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Friday, October 26 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
The Creative Career: Practical Tips for Starting Out

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A panel of successful WGAW writers will discuss what you need to know in your career, how to avoid common pitfalls, and what the Writers Guild can do for you.

This panel is presented by the Writers Guild of America West.

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John August

co-host Scriptnotes; writer Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Charlie's Angels, Go
John August’s screenwriting credits include Go, Big Fish, Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and both Charlie’s Angels movies. His feature directing debut, The Nines, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. He also wrote the book for the Broadway... Read More →

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Jason Fuchs

co-writer Wonder Woman, Ice Age: Continental Drift; writer I Still See You, Pan
Jason, a screenwriter, actor and producer, is best known as the co-writer of Wonder Woman (2017) and Ice Ace: Continental Drift (2012). Jason is also the writer of Joe Wright's Pan (2015) and Lionsgate's upcoming thriller I Still See You (in theaters Oct. 12th), which he executive... Read More →
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Christina Hodson

writer Transformers: Bumblebee (2018); Birds of Prey (2020)
Christina Hodson transitioned from development executive to screenwriter in 2012. Her first three spec scripts featured on the Black List three years in a row. One of these was the female-driven sci-fi action script, The Eden Project, which sold in a bidding war to Sony. In 2015... Read More →
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Tess Morris

writer Man Up, Casual
Born and bred Londoner, Tess has been writing since she could walk (not 100% true) and her first words were ‘Elvis is the King!’ (100% true). Her first screenplay, the romantic comedy Man Up, made the 2011 Brit List, was picked up by Big Talk Pictures, co-produced by Studio Canal... Read More →
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Nicole Perlman

writer Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel (2019), Detective Pikachu (2019)
Nicole Perlman is best known for having co-written Marvel Studios’ 2014 blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” as well as the upcoming “Captain Marvel” and "Detective Pikachu" (both of which will release in 2019). Nicole received her BFA in filmmaking from NYU in 2003. Since... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary