ALUMNI SCRIPT READING SERIES

The Louis B. Mayer Library, AFI Conservatory Screenwriting faculty and the Office of Alumni Relations are pleased to announce a new library program: The Alumni Script Reading Series. The series gives AFI Conservatory alumni from all disciplines the opportunity to submit a screenplay to be read with professional actors and receive constructive feedback from others in the artistic community.

CUR
written by director C.J. Williamson (AFI Class of 2009)

A young cult member has a crisis of faith and is forced to choose between his devout family and his true love when he stumbles into the "world of sin."

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Location: Ahmanson Room, Louis B. Mayer Library | AFI Campus
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C.J. Williamson is a graduate of Stony Brook University in New York, APA International Film School in Sydney, Australia, where he directed WARRA WARRA and the award winning short film, JOY, and most recently the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. There, he directed several short films including THE SANDBOX, DANDELION, EVERYTHING IN AZURE, and SICK PUPPY, which was awarded the AFI Technicolor grant and premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival in 2009.

C.J. is currently developing his script, CUR, which he intends to be his debut feature.

Originally hailing from Long Island, NY, C.J. now lives in Sherman Oaks, CA with his fiancée, Liz,and their tomato plant, Toby.

Casting by Jeanie Bacharach

Confirmed actors include:

Ryan Bailey

CRIMINAL MINDS
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
TOSH.0

Shane Coffey

GRIMM
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
CSI


Gary Cole

DODGEBALL
THE OFFICE
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS

Alexia Fast

JACK REACHER
SUPERNATURAL
TIN MAN


Lily Knight

AMERICAN HORROR STORY
THE ARTIST
BIG LOVE

Jaylen Moore

ESCAPE PLAN
HOMELAND
SONS OF ANARCHY


Spencer Neville

HELICOPTER MOM
HIGH SCHOOL EXORCISM

Dendrie Taylor

SAVING MR. BANKS
SONS OF ANARCHY
TRUE BLOOD


Alan Wells

THE CRAIGSLIST KILLER
GREEK

Wade Williams

GANGSTER SQUAD
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
NCIS


Submission Criteria: AFI Conservatory alumni may submit one (1) screenplay each for consideration. Submissions should be one of the following: a) a feature-length script (of no more than 110 pages); b) a 60-minute TV pilot; or c) a 30-minute TV pilot and one episode. A one-page story synopsis and a 10-page sample of the script must be included with all submissions. All scripts must be unsold and completed after graduation from the Conservatory. Co-authorship by an AFI alumnus/a is required for any script that involves non-alumni writing collaboration. Submissions will be ongoing and only one submission per year per alumnus/a will be considered.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Robert Vaughn, AFI Conservatory Librarian, at LibraryProgramming@AFI.com. A representative of the Selection Committee will notify the writer of the chosen script for each event. Writers will be asked to bring an audience questionnaire for the Q&A.


April Alumni Script Reading Series of SPEED BUMPS by Neal Thibedeau (AFI Class of 2003).

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