Meet ONLINE from 7:00-10:00 PM Pacific Time on June 12th for an in-depth analysis and discussion of the raunchy comedy screenplay NO HARD FEELINGS.
LOGLINE: When an Uber driver’s car is repossessed, she answers a Craigslist ad posted by helicopter parents promising a Buick Regal if she can successfully “date” their introverted 19-year-old incel son before he goes to college without letting him know they hired her.
ABOUT THE WRITERS: Ukranian-born American filmmaker GENE STUPNITSKY began his writing career in 2005 with writing partner Lee Eisenberg on the staff of The Office. Their first feature writing credit came with Year One, directed and co-written by Harold Ramis. They followed that up with Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, which they spun off into a CBS sitcom, before Stupnitsky made his directorial debut with Good Boys for producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. He wrote No Hard Feelings specifically for his friend, Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, to star in; she also produced the project through her Excellent Cadaver banner. Upright Citzens Brigade comedian JOHN PHILLIPS broke into the business with his raunchy comedy spec script Dirty Grandpa, which starred Robert De Niro and Zac Efron. He was an associate producer on Stupnitsky’s Good Boys before teaming up with him to write No Hard Feelings, which is his second writing credit.
(registration deadline: Friday, June 9)
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The Sony Pictures release, directed by Stupnitksy, opens on June 23 and co-stars Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway), with Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Laura Benanti (Supergirl), Natalie Morales (Stuber, Parks and Recreation), Scott MacArthur (The Mick), Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls), and Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) in supporting roles.
Rated R. 113 pages. Comedy.
DIANA LESMEZ will provide in-depth analysis and lead our discussion. A produced feature-film screenwriter and an award-winning filmmaker, Diana is a Jane-of-all-trades with vast industry experience in production, development, acquisitions, distribution, physical production, film finance, business and legal affairs, as well as new media. She wrote the adapted screenplay for the feature film The Journey Ahead starring Michael Madsen, and produced the feature film Culture Class in AmeriCCA directed by Emilio Estevez. Previously, she served as President of Production at a mini-studio, Arenas Entertainment in partnership with Universal Pictures, and was the Head of Development for a production entity, Patriot Pictures, and the industry liaison for Banque Paribas, a film financing institution, and has taught at the New York Film Academy. Via her banner company, Bumptious Media Consulting, Diana offers screenwriting and producing one-on-one coaching, workshops, and master classes, with a specialty in pitching and mastering communication skills. Follow her on Twitter (@DianaLesmez) and visit her website, dianalesmez.com, for more information.