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CHILD 44 Script Analysis & In-Depth Discussion with Wendell Wellman


An American-British thriller in which a disgraced member of the military poilce investigates a series of murders in Stalin-era Soviet Union.  Based on the 2008 novel by Tom Rob Smith, which was inspired by real life serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.  The screenplay was featured in the 2008 Blacklist.

Cast of the movie includes Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman and Vincent Cassel.


Screenplay by Richard Price (The Wire, Ransom, Sea Of Love), Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Safe House), Produced by Ridley Scott, Michael Schaffer, Greg Shapiro.  Production Companies: Summit Entertainment, Worldview Entertainmnet, Scott Free Productions and Stillking Films.  USA Theatrical Distribution scheduled for April 2015 by Lionsgate.


Writer, Actor, Teacher Wendell Wellman (at right) will analyze the screenplay and lead an in-depth discussion.  He has taught screenwriting at UCLA, and has written Firefox, Sudden Impact, and a final Dirty Harry script for Clint Eastwood.  Trained at The Actors Studio and the  Lee Strassberg Theatre Institute, Wendell has performed in feature films, on television and on stage.  His current screenplay is an adaptation of the novel The River Journey by Robert Nathan  Look for his excellent book A Writer's Roadmap at


PLEASE NOTE: All transactions final – no refunds, no credits. Discussion leader may be substituted. Cameras and recording devices not permitted. StoryBoard reserves the right to refuse participation of anyone. Admittance to the studio is a privilege that may be revoked at any time. Government issued photo ID and compliance with all studio regulations required.

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Reading the screenplay in advance is required.  A copy of the screenplay & postage, as well as food and beverages included in the cost.  

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StoryBoard Screenplay Development Group

StoryBoard Development Group, a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to screenwriting, meets on the 20th Century Fox studio lot on the 2nd Monday of every month for screenwriting analysis and in-depth discussions of current feature film screenplays. A different industry professional leads the group each month.


Read the script, analyze and discuss the screenwriting at the meeting.  Then go see the movie - It's a great experience and a unique opportunity to learn and improve your writing and filmmaking skills. 


Meeting fee includes a copy of the screenplay to be discussed and postage, as well as food and beverages at the meeting. 


Guests and prospective members should be activly involved in screenwriting and/or filmmaking and be familiar with established screenwriting principles and structure. 


Workshops for member screenplays and cost savings available with membership.


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