City of Angels Film Festival March 12-14 Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles

Check out the film slate at The City of Angels Film Festival

There will also be an alternative track

Founder’s Forays into Film

Saturday, March 13

hosted by the City of Angels Film Festival co-founder, Scott D. Young.

Theater 3, Directors Guild of America

1 pm FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES Director, Gerald Peary

Documentary on the (melo)dramatic story of film criticism

“a fascinating look at the vibrant personalities who changed the way we look at film”  Chris Gore

Screening followed by panel discussion: “Writing On Film”

Panel Moderator: Scott Young

Panelists: Claudia Puig, USA Today film critic, Scott D. Young, and Sr Rose Pacatte, FSP, film journalist and author

3:30 pm BEST FILM RESTORATION OF DECADE

KILLER OF SHEEP  Director, Charles Burnett

Considered one of the finest student films ever produced. Selected as one of the 100 Essential Films by the National Society of Film Critics.

“an American masterpiece,independent to the bone”   Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Post-screening discussion: Scott Young

7:00 pm  BEST FILM OF THE DECADE

MULHOLLAND DRIVE  Director, David Lynch

Voted Best Film of the Decade by Film Comment (survey of 100 international moviemakers/critics/academics)

“Hypnotic”  Roger Ebert         “A Maniacal Thrill”  New York Times

Post-screening discussion: Scott Young

The Heart of the Story

Laurie

 I have  a good friend and colleague, Laurie Hutzler, who has an amazing website for seasoned writers and absolute beginners: Laurie Hutzler\’s Emotional Toolbox.

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Laurie sent this link around yesterday, and if you are a story-teller, you may have already seen it; if not, it is great advice!  The Heart of the Story.

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In addition to many eBooks on screenwriting and storytelling, Laurie is offering two free eBooks online right now; all you have to do is register and download:

  • Character Type Overview
  • Notes from the Writer’s Room

 

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