The Marvin Borowsky Lecture on Screenwriting featuring

Perspectives on Screenwriting

Ehren Kruger

Presented by Susannah Grant, Ehren Kruger and Andrew Marlowe.

This roundtable discussion on contemporary screenwriting was preceded by three individual perspectives on three types of screenplays.

Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich,” “The Soloist”) discussed translating biography to film, Ehren Kruger (“The Ring,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”) discussed writing for screen worlds dominated by digital effects, and Andrew Marlowe (“Air Force One,” “Hollow Man”) focused on the process of writing for action films.

After their individual presentations, their discussion together illuminated the trials and triumphs of modern screenwriting while simultaneously offering a forum for celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, as all three accomplished participants are former Nicholl Fellowship recipients. The Nicholl Fellowship program is the world’s most prestigious screenwriting competition; this year, 6,304 scripts were submitted with entries from all 50 states and 60 countries. The 2010 Nicholl Fellows will be selected in late October and honored at a gala dinner in November.

The Marvin Borowsky Lecture on Screenwriting provides an opportunity for established film writers to share their experiences and discuss the challenges and delights of writing for the screen. The lecture is named in memory of the screenwriter, novelist and teacher. Past lecturers have included Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond, Richard Brooks, Waldo Salt, Jay Presson Allen, Lawrence Kasdan, Philip Dunne, John Sayles, Bo Goldman, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, Robert Towne, Nora Ephron, Ron Bass, Kevin Smith, Paul Schrader, Gary Ross and Paul Haggis.

Event Information

Tuesday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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