I frequently hold LA-based screenwriting workshops and make academic speaking appearances (NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Brooks Institute Film School in Santa Barbara; Goddard College in Vermont; Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge; to delegations from Nigeria and Shanghai). I've also lectured for universities and film associations throughout the world, including: The Alexander Mitta Film School in Moscow, Russia; the Masters in Screenwriting at the University of Los Andes in Santiago, Chile; La Femis film school in Paris; University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain; and at the Met Film School, based at Ealing Film Studios in London.
Both my workshops and lectures are designed to be highly interactive, and when working overseas I typically work alongside a real-time translator.
As a Script Consultant, I've worked for Sony Pictures Television, Columbia Pictures (2004-2007), and Avenue Pictures (2007); and on Goya-award-winning “The Outlaw” (for Warner Bros. and El Toro Pictures, Spain, 2010) and “Bruc” (El Toro/Universal Pictures, 2010). I've also consulted with many “A-list” screenwriters on many Hollywood blockbusters and indies, including “Jurassic Park” and “Stir of Echoes.”
For more information on my rates and availability, please use the contact button on the following page.
I'm very excited to announce that my new book, "TV WRITING ON DEMAND: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era," will be released in January of 2018.
My newest animated feature for Paramount Pictures, "Tad Jones and the Secret of King Midas" will premiere in Madrid in late August.
I also have several lectures coming up this fall and winter, including December dates in Prague and several Italian cities.