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Meet on the 20th Century Fox studio lot for an in-depth analysis and discussion of the screenplay ALOHA.
A celebrated military defense contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest triumph and reconnects with a past love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him.
Written and directed by Academy Award winner CAMERON CROWE (Almost Famous, Best Original Screenplay), whose credits include Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Producers: Cameron Crowe, Scott Rudin (The Social Network, No Country For Old Men, The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Starring: Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, American Sniper), Emma Stone (Birdman, The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man), Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Mean Girls), Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, St. Vincent), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon), John Krasinski (The Office)
Release date: May 29 (Columbia Pictures, Regency Enterprises)
Rated PG-13. 105 minutes. 139 pages. Romantic Comedy
ERIK BORK will provide in-depth analysis and lead the discussion. Best known for his Emmy and Golden Globe winning work as a writer and producer on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and From The Earth To The Moon, Erik has written pilots and sold series pitches at NBC and FOX, worked on the writing staff for two prime-time dramas, and written feature screenplays on assignment for companies like Universal, HBO, TNT, and Playtone. Erik got his start as an assistant to Tom Hanks and is now represented by CAA. He also teaches screenwriting at UCLA Extension, National University, and The Writers Store, and offers one-on-one consulting to writers through flyingwrestler.com.
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UPDATE: Cameron Crowe’s ALOHA opened on May 29, 2015, on 2,815 screens, in sixth place, earning $9.6 million, just 17% of what the #1 film, SAN ANDREAS, took in. The film accumulated a total of $21 million domestically and another $5.1 million internationally in its nine weeks in release, against an estimated budget of $37 million. It is the JERRY MAGUIRE filmmaker’s sixth highest-grossing film as director (seventh as writer), behind 2005’s ELIZABETHTOWN.