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November 4, 2014

Spring 2015 -- CTWR 431 -- I'll Have What She's Having: The Works for Nora Ephron


By Michael Lane

I'll Have What She's Having: The Works of Nora Ephron -- Open Registration

Tuesdays - 7-10pm, Section #19431R 

Instructor: Barbara Nance  

During her career and lifetime, Nora Ephron wore just about every literary hat possible - journalist, essayist, screenwriter, playwright, producer, director, and even blogger.  Generations of creative talents list her as a major inspiration - from Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks to Lena Dunham and Diablo Cody, from Mike Nichols and Rob Reiner to Mindy Kaling, and Nick Stoller, to name just a few.  Ms. Ephron's impressive body of work ran the spectrum - from dark and dramatic expose Silkwood to the flawless romantic comedy When Harry met Sally.  In this class, the films of the beloved three-time Academcy Award nominee and posthumous Tony Award nominee will be analyzed, with an eye toward what makes a quality, commercially successful movie, regardless of genre.  We will also look at Ms. Ephron's own influences -- her parents were both working screenwriters in the 40s and 50s, as well as the influence she had on her contemporaries and the next generation of gifted artists alike.  Films to be Screened: When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Julie and Julia, and more!  Guests TBA.  
CTWR 411: Television Script Analysis - 2 units -- OPEN REGISTRATION! 
#19205R - Mondays - 1-3:50pm - Pamela Douglas 
Television, the writer's playground, pushes boundaries and has redefined the landscape of the market.  Examine scripts from drama, comedy, episodic, and procedural TV to learn the craft of creating compelling television and the mechanics that generate "must-see TV."  From the page to the screen, episodes will be screened in class and their respective scripts will be read and analyzed.  
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Name: Michael Lane
Phone: 213-740-3303