Yep, I’m in there somewhere… (Not too far from the center, actually, donning a Written By baseball cap.)
Nearly everyone has the illusion that professors have the summer “off.” Endless fruity drinks with little umbrellas and accompanying cevíche on a Mexican beach…
More accurately, the summer is a slight downshift, but with plenty going on. So what did I do on my summer “vacation”?
So, my first attendance at the University Film and Video Association (UFVA) conference and it was a privilege, of course, interacting with my professional colleagues (many of whom, like myself, have 2-3 decades of experience as screenwriters in the entertainment industry — and a good number of whom were fellow UCLA Film School graduates), and quite illuminating touring the state-of-the-art Marion Knott Studios, the home of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (7th best film school in the country, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A full write-up on my glimpse of the Final Draft 9 beta (at the just-concluded University of Film and Video Association Conference held at Chapman University’s Marion Knott Studios) in Santa Ana, California — as well as an opportunity to check out alt.screenwriters, in case you never have before. (It’s never too late.)