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ETA: t I did think someone might be interested in writing screenplay here If so... this is for you and ignore the cranky painting and spackling all day person who wrote this.
I'm so pleased to tell you that Star Trek screenwriter, Morgan Gendel is coming to Washington, DC the week of October 27 to speak at the DC Public Library and conduct two workshops for aspiring science fiction screenwriters.
While in DC, Mr. Gendel will also speak to the film students at American University School of Communication and children at the John Eaton Elementary School.
Mr. Gendel is a former journalist and network executive who over the last 25 years has written or produced more than 200 episodes of television, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Law & Order, MTV's Spider-Man, V.I.P. and The Dresden Files. He is partnered with Stan Lee on the graphic novel Hellana and is currently adapting the Ursula K. LeGuin novel, The Telling as a feature film. He teaches Drama TV Writing at Columbia College Chicago, International FilmSchool of Cologne, the Filmakademie in Stuttgart, and speaks at dozens of science fiction events around the world.
At the DC Public Library, Mr. Gendel will screen his Hugo Award-winning episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Inner Light. The Inner Light which places USS Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard in an alternate life for what seems to him like 50 years, was recently ranked by science fiction website io9.com as the #8 best episode from among all 700 hours of various Trek series.
WHERE: DC Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch
“Write the Next (Hypothetical) Sci-Fi TV Series”
In this 6-hour hands-on seminar, participants will work as a group to create the concept for a new sci-fi series. Building on that framework, the fundamentals of setting, character and action will be examined with an eye toward how they work together in a compelling screen story. Mr. Gendel will screen clips from his work and others’ to demonstrate.
DAYTIME WORKSHOP: Wednesday, October 29 10:30 AM – 4 PM
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