The Insider View: Creating Memorable Characters with Rex Pickett
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (PDT)
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Creating Memorable Characters
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As an aspiring screenwriter, you've asked these questions on message boards, at conferences, and to consultants. But now is your chance to ask a working screenwriter and novelist what you need to know about writing great characters and creating conflict in your screenplay.
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About Rex Pickett:Rex Pickett was born and raised in California. He attended the University of California at San Diego where he graduated summa cum laude with a Special Projects major, his diploma reading: "Specializing in Contemporary Literary and Film Criticism and Creative Writing." He moved to L.A. to attend USC graduate film school in the early '80s. He left after one year when the opportunity to make an independent feature film arose.
During the '80s Rex wrote and directed two independent feature films. The first, California Without End, was produced on a budget of less than $100K and was sold to Bavarian Radio Television. The second, more ambitious, film, titled From Hollywood to Deadwood, was a 4,000 mile road film made for just under a million. It sold to then Island Pictures (now MGM) and was theatrically released in 1990.
Rex has also written numerous screenplays, many original, some for hire, for both film and television (see attached resume). Most notably, he wrote the 2000 Best Live Action Short Oscar(r) winner My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York, and the novel Sideways, which was made into the critically acclaimed Oscar-winning film of the same title by Alexander Payne. Sideways went on to win over 350 awards from various critics and awards organizations. It is enshrined in the Writers Guild of America theater as one of the 101 Greatest Screenplays of All Time. The film changed the international wine world indelibly and time has only burnished its reputation into the now iconic.
As of this writing, Sideways: the Play, also written by Rex, is enjoying a SOLD OUT run at the Equity-waiver Ruskin Group Theater in Santa Monica, CA. It scored a stratospheric 95% Sweet on Bitter Lemons (L.A. theater's version of Rotten Tomatoes). Plans are already in the works to take the play on the road to the huge, international Sideways fan base.
Last year, Rex came out with his Sideways sequel Vertical. Unhappy with Alfred A. Knopf, with whom he was under contract, he asked to be released from his deal and formed an independent publishing company. Last month Vertical won the prestigious Gold Medal for Fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards.
Rex has written film scripts, TV scripts, novels, numerous magazine articles, written and directed two feature films, and now has a critically acclaimed smash hit play currently running. Several years ago he was offered a visiting professorship at his alma mater UCSD, but had to turn it down because he was too busy. He has conducted writing seminars and workshops and this year will be the keynote speaker at the North American Wine Bloggers Conference. He is currently the wine columnist for Town & Country Magazine and is writing a pilot for HBO titled The Nose. He also frequently blogs for Huffington Post Books.
Rex now has ambitious plans to write the third part of the Sideways trilogy, something he had always envisioned. It will be set in a foreign country.
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