Screenwriting and Film Studies events for Summer 2022 are open to the Hollins community only. However, all lectures/presentations will be available via Zoom. For Zoom link email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screenwriting Guest Speaker: “Oh the Horror,” An Evening with Adrienne Biddle
Friday, June 24, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Producer, The Dark and the Wicked, The Monster, The Blackcoat’s Daughter. Biddle will discuss her experiences as an independent producer of genre films, along with tricks of the trade she’s learned while navigating the current realities of the film industry.
Screenwriting Lecture: “Where Credit is Due,” with Film Professor Joe Gilford
Monday, June 27, Jackson Screening Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Gilford will recount the harrowing story of his screenwriting credit dispute with an independent film company. What he learned could save you time, money, and above all, heartbreak, if you are ever hired to do a low-budget film.
Screenwriting Guest Speaker: “Not Just for Kids,” An Evening with Brian Turner”
Friday, July 1, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Writer/Producer, Trolls: The Beat Goes On, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Mortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Santa Baby, Snowglobe, My Christmas Love. Turner will discuss working in children’s television, as well as the wild world of holiday films.
Screenwriting Lecture: “Coverage,” with faculty member Lincoln Reed
Tuesday, July 5, 6 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Our newest faculty member Lincoln Reed will discuss screenplay coverage—a critical production role that has the power to open and close doors of opportunity for screenwriters in the entertainment industry. This talk will introduce the job of a script analyst, coverage procedure, and its influence in the production process.
Screenwriting Guest Speaker: “Playing in the Big Leagues,” An Evening with Jennie Lew Tugend
Friday, July 8, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Producer, Free Willy, Lethal Weapon, One Missed Call, HBO’s Tales from the Crypt, Scrooged.
Tugend will discuss her experiences working for Paramount and MGM on some of the largest franchises in Hollywood.
Screenwriting Lecture: “Film as Conceptual Art,” with Simon Herbert
Monday, July 11, 6 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Drawing on his prior career as an art curator, Herbert ponders the application of concept above all in art: and specifically in film. Although as screenwriters we often search for the perfect “studio formula,” the history of film is studded with films that prioritize aesthetics and rigid structures to further explore the human condition.
Screenwriting Guest Speaker: “Getting Repped,” An Evening with Jen Au
Friday, July 15, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Literary Manager, Untitled Entertainment. Au will discuss what writers need to know about agents and managers and the realities of maintaining a successful writing career.
Screenwriting Guest Speaker: “A Lifetime of Movies,” An Evening with Bryan Dick
Friday, July 22, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Writer, Spring Break Nightmare, Mother’s Deadly Son, Deadly Due Date, Psycho Wedding Crasher, Killer Under the Bed, Twisted Twin. Dick will discuss his experiences penning over 30 TV movies for Lifetime Television, and the ins and outs of navigating the world of television movies.
Screenwriting Guest Speaker: “Writing the Scripted Podcast,” with Brian Nelson
Monday, July 25, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Writer/Producer: 30 Days of Night, Nightflyers, Altered Carbon. Nelson will discuss the ins and outs of this latest form of content for screenwriters as he takes us through the creation and production of his popular scripted podcast Agent Stoker.