Penn Alumni Film Festival

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 3:00pm

3:00-4:30pm | Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room

From Script to Screen

Whether you're an aspiring screenwriter, director, producer or simply a film buff, join Julie Goldstein, C'87, President of Production, Endgame Entertainment, as she leads an interactive workshop exploring how the seedling of an idea is brought from script to screen. Moderated by David Novack, ENG '86, and Nancy Levy Novack, C'87, founding co-curators of the Penn Alumni Film Festival, this workshop will give you inside information on the complex and creative journey of such blockbusters as Shakespeare In Love, Chicago, and the award-winning HBO Film, Grey Gardens. Goldstein will share stories of script revisions, director changes, and alternate endings, all leading to the final product that makes it to the screen.


4:30-5:30pm | Claudia Cohen Hall

A light reception will follow "From Script to Screen" and before the Student Shorts Film Screening. Don't miss the chance to meet the student filmmakers and network with alumni in the film industry.

5:30-6:30pm | Claudia Cohen Hall, G'17

Student Shorts Film Screening

Whether you believe life imitates art or vice versa, there may be no better insight into the Penn experience of today than through these selected film shorts, each written, directed, and produced by Penn students.

The Machine | Jason Jadick, C'14
Evocation of a Place: The David Rittenhouse Laboratory | Anshuman Pal, C'13
Different | Joseph Forzano, EAS'12
These Six Walls | Jonah Stern, C'13
My Name is Christine Durkin | Rachel Durkin, C'11
Developed Attention Deficit Disorder: A Study | Heather Mellinger, C'11
The Second Coming | Amin Osman, C'09
Star Thief | Cinema Production Class Group Project: Chloe Castellon, C'11 - Marissa Gouverne, C'13 - Dan Higgins, C'11 - Allison Hopfan, C'11 - Pierre Lax, C'13 - Sara Lim, Visiting Student from Australia - Edward Roper, C'14 - Nia Taylor, C'11 - Lisa Zheng, EAS'11

Cinema Studies Program
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