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Wednesday, August 31 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
SCREENWRITING: Perils of Screenwriting

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Some days you’re in Heaven. Some days Hell. Some days you’re rich beyond your wildest dreams, others you’re penniless and contemplating bank robbery. Welcome to the roller-coaster existence of a full-time screenwriter. Our panelists share tips on pitching - gamesmanship with suits - the dilemma of ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ - insights on Writer’s Block - the usefulness of negative comments - and survival strategies before your next Oscar nomination.

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Laurie Craig

Laurie Craig is particularly known for her work in family film and romantic comedy.  Laurie wrote the original screenplay for the movie PAULIE for Dreamworks.  The critically acclaimed film starred Tony Shaloub and Gena Rowlands. Laurie's other credits include co-writing the Miramax release, ELLA ENCHANTED, starring Anne Hathaway, and Fox’s RAMONA AND BEEZUS, based on the books of Beverly Cleary, and starring Joey King and Selena Gomez. She... Read More →

Leslie Dixon

Leslie Dixon was raised mostly in San Francisco – in the city itself, thank you, not one of those flaccid little down-the-peninsula suburbs. She was one of those obnoxious but literate children who could both annoy and impress people. She had a fun mother, who did nothing to rein her in, but did drag her around to revival houses to see pre-Hayes Code films. An obsession was born. She got a library card at AFI and began checking out... Read More →
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Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson has been a professional screenwriter for 30 years. He's worked with such diverse filmmaking talent as Steven Spielberg, Penelope Spheeris, Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee, and Jonathan Demme. His credits include The Doors (as “J. Randal Johnson”), Dudes, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, and episodes of the HBO cable series Tales from the Crypt. He also wrote Gun, an epic Western video game, which was voted Best Story at the 2005... Read More →
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Miguel Tejada-Flores

Miguel Tejada-Flores is a screenwriter whose first produced script, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’, became both a commercial success and a cult classic. His film writing credits range from comedy to dark epic science-fiction (‘Screamers’) to psychological suspense (‘The Unsaid’) to horror (‘Frankenstein’s Army’,‘Fright Night II’, “Beyond Re-Animator”). Miguel has created... Read More →

Wednesday August 31, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

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