More on what a screenwriting professor does when he’s not teaching classes, reviewing student scripts or reading script analysis assignments:
The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design is now in its second year of Shoot the Stars! — a unique initiative that brings name talent to topline student-written, -directed, -shot and -edited short film productions. My role is to mentor and provide story consultations:
- during the script development, culminating in the selection and greenlighting of two scripts for production;
- on the two scripts’ pre-production sets of changes;
- and on all Shoot the Stars! promotional videos and transmedia storybuilding.
This year we’re bringing in Richmond Arquette (yeah, one of those Arquettes! — he’s the lower profile character actor of the clan) and Jordana Spiro (who starred in Fox’s The Mob Doctor and started her career with now legendary TV series Beverly Hills 90210 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Wanna taste of this year’s projects? Mister Stapleton’s Class and Dead Celebrity — The Film both extend the storyworlds of the two productions and will be updating very regularly. (The films commence principal photography November 18, and are slated to debut on March 2, 2014: Oscar night.)
And while we’re currently in production on a new slate of promotional videos, you can check out the promos for the premiere Shoot the Stars! initiative right here.