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DSA Speaker of the Month.

From: S. L.
Sent on: Monday, March 16, 2009 2:06 PM
Just a reminder to let you know that the Dallas Screenwriters have their monthly meeting this Friday and they have a speaker.

More information here:

I will be attending and then giving a few words about my new company after the meeting at the casual get together at Denny's.

See you there!

About the Speaker:

After graduating Yale with honors in English in 1982, Glenn Gers spent twelve years
writing screenplays at other people's desks while working as an office temp in his home
town of New York City.

In 1991, his original script "Nightbirds" won a New York Foundation For The Arts
Fellowship Grant. He used the money to buy consumer 8mm video equipment and
make two feature-length experimental DIY movies on video, while continuing to work
as a secretary in a consulting firm.

In 1996 Glenn moved to Los Angeles and began working steadily as a writer in TV
and movies. His original screenplay "Off Season" was made into a Showtime family movie
in 2001, directed by Bruce Davison and starring Hume Cronyn, Adam Arkin and Sherilyn Fenn.

"Off Season" was nominated for five Emmys; Glenn won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing
In A Children's Special, and the script was also nominated for a Writer's Guild Award.

As the same time Glenn was writing, directing and editing "The Accountant," an epic-scale
black and white no-budget "magical-realist disaster movie." Shot in 24 days at 88 locations with
over 100 actors for $68,000, it had its world premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival, and won
the 2000 Discovery Award Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Glenn wrote (with Dan Pyne) the courtroom thriller "Fracture" (2007) which was directed
by Gregory Hoblit and starred Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, and David Strathairn.

In January 2008, Overture Films released the caper-comedy "Mad Money" directed by
Callie Khouri, written by Glenn Gers and stars Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes and Ted Danson.

The meeting will be held at KD Studio,
2600 Stemmons Freeway, at the Motor Street exit.

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