The MFA program in Screen and Television Writing, and its official screenwriting club Courier 12, will host their sixth annual screenwriting Q&A panel, "Advice from Hollywood Pros," on Thursday, Feb. 6, featuring a panel of screenwriters, television writers, and a literary agents. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Hahn Fireside Room, Malibu.
"This event provides a great opportunity to network with people who really understand the industry and how it works," says Leslie Kreiner Wilson, director of the MFA program.
The panel will include Dean Batali, a television writer and producer with credits including That '70s Show, What's Up Warthogs?, Hope & Gloria, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; William Rabkin, a television writer and producer with credits including Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest 2032, The Glades, Psych, and Monk.; Alex Simon, a screenwriter with credits including My Brother's War, Bloodfist, Piranha, and The Alien Within; and Ken Sherman, an accomplished literary agent representing many successful film and television writers.
The MFA program launched in 2008, taking a values-centered approach to nurturing and supporting the storyteller as cultural leader.
"The mission of the Pepperdine MFA Program in Writing for Screen and Television is to train, nurture, and support screen and television writers as they work to make a positive global impact," Kreiner Wilson adds. "We truly believe our students' writing has the power to change the world."