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Saturday, October 31 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
A Conversation with John Singleton

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Join us for a conversation with this year’s Extraordinary Contribution to Film award recipient: the Academy Award® nominated writer and director John Singleton. Since exploding onto the Hollywood scene in 1991 with Boyz n the Hood, Singleton has gone on to direct films like Poetic Justice, Shaft, and Four Brothers. Most recently he’s entered the world of television with his directing work on Empire. Don’t miss this discussion with Singleton as he details his approach to storytelling, his thoughts on the current state of Hollywood, and what he’s excited for next.

Moderators
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Fred Strype

Moderator
Fred Strype is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker whose work has been screened and honored internationally.  He is a tenured professor at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, where he heads up their Filmmaking, Screenwriting & Media Arts Program.  He served on the faculty of his alma mater, Columbia University in the Graduate Film Division where he earned his MFA in Film.  He is a partner in Raindance Pictures, an... Read More →

Panelists
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John Singleton

Extraordinary Contribution to Film Awardee
John Singleton grew up in South Central Los Angeles and his work as a film director, producer, and screenwriter frequently depicts these turbulent, often violent roots. He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, winning three writing awards from the university, which lead to a contract with Creative Artists Agency during his sophomore year. In 1991, Columbia Pictures bought his script... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
The Omni Hotel, Capital Ballroom

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