including the Writers Guild of America. Tim’s experience working with networks, like Comedy Central and Showtime, as well as Hollywood production companies, including Full Moon and Asylum, has allowed him to bring his unique vision to the big screen.


Mark is an Australian-born director/producer/writer who sold his first feature, Marauders, to the international market at the age of 24. Since then, he’s worked on numerous diverse projects ranging from action/comedies, such as Sensitive New Age Killer, to documentaries including one about Jackie Chan titled Beyond Mr. Nice Guy. Other film credits include Narrow GaugeTrail of PassionThe Sentimental Assassin, DefencelessFertislePond ScumStressed to KillPurgatory Road, and Painkiller. Recently he completed principal photography on three more films: Bring Him Back DeadHell’s Coming for You, and Kill Craft. Mark also has extensive distribution experience having worked for Orion Pictures, Absurda (David Lynch’s company), and Village-Roadshow.

And don’t forget to join us afterward for our monthly no-host networking

luncheon at Emilio’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 2340 S. San Jacinto Avenue.

We have a 12:00 noon reservation, so if you get there first, let them know you’re with the Guild.

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