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Thursday, October 29 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm

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After nearly 40 years on the cinematic scene, Animal House continues to reign as a pioneer of American film. With its effortless blend of witty banter and physical comedy, this classic quickly became a catalyst for the bawdy brand of humor that characterized the generation of films following in its wake. Throw on your finest toga and come relive the best seven years of your college education as screenwriters discuss the elements that made Animal House both culturally and historically significant, and how the film continues to shape the ever-changing landscape of comedy.

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Timothy Dowling

writer Role Models, Just Go With It, This Means War, Pixels, George Lucas in Love
Timothy Dowling was born and raised in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts and is a graduate of the School of Theatre at the University of Southern California. As an actor he was in the films: The Beautician and the Beast, Dr. Benny, and Terminator 3. As a screenwriter he is one of the top comedy writers in the business. In 2009 he was named one of Variety's Ten Writers to Watch and last year listed in Fade In's Top 100 People In Hollywood. He... Read More →
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Daniel Petrie, Jr.

Enderby Entertainment; writer Beverly Hills Cop, The Big Easy; director/producer Dawn Patrol; executive producer/showrunner Combat Hospital; co-writer/director Toy Soldiers; executive producer Go With Me; former WGAw President
Screenwriter, producer and director Daniel Petrie, Jr. was nominated for an Academy Awardfor best original screenplay for his first produced script, the box-office hit Beverly Hills Cop, starring Eddie Murphy.  Next came Petrie’s original screenplay of the romantic thriller The Big Easy, starring Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin.  Petrie then served as producer of the thriller Shoot to Kill, starring Sidney Poitier and Tom... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room

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