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Have you ever wondered what goes into turning your ideas into a script or screenplay? Join our panel of experts to hear more about their experiences writing for stage and screen. Panelists: Bob Cousins, C. Blake Evernden, Stephanie Tromly. Moderator: Amanda Berg.
Bob Cousins has written eighteen feature length screenplays in a variety of different genres. “Smuggler’s Blues” won the “Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition” in 2018 and was a winner of the “Fresh Voices Spotlight Award for Best Dialogue”. Bob teaches at the University of Lethbridge in the New Media Department.
“C. Blake Evernden is an award-winning independent filmmaker, illustrator, storyboard & make-up artist for film & television. He has undertaken professional training in makeup artistry and corresponding field work as key makeup and effects designer on five independent features (winning an award for Best Special FX in 2015) and many short productions. He has recent experience as cinematographer, art director, key makeup, special makeup effects, prosthetics, and assistant makeup work on a myriad of independent productions, short films, music videos and commercials. His second feature, “Prairie Dog”, has played at 17 film festivals worldwide and won five awards, as well as being picked up for distribution through ITN in Los Angeles. His latest short film, “Spider”, is currently being sent out to festivals, he’s in development on three features and in production on his next short film, “A Wink or a Smile.”
Stephanie Tromly was born in Manila, grew up in Hong Kong, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and worked as a screenwriter in Los Angeles. She is currently on leave from her PhD program in English Literature at the University of Toronto and lives in Winnipeg with her husband and young son. Stephanie is the author of the Trouble Is a Friend of Mine trilogy.