Full Sail Film Student Sells Script to Touchstone Pictures

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Amber Goerish, a current Full Sail Film student, has her original script purchased after a bidding war between Quentin Tarantino's A Band Apart Productions and Touchstone Pictures.

(PRWEB) March 31, 2005 – Full Sail Real World Education is excited to announce that current Film student Amber Goerish recently sold an original screenplay to major motion picture studio Touchstone Pictures. The untitled project is Goerish’s first script, and production is expected to begin on the film within the year. Goerish, a 21-year old Minneapolis native, began her film training at Full Sail, a media production college located in Central Florida, in the spring of 2004, and will graduate this April.

Goerish describes her screenplay, which also saw serious interest from Quentin Tarantino’s production company A Band Apart, as a “horror/mystery film that resembles a cross between Seven and The Others.” A brief synopsis reveals the story of a detective working to track down a vicious serial killer, while also trying to sort out his personal life, which is in a downward spiral.

Goerish was motivated to shop her script when a local film director gave a talk during Amber’s Directing class. At the end of the lecture, the director gave her a list of screenplay agents. She submitted scripts to nearly 60 agents, and 25 callbacks later, Goerish had her pick of interested parties. The female agent she chose told Amber “I’ll get it out there,” and the bidding war that resulted between A Band Apart and Touchstone showed her to be true to her word.

Amber, currently nearing the final month of her Full Sail Film degree, is ecstatic about her recent success, and what the future holds for her as an artist. “It’s all been so shocking,” she says. “I’ve had to stop myself a few times and look around, because it has all felt like a dream. This was my lifelong goal – I set it, I achieved it, and now I want to go even higher. I can’t wait to do more writing!”

“This is rare for a first-time writer,” says Dave Franko, Program Director of Full Sail’s Film program. “With all the screenplays submitted to studios each year, very few writers get this kind of immediate attention. The quality of Amber’s work obviously made a strong impression, and represents an amazing first step into the industry.”

Full Sail would like to extend our congratulations to Amber Goerish, and wish her continued success in her career in the film industry.

Full Sail Real World Education is an entertainment media college located in Winter Park, Florida. There are over 4,700 full-time students enrolled in Full Sail degree programs. Degree programs include Computer Animation, Digital Media, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Design & Development, Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring.

For more details, call 1.800.226.7625, or visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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