Join us this Saturday, March 28th for a Virtual Screenwriting Summit. Meg LeFauve (INSIDE OUT) , Alan Yang (MASTER OF NONE), David Rabinowitz (BLACKKKLANSMAN), Max Borenstein (GODZILLA) , Wendy Calhoun (PRODIGAL SON), and Tony Gilroy (MICHAEL CLAYTON) will also be in attendance.
I recently chatted with Gregory Ellison on the 4 Quadrant Podcast about co-writing the Academy Award-winning TOY STORY 4, working on Amazon Prime’s upcoming LORD OF THE RINGS, and showrunning PAPER GIRLS . If you have 30-minutes to kill, check it out.
It was a pleasure to write for this franchise. Excited for everyone to see what we came up with for TOY STORY 4 on June 21, 2019.
Tonight I’m doing ONE NIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD: OVERPOPULATION. Livestream tonight at 7pm PDT. Check it out:
One Night to Save the World: Overpopulation
The Science & Entertainment Exchange, A Hundred Years, The Imagined Futures, and Skybound invite you to watch “One Night to Save to the World,” an initiative wherein science, entertainment, business, and policy converge to invite the citizens of Los Angeles to conjure a daringly optimistic future. For one night, we’re digging into issues potentially created by overpopulation in our lifetime and beyond. Join us as a group of thought leaders share new theories and grand inventions that very well might just save the world … or at least inspire us to try.
We would be beyond thrilled to have you join us in using the lens of cinema to draw attention to overpopulation.
Thursday, July 12
The livestream will start at 7PM PDT and can be viewed here.
The Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences, connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists from across the country to create a synergy between accurate science and engaging entertainment. Chartered by Congress in 1863 under an Act signed by Abraham Lincoln to provide crucial scientific advice to the nation, the National Academy of Sciences, a private, nonprofit institution, is uniquely positioned to draw on the expertise of thousands of men and women who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields in science.
A Hundred Years is a full-service creative consultancy that helps organizations across sectors uncover their true purpose to realize their potential.
The Imagined Futures is a Los Angeles collective focused on designing, promoting, and discussing the future. Learn more at theimaginedfutures.org.
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company that houses projects ranging from television, film, emerging platforms, comics, interactive gaming, live events, and more. Skybound Entertainment is responsible for television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Outcast, and the docu-series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics.
I’m helping to announce the Black List 2017 along with this group of crazy talented people:
Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Ido Ostrowsky, Nora Grossman
Jordan Horowitz & Julia Hart
Kelly Marie Tran
Leslie Odom Jr.
Lil Rel Howery
Phil Lord & Chris Miller
Sterling K. Brown
The Duffer Brothers
Every two minutes from 9 AM to 11:32 AM PST, under the hashtag #BlackList2017, the Black List’s Twitter account (@theblcklst) will tweet a video of one of the presenters above announcing the title, author, and logline of one script featured on the thirteenth annual Black List.
The ordered list in its entirety will be available at 12 pm PT on Monday, December 11 at http://www.blcklst.com.
Do you like science? Do you like movies? You freakin’ nerd!
I’m calling on all my fellow nerds to checkout this panel I’m on at SXSW: The Science of Fiction hosted by Rick Loverd of the Science and Entertainment Exchange. Come see me, Clifford Johnson, and Samantha Corbin-Miller chat about the future of storytelling. Official panel description below.
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15
We are all living in the future. A future comprised of digital technology, electronic devices, advanced machinery, and gadgets for every possible need. In this tech-driven world where we’re all addicted to our pocket-sized supercomputers, what role does science play in storytelling? How does being in touch with the latest advancements keep your script ideas fresh? Is science relevant in fiction? In this hour-long discussion, we’ll explore these important questions and more with an expert panel featuring two science communicators and two esteemed writer-producers.
I’ll be speaking on a writing panel with the kick-ass writers of STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, STAR TREK BEYOND, and EMPIRE (just to name a few from the pretty cool lineup). If you’re in Los Angeles, want to hear a bunch of writers gab about writing, and are looking for something to do this Friday, April 8th — check it out.