May 11, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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So you have an idea for a script about your favorite artist. The story hasn't been done before but you know it'll be smash if only you could write it. How do you begin? Where do you start? Who do you go to for rights?
Join us May 11th, 2013 from 11:00am to 2:00pm as we discuss these issues and more with professional screenwriter Randall Jahnson. The world of bio pics or historical based screenplays are more complicated and time intensive than your average screenplay. With over 20 screenplays sold Randall has been there and done that. His works include the script THE DOORS and THE MASK OF ZORRO. Randall will talk with us about how these type of screenplays are done and answer all your questions about the business of screenwriting. Don't miss out this unique opportunity to learn from a master of the screenwriting craft.
ABOUT RANDALL JAHNSON:
Randall Jahnson has been a working screenwriter for more than 26 years. He has delivered scripts for both large and small screens; in both studio and independent realms; in genres ranging from horror to historical. He has worked closely with such film-making talent as Steven Spielberg, Jonathan Demme, Alec Baldwin, Jon Cryer, and Penelope Spheeris. Among his produced credits are Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, and episodes of the HBO cable series, Tales from the Crypt. He also wrote the epic Western video game, Gun, which was voted Best Story at the 2005 IGN Video Game Awards. He traveled to London and Milan to promote the launch of the game which was one of the first titles released on the Xbox platform. Back in the 1980s he directed music videos for Henry Rollins, Black Flag, Stan Ridgway, and the Minutemen. He also started a mini-independent record label which released four albums from the likes of The Del Rubio Triplets, The Fibonaccis, Slack, and poet Michael C Ford. Jahnson grew up in Carlsbad, California. He attended film school at the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Motion Pictures and Television.He was admitted into the Writers Guild of America, west, in 1985.In 2007 he moved with his wife and son to the Portland, Oregon area where he continues to write and teach.