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Writing for the Screen

Center for Independent Living

Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Writing for the Screen

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CIL's 11TH Annual Authors Night

6 PM   Hosted Reception
7 PM   Writer's Panel

Featuring Panelists:

Jon James Miller

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Our Moderator, Jon, is a screenwriter, novelist, and producer. Jon won the Grand Prize of the 2008 AAA Screenplay Contest sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine, the 2009 Golden Brad for Drama and was a finalist in the 2011 Austin Writers Conference for “Garbo’s Last Stand.” Jon co-wrote Adapting Sideways: How To Turn Your Screenplay Into A Publishable Novel (Komenar Publishing), which chronicled the process of adapting his screenplay to novel. Garbo’s Last Stand is Jon’s first novel.  

David and Janet Peoples

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As screenwriters (David was first a film editor and Janet was a public health nurse), they first made documentaries which early on included DAY AFTER TRINITY. David's feature credits include BLADE RUNNER, HERO, and UNFORGIVIN. Together he and Jan wrote 12 Monkeys.


Bob Roden

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Bob Roden, a Bay Area native, had careers as a rock musician and a lawyer (including at Lucasfilm Ltd. and Pixar Animation Studios) before becoming a writer.  His short live action film PLAY BY PLAY was produced at Pixar and won numerous awards in festivals around the country.  He was a 2012 finalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships for his feature script RETURN OF THE DIPSTICKS.  His second short film MARKET STREET will premier shortly at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood and is set to screen at numerous other festivals in the coming months.  An evening of his short plays was featured this past summer at the Berkeley Rep School of Theater.  He recently completed THE ENEMY’S FACE, a feature-length script based on the true story of the Japanese-American soldiers who fought for the U.S. in World War 2.  Bob is also a jazz trombonist and plays in ensembles at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.

Mary Coleman

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Mary is Senior Development Executive at Pixar Animation Studios.  She joined Pixar in 1999 to create the Development Department. Coleman was recruited from San Francisco’s Magic Theater because Pixar recognized that her work developing world premiers of new plays would translate well to their style of creating stories. Coleman works closely with Pixar’s directors from concept through final draft. She helps them
articulate their vision, prepares them for pitches, matches them with writers, and gives feedback on outlines, treatments, and screenplay drafts.


The Ed Roberts Campus is located at Berkeley's Ashby BART Station. Complete transportation and parking information is available at:http://edrobertscampus.org/getting-here/.


All CIL events are conducted in wheelchair accessible locations. Please do not wear scented products to this event. Sign Language Interpretation will be provided. If you require any other accomodations, please contact Beatrice Burgess: bburgess@cilberkeley.org or (510) 841-4776 ext 3148 

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When & Where

Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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CIL provides services, support and advocacy to enhance the rights and abilities of people with disabilities to actively participate in their communities and to lead self-determined lives. 

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