Neil Landau and Matthew Frederick: 101 Things I Learned in Film School

MON, OCT 18, 2010 (52:45)

Screenwriter Neil Landau talks about his bestselling 101 Things I Learned in Film School with the creator of the 101 Things I Learned series, Matthew Frederick. The evening includes a trivia contest on Boston film and television as well as a discussion of the how-to’s and why-to’s of filmmaking, screenwriting, book-to-film, and more. How does one effectively set a scene? What is the best camera angle for a particular mood? How does new technology interact with scenes? And how does one even get the financing to make a movie? These basic questions and much more are covered in this book on the film industry and making movies as a profession. With insights for someone who wants to make movies as a full-time career, or just someone who is interested in film, 101 Things I Learned in Film School offers an inside view of the art and craft of filmmaking.

+ BIO: Neil Landau

Neil Landou is a screenwriter whose television and film credits include Dont Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Melrose Place, Doogie Howser MD, The Magnificent Seven, and Twice in a Lifetime. He has developed feature films for 20th Century Fox, Disney, Universal, and Columbia Pictures, and television pilots for Warner Bros., Touchstone, Lifetime, and CBS. He works internationally as a script consultant and teaches at UCLA’s School of Film, Television, and Digital Media.

+ BIO: Matthew Frederick

Matthew Frederick is an architect and urban designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the editor, creator, and illustrator of the 101 Things I Learned book series.

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