August 10 – Sleeping with Other People

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Sleeping With Other PeopleMeet on the 20th Century Fox studio lot for an in-depth analysis and discussion of the screenplay SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE.

Jason Sudeikis (SNL, Horrible Bosses) and Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) are a monogamy-challenged couple attempting to maintain a platonic relationship while sleeping with other people in this award-winning romantic comedy from Will Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez Productions and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

Written and directed by Leslye Headland (About Last Night).

Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 and was runner-up for the narrative audience award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Also starring Natasha Lyonne (American Pie, Orange Is the New Black), Amanda Peet (The WB’s Jack & Jill), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), and Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

Release date: September 11 (IFC Films).

Rated R. 92 minutes. 103 pages. Romantic Comedy.

pamelajayesmithPAMELA JAYE SMITH will provide in-depth analysis and lead our discussion. A mythologist and award-winning producer/director with over thirty years experience in features, TV, music videos, and more, Pamela is the author of five books, including The Power of the Dark Side: Creating Great Villains and Inner Drives: How to Write and Create Characters Using the Eight Classic Centers of Motivation. Her company, MYTHWORKS, offers consulting and coaching and, through her Pitch Proxy service, pitches writers’ projects at pitch festivals they cannot attend. Visit pamelajayesmith.com for more information.

May 11 – ALOHA

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AlohaMeet 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 BorkERIK 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.