It’s said that everyone in Los Angeles is writing a screenplay, but how many aspiring writers actually break into the industry? Find out how to increase your odds by joining us on Friday, January 24, when the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program proudly hosts a panel at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena entitled Breaking into Hollywood as a Screenwriter. The panelists– four Writers’ Program instructors who are professional writers with many credits to their name–will talk about their personal journeys from aspiring writers to WGA members. They’ll share their insights, advice, and tips for getting one step closer to Hollywood, and also talk about their contributions to Inside the Room and Cut to the Chase, two new books about TV writing and feature film writing written by Writers’ Program instructors and edited by Writers’ Program Director, Linda Venis.

The panelists are as follows:

Jon Bernstein, WGA member whose credits include Disney’s Meet the Robinsons; Beautiful; and Ringmaster. He has written for DreamWorks, Paramount, and Twentieth Century Fox.

Alison Lea Bingeman, WGA member whose credits include the independent feature film thriller Hurt; Bomb Girls; CSI: Miami; NCIS; Relic Hunter; and The Outer Limits. Her work has appeared on CBS, HBO, Lifetime, USA, Nickelodeon, and Showtime.

Richard Hatem, WGA member who created the ABC/Touchstone television series Miracles and has written and produced episodes of Tru Calling, The Inside, Supernatural, and The Dead Zone. Feature film credits include The Mothman Prophecies, which he coproduced.

Laurence Rosenthal, WGA member, independent producer and development executive. At Woods Entertainment he supervised the development of Scream, Beautiful Girls, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, Cop Land, and Citizen Ruth.

Editor Linda Venis, who for more than two decades has guided the growth of the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program into the nation’s largest screenwriting and creative writing program, will moderate.

Inside the Room and Cut to the Chase will be available at Vroman’s for sale and signing.

We hope you will join us!

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

January 24, 2014, 7 pm

Questions? Please call the Writers’ Program at (310) 825-9415.

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