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Susannah Grant
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Susannah Grant - April 24, 2009

Susannah Grant wrote Erin Brockovich and received Academy Award, BAFTA and WGA nominations for Best Original Screenplay. A recipient of a 1992 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, her other credits include Ever After, In Her Shoes and Catch and Release, which she also directed. Grant was interviewed by Sean Wolfson for the “Conversations With...” speaker series, hosted by the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.


Ronald D. Moore
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Ronald D. Moore - March 27, 2009

Ronald D. Moore co-created Battlestar Galactica with David Eick and executive produced it throughout its four-season run. He has written, produced and run shows such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Carnivàle. His feature credits include the Star Trek films Generations and First Contact. Among his future projects are a prequel to The Thing and the television series Virtuality and Caprica. Moore was interviewed by Sean Wolfson for the “Conversations With...” speaker series, hosted by the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.

Jonathan Levine
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Jonathan Levine - March 13, 2009

Jonathan Levine wrote and directed The Wackness, which won the Audience Awards at the Sundance and LA Film Festivals. He also directed All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, and has projects in development with Sony Pictures and others. Levine was interviewed by Sean Wolfson for the “Conversations With...” speaker series, hosted by the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.



Pamela Pettler
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Pamela Pettler - February 27, 2009

Pamela Pettler began her career in television and has gone on to write Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Monster House and the upcoming 9. She currently has projects in the works with Robert Zemeckis, Ridley Scott and others. Pettler was interviewed by Sean Wolfson as a featured guest at the “Conversations With …” speaker series, hosted by the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.


Vince Gilligan
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Vince Gilligan - Jan 30, 2009

Vince Gilligan is the creator of AMC's Breaking Bad and was an executive producer on The X-Files, for which he wrote 30 episodes and received two Golden Globe awards and three Emmy nominations. His feature credits include Wilder Napalm, Home Fries and Hancock. Gilligan was interviewed by Sean Wolfson as a featured guest at the “Conversations With …” speaker series, hosted by the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.


Peter Buchman
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Peter Buchman - Nov 7, 2008

Peter Buchman wrote The Argentine and Guerrilla, the epic biopics of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, for Steven Soderbergh. His other credits include Jurassic Park III and Eragon. Buchman was interviewed by Sean Wolfson for the "Conversations With ..." speaker series, hosted by the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.



Mark & Michael Polish
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Mark & Michael Polish - Oct 24, 2008

Mark & Michael Polish wrote and produced Twin Falls Idaho, Jackpot, Northfork and The Astronaut Farmer. In addition to writing, Michael directed and Mark starred in these films. Under their Prohibition Pictures banner, they will release Manure and Stay Cool in 2009. The Polish Brothers were interviewed by Sean Wolfson for the "Conversations With..." speaker series, hosted by the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.


Stuart Beattie
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Stuart Beattie - Oct 10, 2008

Stuart Beattie wrote Collateral and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl on spec, and has since gone on to write Derailed, 30 Days of Night, Australia and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Beattie was interviewed by Sean Wolfson for the “Conversations With …” speaker series, hosted by the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.




Karey Kirkpatrick
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Karey Kirkpatrick - Sep 26, 2008

Karey Kirkpatrick is the writer of Chicken Run, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Spiderwick Chronicles and many other films. He co-wrote and -directed Over the Hedge, and made his live-action directorial debut with NoWhereLand. A USC alumnus, Kirkpatrick was interviewed by Sean Wolfson for the “Conversations With …” speaker series, hosted by the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.



Nicholas Meyer
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Nicholas Meyer - Sep 12, 2008

Nicholas Meyer has written and/or directed Star Treks II, IV and VI, as well as Time After Time, Sommersby, The Human Stain, Elegy and The Seven-per-cent Solution, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He has also received Emmy nominations for The Night That Panicked America and The Odyssey. Meyer was interviewed by Sean Wolfson for the “Conversations With …” speaker series, hosted by the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.