UCLA Professor Hal Ackerman to Offer Tips and Advice on the Craft of Screenwriting this June

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Popular UCLA Screenwriting Program Professor Hal Ackerman (author of "Write Screenplays That Sell: The Ackerman Way," Tallfellow Press) talks about screenwriting in a live chat and in two bookstore appearances in Los Angeles.

– Screenwriting instructor Hal Ackerman, an eighteen-year member of the prestigious Screenwriting Program faculty at UCLA, will speak and e-chat about the craft and his new book, "Write Screenplays That Sell: The Ackerman Way" (ISBN # 1-931290-52-0, Tallfellow Press) in and around Los Angeles and the internet this summer.

At 3:00 p.m. on June 5, Ackerman will talk about his book at Portrait of a Bookstore, 4360 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. For more information, call the store at (818) 769-3853.

An e-chat follows on June 10. The live discussion, sponsored by The Writers Channel, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The Writers Channel is a subscription-based web site giving mentors and writers the chance to meet electronically for classes and discussions on the subject of screenwriting. For more information or to register visit writerschannel.net.

At 7:30 p.m. on June 10, Ackerman will appear at the Barnes & Noble on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The address is 1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. For more information call the store at (310) 260-9110.

"Write Screenplays," called "exceptional" by Scr(I)pt Magazine, combines the basic rules of storytelling and structure with creative writing exercises designed to act as a "writers’ gym." Ackerman uses material covered in his popular UCLA class, a course that has nurtured the talents of successful writers including Pamela Gray ("A Walk on the Moon"), Nicholas Griffin ("Matchstick Men") and Sacha Gervasi ("The Terminal" and the upcoming "The Hypnotist," to star Jim Carrey).

For additional information or to book appearances by the author, contact Claudia Sloan at Tallfellow Press, (310) 203-3837.

Tallfellow Press is an eclectic publisher located in Los Angeles. Its predecessor, Price Stern Sloan, is best known for publishing the popular word game "Mad Libs," the ever-true "Murphy’s Law" and the melodious "Wee Sing" Series.

Contact Information:

Claudia Sloan

Tallfellow Press

(310) 203-3837

(310) 203-3893 fax

http://www.tallfellow.com
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