The Insider View, Live Q&A with Hollywood Writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon: A Webinar brought to you by Final Draft, Inc. and Script Magazine
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (PDT)
Robert Ben Garant
and Thomas Lennon
Answer Your Questions Live!
A Screenwriting Webinar
Brought to You by Final Draft, Inc.
and Script magazine
Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon have made over a billion dollars for the Hollywood studios, banked bushels of cash for themselves, and earned the love and respect of film critics everywhere (that last part is not true) with hit movies like the Night at the Museum franchise and The Pacifier. They are authors of WRITING MOVIES FOR FUN AND PROFIT: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! and they are ready to share their hard-earned insider knowledge on how to structure, pitch, write, and drink with the best of them in this live webinar. They'll share knowledge from their book like:
• THE ART OF PITCHING
PLUS: Three lucky attendees (chosen at random) will win signed copies of their new book. To read more about their popular new release, click here.
As an aspiring screenwriter, you've asked these questions on message boards, at conferences, and to consultants. But now is your chance to ask working writers in Hollywood how to make it in Hollywood.
Don't miss this opportunity to find out how Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon broke into the business and how you can use their knowledge to get the most out of your career.
The event will be moderated by Zack Gutin of Final Draft, Inc. Registration is limited to 100 guests. Register now to ensure your spot at the live webinar event for only $25 (plus Eventbrite fees). You will receive an email with instructions on attending this event.
If you chose to be a VIP attendee ($50), you may email us your question in advance for our moderator and we will ask Jeff on your behalf. PLEASE no pitches.
There will also be a live question-and-answer session during the last 20 minutes of the webinar where all attendees can chat questions to Robert and Ben live.
If you miss the scheduled time, you will receive an email immediately after the event has closed with a link to watch the video at your convenience.
Register now and spend some quality time with one of today's best writing teams, courtesy of the leading software and magazine for scriptwriters in the business, Final Draft and Script magazine.
About Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon:
ROBERT BEN GARANT was born in Cookeville, Tennessee. He spent the early 1990s appearing in Off-Off Broadway theaters (bars) in New York City with the comedy group The State. The State had a three-year run on MTV, then a forty-minute run on CBS. He then created, wrote, produced, and occasionally appeared in three seasons of Viva Variety on Comedy Central.
He was the co-creator, executive producer, and star of Comedy Central’s Reno 911! for six seasons. He lives in Hollywood with his three cats, Baby, Heaven, and Pikachu. (He didn’t name any of them.)
Since relocating to Los Angeles, he has written feature film scripts for Disney, New Line, Dimension, Spyglass, Imagine, Fox, Warner Brothers, Columbia, and Universal Pictures, as well as working on numerous production rewrites and punch-ups. His writing credits include screenplays for Taxi, Let’s Go to Prison, Herbie: Fully Loaded, The Pacifier, Night at the Museum, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and Reno 911!: Miami and Balls of Fury, both of which he also directed. Next, he and collaborator Tom Lennon will write The Machine, starring Vin Diesel, for MGM.
He is currently adapting a manga by Tokihiko Matsuura for Disney.
THOMAS LENNON is a writer and comedian from Oak Park, Illinois. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he cofounded the influential sketch comedy group The State. The State’s hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination for best comedy series. After his work on The State, he and his partner, Robert Ben Garant, created two more hit shows: Viva Variety, which ran for three seasons and was also an Ace nominee for best comedy series, and Reno 911!, on which he also played Lieutenant Jim Dangle. Reno 911! ran for six seasons and was syndicated around the world.
As an actor, he has appeared in numerous films, including Le Divorce, Heights, Conversations with Other Women, Memento, 17 Again, and I Love You, Man.
As a writer, he has written for the television series The State, Reno 911!, Viva Variety, and Strangers with Candy, and he is the author of four of IFC’s 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time.
He and Garant have written many feature films together, including Night at the Museum, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Taxi, Reno 911!: Miami, Balls of Fury, The Pacifier, and the forthcoming The Machine, starring Vin Diesel, for MGM.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver.
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