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John Schimmel

John Schimmel is in the middle of an extraordinarily diverse career as a writer/producer. He’s been the President of Furthur Films and Ascendant Pictures, an executive at Douglas-Reuther Productions, Belair Entertainment, and Warner Bros, co-penned the Tony-nominated musical “Pump Boys And Dinettes,” published fiction and nonfiction (his favorite being a piece entitled “Physics for My Father,”). He is a writer and head of video programming for Cloud Imperium Games/Roberts Space Industries, and has now published his first book, Screenwriting Behind Enemy Lines: Lessons from Inside the Studio Gates. John teaches creative producing at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Film School, and is part of the core screenwriting faculty at the University of California at Riverside’s Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts, providing not just an insight into how to write screenplays, but how to write screenplays that sell.

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