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.”
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In addition to my instruction at UCLA, I'm currently working on my fourth book, TV Outside The Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution, from Focal Press/Taylor & Francis Publishing. The book will launch at the NATPE 2016 Conference in Miami and is available for pre-order now on amazon.com and BN.com.
I co-wrote and co-executive produced the animated film "Capture The Flag," from Paramount Pictures. It premiered in Europe in August of 2015.
I also wrote the feature "Sheep & Wolves," from Wizart Animation, which premieres in Russia and other territories in 2016.
"Tadeo Jones 2," also from Paramount Pictures, is currently in production and will premiere in late 2016 or early 2017.