Writing for Film and Television
7 - 8 pm
Madison College Downtown Campus, 211 N. Carroll Street, Madison, Room 240
Screenwriters discuss writing for film and television
at Madison College event
Local screenwriters will share their experiences in writing for film and television at a Writer’s Life Lecture Series event held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 30 at Madison College’s Downtown campus.
Sig Ueland, author of the award-winning comedy feature Coffee, Kill Boss, film industry veteran Ken Miyamoto, and Rebecca Williams Spindler, vice president of Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, will be panelists for the event “Writing for Film and Television” to be held in Room 240 of the Downtown campus. Actor and screenwriter Bob Curry, a writing instructor at Madison College, will moderate the event, which is free to the public.
Following an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA and a two-year program in improvisational theater at Second City in Chicago, Ueland has gone on to create, write, and produce a variety of works for film and television, including Coffee, Kill Boss, which opened the 2013 Austin Film Festival and went on to win multiple awards.
Miyamoto has worked in the film industry as a screenwriter, script reader/story analyst, and studio liaison. He has been an intern for director Randal Kleiser, and his writing credits include episodes for the TV series Blackout, by Sonar Entertainment.
Author Williams Spindler has taught screenwriting classes for Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, UW-Madison Literary Fest, and UW-Madison Continuing Education. A versatile writer whose experience in film and television includes screenplays and executive production, Williams Spindler also authors books for young adults, one of which, Moving Out and Moving On, received the 2013 Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award.
The Writer’s Life Lecture Series, sponsored by Madison College’s Journalism and Creative Writing Programs and the Madison College School of Continuing Education, presents a monthly program that showcases the careers of local writers and journalists.