Monday, February 21, 2011
If you're an aspiring writer, or even a working writer, there is a great class presented by the WGA called Anatomy of a Script. Hosted by Robin Schiff (Romy & Michele's High School Reunion) and Winnie Holtzman (My So Called Life, Wicked), one top writer a night is interviewed. A specific work of theirs is discussed from inception through finished product. It's mostly about process -- how they work, how they deal with anxiety, being blocked, outlining, rewriting, notes, etc. For those of you in Kansas City or Norway, get your ass out here!
This is a fabulous program. I wouldn't recommend it if it wasn't. And here's how objective I am -- they've never asked me to speak.
But it begins its fifth year Tuesday night with Debra Granik, who co-wrote and directed the incredible WINTER'S BONE (nominated for a gaggle of Oscars).
It's at the WGA on Fairfax. Tickets are available. It starts at 7:30 with a free screening of the movie first. All proceeds from the series go to the Writers' Guild Foundation.
Other speakers in the series include: Glenn Gordon Caron (Medium), Wednesday, March 2; Steve Levitan (Modern Family), Wednesday, March 9; Mike Werb & Michael Colleary (Face/Off), Wednesday, March 16; Marta Kauffman & David Crane (Friends), Wednesday, March 23; and John August (Big Fish), Wednesday, March 30.
You can get tickets for individual classes or the whole series along with additional information by clicking here.
Tell 'em Ken sent ya. You won't get anything but I'll feel important. Thanks.
By Ken Levine at 10:46 PM