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Saturday, April 13 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Final Draft: Writing Hollywood's Stories - Conversation 1014 - REQUIRES TICKET

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The relationship between literature and film began when we first captured images on celluloid, but despite all those years together, the two industries' ties have remained complicated and tenuous. The scope of these authors' most recent books can be as narrow as a single film or as broad as the entire industry, but they all address what film means to a writer.

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Claudia Puig

Claudia Puig is a nationally recognized film journalist. She is president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and has been a film critic on National Public Radio's Film Week, on KPCC, since 2005. She was the lead critic at USA Today for 15 years, and host of the USA Today video... Read More →

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Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer's many books include But Beautiful (winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize), Out of Sheer Rage, The Missing of the Somme, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and The Ongoing Moment (winner of the ICP Infinity Award for Writing on Photography) and the essay collection Otherwise... Read More →
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Stephen Jay Schwartz

Los Angeles Times Bestselling Author Stephen Jay Schwartz spent a number of years as the Director of Development for Wolfgang Petersen where he worked to develop screenplays for production. He also worked as a freelance screenwriter before writing his two novels, "Boulevard" and "Beat... Read More →
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Kenneth Turan

Kenneth Turan is film critic for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio's Morning Edition as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post as well as the Times' book review editor. A graduate of Swarthmore College... Read More →
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Elizabeth Weitzman

Elizabeth Weitzman is a journalist, film critic, and the author of more than two dozen books for children and young adults. She currently covers movies for the Wrap, and was a critic for the New York Daily News from 2000-2015. She has also written about entertainment for the New York... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1