Oscar Winner Tom Schulman on His Career & Advice to Screenwriters

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There’s no better way to understand the industry than by learning from those who have survived it, especially those who have seen the many changes Hollywood has gone through.

At last May’s DePaul School of Cinematic Arts’ annual Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference, Matthew Quinn spoke with the generous and talented Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Schulman about his career, advice to screenwriters, writers becoming directors and more.

Tom wrote Dead Poet’s Society for which he received an Academy Award. Some of his other films are What About Bob?, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Medicine Man, and Holy Man. He was an executive producer on Indecent Proposal and Me, Myself and Irene. He was the writer/producer of Welcome to Mooseport. He also co-wrote and co-produced The Anatomy of Hope, a pilot for HBO.

Courier 12 presents a series of panel discussions with the top writing talent in the entertainment industry. Admission is FREE and open to the public, but seats are limited. For more information on the next event, go to their Facebook page.

Watch Courier 12 Script magazine panel on surviving being an artist in a complex industry.
Watch Courier 12 interview with Howard A. Rodman, president of Writers Guild of America, West

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