The business, artistry and craft of developing and pitching a screenplay will be the focus of a community workshop presented by Academy Award winning Hollywood screenwriter, Andrew Bienen, at 7:00p.m., Wed., December 10, in the Air Products Room in Trexler Library. The event is open to the public free of charge. The program, part of the Visiting Artist Series in TV/Film at DeSales, is funded by a grant from the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation.
Guest speaker, Andrew Bienen, is the co-writer of the Academy Award winning movie, "Boys Don't Cry." He also has written screenplays for New Line Cinema and Dreamworks, and has been a consultant for Miramax Films. Currently, he teaches screenwriting in the graduate film division at Columbia University. Previously, he taught at La Femis in Paris, the New School in New York City, and at the University of Virginia.
Bienen earned a master's degree of fine arts in screenwriting from Columbia. His thesis screenplay, "Wankers," won Best Student Screenplay in 1996. Bienen is presently working on a fictional screenplay set on the night of John Lennon's death.
The Visiting Artist Series in TV / Film at DeSales, established in fall 2005, is designed to benefit DeSales students and the Lehigh Valley performing arts community. The series of master classes and public presentations are a celebration of creative, intellectual and cultural diversity.
For more information, contact John Bell, department chairperson of performing and fine arts at DeSales, at (610)-282-1100 ext. 1480.
Press Release: Crafting a Successful Screenplay, Focus of Visiting Artist Workshop, Wed., Dec. 10 | Posted on: 12/4/2008
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu