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Subject: paolo Bacigalupi or whatever
Date Posted: 10/15/2014 7:44 PM ET
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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.


Hello Everyone!

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.
Following the screening, Mr. Gendel will discuss his inspiration for the episode and will tell all about his behind-the-scenes’ experiences in the Star Trek world. Time for questions and answers will follow the talk.

WHERE:               DC Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch
                              4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW
                              Washington, DC  20016
                             Metro Stop: Tenleytown-AU
WHEN:                 Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
                             Reserve seating at: http://mosf.eventbrite.com

“Write the Next (Hypothetical) Sci-Fi TV Series”
A How-to Seminar for Writers and Sci-Fi Fans

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.
A separate Daytime and Evening Workshop is available. Limited seating.
EVENING WORKSHOP:    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings
                                              October 28-30  7-9 PM
                                              attendance is required for all three evenings

DAYTIME WORKSHOP:     Wednesday, October 29  10:30 AM – 4 PM
WHERE:      Computing Research Association, 1828 L Street NW
                     Washington, DC 20036
                      EventBrite - DAYTIME WORKSHOP
A PLACE AT THE TABLE tickets guarantee you a seat - $175
V.I.P. tickets includes a seat plus either a personal screenwriting
consultation with Mr. Gendel or a script analysis - $250
To best emulate the feel of a real Writers Room and allow everyone to have a hands-on experience, seating is limited to 24 participants at each workshop.

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