Meet on the Fox Studios backlot on June 25th for a StoryBoard Special Event! CASE STUDY: THE GRADUATE, an in-depth analysis and discussion of the classic 1967 screenplay led by Beverly Gray, author of Seduced by Mrs. Robinson!
Logline: An aimless college grad drifts through an affair with an older, married woman only to realize he’s in love with the woman’s daughter!
The Graduate is based on the 1963 novel by Charles Webb. Screenplay by Get Smart co-creator and twelve-time SNL host Buck Henry (Catch-22, What’s Up Doc?, Heaven Can Wait, To Die For), replacing an earlier, unused draft by Calder Willingham (Paths of Glory, Little Big Man, Rambling Rose). Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Best Actress (Anne Bancroft), Best Supporting Actress (Katherine Ross), Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Robert Surtees), and winning the Oscar for Mike Nichols (Silkwood, Working Girl, Primary Colors, Closer) for Best Director.
About the moderator: As story editor and development executive for Roger Corman’s Concorde-New Horizons Pictures, screenwriter BEVERLY GRAY oversaw the making of 170 low-budget features. More recently, she has covered the entertainment industry for The Hollywood Reporter and currently teaches online screenwriting workshops for UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program. She is the author of Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers; Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon...and Beyond; and her latest, Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How The Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation.
Read the script before the meeting! Registration includes a copy of the screenplay sent to you in advance, plus sandwiches, snacks, and beverages at the meeting. BONUS: Plan to stick around after the discussion to watch The Graduate in its entirety on Blu-ray.
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