Pacifica Graduate Institute Sponsors the Writers Panel, "It Starts With The Script", at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Pacifica Graduate Institute, a distinguished higher education university founded on the principals of depth psychology and located in Montecito, CA, is pleased to sponsor the Writers Panel at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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“It Starts With the Script” brings together some of today’s most talented and innovative writing professionals as they discuss the process for giving life to film.

Pacifica Graduate Institute is proud to sponsor the Writers Panel, "It Starts With The Script", at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

The highly-acclaimed Writers Panel brings together accomplished industry professionals, most of whom have emerged as Academy Award nominees for lively, informative and revealing discussions about the art of writing. The panel is titled, "It Starts With The Script" and will be moderated by by IndieWIRE’s Anne Thompson. It takes place at Santa Barbara's historic Lobero Theatre on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11 a.m.

The It Starts With The Script panel features some of the industry’s highly sought-after writers who give us a close up view on the process from pen and paper to a tangible product in the form of a motion picture. The 2015 Writers Panel features the following:
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Alex Dinelaris (Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Max Frye (Foxcatcher)
Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)
Jason Hall (American Sniper)
Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything)
Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)

The 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival is set to run January 27 – February 7, 2015. For ticket information, please visit

Pacifica Graduate Institute, with two campuses in Santa Barbara, California, is a WASC accredited graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs framed in the traditions in depth psychology. The Institute has established an educational environment that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and an academic community that fosters a spirit of free and open inquiry. Students have access to an impressive array of resources including the OPUS Archives and Research Center which is home to the Joseph Campbell Library and Archives.

The mission of Pacifica Graduate Institute is to foster creative learning and research in the fields of psychology, the humanities, and mythological studies, framed in the traditions of depth psychology. Consistent with and supporting this vision, Pacifica Graduate Institute is employee-owned, and practices shared stewardship.

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