Summer 2017 Events

Screening

Friday, June 23, time and location TBD
Screening of The Dallas Buyers Club with Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Craig Borten.

faculty screening and lecture series

Monday, June 26, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Joe Gilford will be screening High Noon. The discussion that follows will look at High Noon’s place in the social and political trajectory of the 1950s, the western genre, and the world of screenwriter Carl Foreman. He will share his vast knowledge of the blacklist and its effects in movie history.

FACULTY screening and lecture series

Friday July 7, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Faculty member Jenna McGrath presents “Worldview and the Psychology of Success”: Is it possible to write a script under a tight deadline and enjoy the process? Through a series of writing exercises, guided visualizations, and lecture, McGrath will explore how our attitudes about writing can shape our experiences on the page and in our careers. This interactive evening will provide students with an opportunity to bring some of their unconscious ideas about the writing process to the fore, examine those beliefs and then choose the approach that will set them up for success in the future. We’ll tackle topics like procrastination, writers block, time management, and worldview. McGrath will share some of the training techniques that she used to prepare for three World Championships in the extreme sport of freediving, and discuss how those same tools can be applied to the decidedly unathletic pursuit of sitting on your duff and writing a great story.

Faculty screening and lecture series

Friday, July 14, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Faculty member Linda Voorhees (director, UCLA Graduate Screenwriting Program) presents her world famous rewrite seminar. Come prepared to take lots of notes and ask tons of questions.

Faculty screening and lecture series

Monday, July 17, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Faculty member Lawrence Ross presents Get Out: The Blackest Movie in Hollywood History. Ross will break down the various ways Get Out is revolutionary in presenting the black experience in America, while also answering the one question every black viewer had after watching it: How in the hell did this movie get made?

faculty screening and lecture series

Monday, July 24, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Program Director Tim Albaugh presents The Anatomy of a Scene. In this workshop, we will discuss what makes a great, and not so great scene. Things to embrace and things to avoid.