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THE CREATIVE JOURNEY: A Sit Down With Oscar Winning Writer Tom Schulman

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


You have a dream. Sell the script, break into Hollywood, make a living doing this thing you love. And one day…maybe find yourself standing onstage, making your Oscar or Golden Globe or Emmy speech.

The question is: how do you get there?

This is your chance to talk to someone who’s accomplished it. All of it. Join us on March xx, 2018 from 11 am until 2 pm at Scottsdale Community College as we sit down for an in-depth talk with Oscar-winning writer/director/producer TOM SCHULMAN (Dead Poet’s Society, What about Bob?, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids). He’ll talk about his journey from aspiring writer, to pro writer, to Oscar-winning writer. He’s also talk about story structure, and the difference between a good script and great one. And to top it off, he will answer your questions about the craft, the industry, and all things screenwriting.

About Tom Schulman:

Tom Schulman won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1989 for his semi-autobiographical Dead Poets Society. His other works include Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Welcome to Mooseport, What About Bob?, 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag, and Medicine Man. In 2009, Schulman was elected vice president of the Writers Guild of America, West. Tom lives in Los Angeles, California with his sons Max and Peter.

About Bill True:

Bill’s debut feature, Runaway, premiered to universal accolades at Tribeca and Toronto. It went on to take the top prize at the prestigious Austin Film Festival and was subsequently released by eOne Films. Recently, Bill was tapped to adapt the true crime bestseller, Running with the Devil, which is currently in development. Last year, Bill signed on to collaborate with his longtime mentor, Tony-winning and Oscar-nominated Mark Medoff, to adapt Medoff’s play, The Wager, for TV. Most recently, he is in development with Emmy Award-winning More/Medavoy Productions on Hope Springs, an original one-hour family drama. Nikki Deloach (MTV’s Awkward) is attached to star, and the project is currently under consideration by a major cable network. He’s been a featured panelist, moderator and top-rated pitch competition jurist at the Austin Film Festival screenwriters conference, Screencraft’s Nashville Writers Conference, and Scriptfest/The Great American Pitchfest. In addition to his work in Hollywood, Bill is Faculty-in-Residence for screenwriting at the acclaimed Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre.


March 24
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Carlo DallOlmo


Scottsdale Community College
9000 East Chaparral Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
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