I’ll be moderating possibly the most high-powered panel about professional screenwriting in the history of Santa Fe, and certainly at the Santa Fe Film Festival — this Saturday, December 5, from 2:30-4pm at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. (You can hear me speak about the panel on KSFR-FM‘s “Cinema Scope” broadcast this Friday, 6:30pm MST. Stream it here.)
The panel is under the banner of Black Shirt Reads, an organization that has undertaken a series of unproduced screenplay table readings here in Santa Fe, employing some of the City Different’s best local talent. (They undertake their latest, Enchantment, at 1pm at the Cocteau — just prior to the panel.)
Joining me on the “TV Drama Writing” panel are:
- Emmy award-winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis;
- Emmy award-winning screenwriter Bruce McKenna;
- Longmire showrunner Hunt Baldwin;
- Television screenwriter and novelist Melinda Snodgrass; and
- Award-winning author Hampton Sides (who currently has non-fiction work being adapted for screen by both Kirk Ellis and Bruce McKenna).
Tickets cost $10. My job’s to make sure you get your ten bucks worth, as we talk about both the challenges and creative satisfactions of working in what many call the “Golden Age” of television. If you’re in the ABQ/Santa Fe/Taos area, I hope you can make it out for this event and other film fest events happening from December 2-6.