Screenwriters & Creative Advisors
Zachary Sklar, screenwriter (with Oliver Stone) of JFK. Best screenplay nominations: The Oscar, Golden Globes, Writers Guild of America, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Edward Pomerantz, screenwriter of Caught, based on his novel Into It, Sundance Centerpiece Premiere, released by Sony Pictures Classics and nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.
“Wallace Stevens, the American poet, tells us “to throw away the lights, the definitions, and say of what
For the last fifteen years, Zachary and Edward have teamed up as Creative Advisors and Mentors to professional and aspiring screenwriters at Screenwriting Labs in Mexico and at the Harlem Arts Alliance Dramatic Writing Academy. Zachary served as Creative Advisor and Artistic Director at Sundance Screenwriters’ Labs and at the Equinox Screenwriting Lab in France. His screenplay credits include an adaptation of Mario Vargas Llosa’sFeast Of The Goat, starring Isabella Rossellini. Edward also served as Creative Advisor, Visiting Writer, and Mentor at the Moonstone Screenwriting Labs, the Sundance Lab,the Malaga Film Festival, and theInternational School of Film in Cuba. He was screenplayadvisor on Lucrecia Martel’s La Cienaga, and Martin Salinas’s IguanaStew. He has written episodes for Law & Order and has been therecipient of two Writers Guild Awards.
What they offer you
With Zachary and Edward you’ll see that the creative thinking that goes into writing an original screenplay is the kind of innovative thinking required of all professions–thinking in images as well as words, following your instincts and hunches like a detective or scientist in search of a breakthrough, asking the right questions, playing out alternate scenarios, keeping your audience, the “customer”, engaged, surprised and satisfied.
How they present
Together, with Zachary and Edward, you’ll watch scenes from their movies and then have the opportunity to ask questions, hear from the writers themselves what inspired them, the source of their ideas and imaginations.
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