The Monadnock International Film Festival runs this week in Keene, New Hampshire and I will be heading up a panel this Friday, April 11th from 4-5 pm on the process of screenwriting with Hollywood screenwriter Clare Sera, whose latest film, Blended, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, opens nationally on May 14th.

Clare and I have known each other for many years and she is on the faculty of the MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen that I run out of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The two of us will discuss the multi-layered process involved with creating a successful screenplay and the experiences she has had in Hollywood developing her career as a screenwriter.  It should be a lively and informative session. I’m looking forward to this and hope you can join us.

The panel will be held at the Courtyard Mariott Hotel Bar and Lounge in downtown Keene from 4-5 pm this Friday afternoon, April 11th.  The event is free and open to the public.

Please join us if you can.  And check out the Monadnock International Film Festival website for all the films and events being offered in this jam-packed three day festival.  It’s a very special weekend and the films being screened–all in pre-release–are some of the best new projects out there, many of which have won major awards this year at Sundance, South by Southwest, and other leading festivals.

Hope to see you there!

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I’m the Program Director of the low-residency MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen being offered by the New Hampshire Institute of Art.  Our next residency runs June 20-29.  I’m also a playwright and screenwriter, producing partner in my production company Either/Or Films (The Sensation of Sight and Only Daughter), and a professional script consultant.