Join us for a special Third Thursdays with the ISA - New York as we present the next in our "Dissecting the First Draft" discussion series with Jess Hinds and screenwriter Ken Friedman to explore the development of his screenplay for Cadillac Man, starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins. Writer and teacher of screenwriting Jessica Hinds will moderate the discussion and audience Q&A. (See below for more on Friedman and Jessica.) ISA New York's Third Thursdays mixer will follow the event. This event is free and open to all, but you must RSVP. This event will be overbooked, so please arrive early, as registration does not guarantee admittance.
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Ken Friedman was born in New York and is a graduate of the NYU School of Film. As a student there he wrote and directed SHOWDOWN, winner of the National Student Film Festival. Ken is now an associate professor at NYU Tisch where he heads up the graduate level screenwriting program for the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television.
Ken has written numerous movies including WHITE LINE FEVER (Jan Michael Vincent, Kay Lenz), HEART LIKE A WHEEL (Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges), JOHNNY HANDSOME (Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Forrest Whitaker and Morgan Freeman) and CADILLAC MAN (Robin Williams, Tim Robbins). He also directed and wrote the feature MADE IN USA (Chris Penn, Lori Singer, Adrian Pasdar), which premiered at the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes and was featured at many film festivals including Sundance and Munich.
Ken often works as a rewriter, including on the films THE FUGITIVE, UNLAWFUL ENTRY, BAD GIRLS and THE GETAWAY.
In television, he wrote and was Co-executive Producer of the six hour limited series, THE GRID (Julianna Margulies, Dylan McDermott).
Jessica S. Hinds is an award-winning writer, teacher, and creator of Meditative Writing © . As a teacher Jessica has mentored thousands of writers including Sundance Award-Winning Filmmakers, TV Showrunners, Reality TV Stars, Tony Award Winners, Best Selling Authors, Professional Musicians, Published Poets and Emerging Artists in the fields of screenwriting, playwriting, novel writing, TV, memoir, poetry, and music. She recently launched the artists community The Science and Art of Writing and is currently working on a book series The Prolific Writers' Guide: Meditative Writing. Book one of ten will be published this summer.
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