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MFA Program and Courier 12 Host Screenwriting Panel, "Advice from Hollywood Pros"
The MFA program in Screen and Television Writing, and its official screenwriting club Courier 12, will host their annual screenwriting Q&A panel, “Advice from Hollywood Pros,” on Thursday, Feb. 7, featuring four industry screenwriters and one associate producer. The event will begin at 8 p.m. with free pizza in the Hahn Fireside Room, Malibu.
The panel will include Dick Blasucci, long time comedy writer whose work includes Muppets Tonight, MADtv, and The Simpsons; Michael Miner, who has been writing for the Robocop series since the late 1980s, and is the director of a number of documentary and horror films; William Nix, chairman of the Creative Projects Group, LLC, and executive producer of Firedancer, a film about the Aghan Diaspora in the U.S. and the first Afghan feature film to be submitted for Oscar consideration; Paul Castro, writer of the short films Dixon's Girl and August Rush; and MFA graduate John Burd, recent associate producer on Lifetime's Holly's Holiday.
The MFA program launched in 2008, taking a values-centered approach to nurturing and supporting the storyteller as cultural leader.
"The mission of the MFA program is to train, nurture, and support writers as they work to make a positive global impact. We encourage students to write work rife with vision and purpose, courage and conviction," Kreiner Wilson adds.