Elisa Wouk Almino Translates Art into Words

“I see all of my work as interconnected — writing and translating, my interest in multiple cultures, and translating from other languages into English. I’m similarly interested in art, specifically Brazilian art, how that gets translated here in the U.S., and how that’s received.” –  KCET, October 7, 2020 Read More Photo Courtesy of Elisa…

Your Ultimate Guide to Finding and Keeping Critique Partners

So…you have a finished draft of a novel? Congratulations! Most aspiring writers never get that far, so already, you’re ahead of the game. But now what? You know enough to know that you need readers. But who? And where do you find them? Writing Classes: Online or otherwise, this is a great place to start….

Exclusive Interview with David Misch: Veteran Comedy Writer, Performer & Teacher

David Misch has been a comic folksinger, stand-up comedian and screenwriter; his credits include the multiple-Emmy-nominated “Mork and Mindy”, the Emmy-losing “Duckman”, the Emmy-ignored “Police Squad!”, the Emmy-engorged “Saturday Night Live”, and the Emmy-ineligible “The Muppets Take Manhattan”. David’s written Funny: The Book and A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption; he blogs for The Huffington Post,…

Screenwriting Student to Filmmaker on Creative Vision for Short Film

Filmmaker Carlo Olivares Paganoni invited his mother and her friends from Mexico to cook for his short film, treating the cast and crew to home-cooked chicken chilaquiles, molletes, tacos, flan and arroz con leche. Throughout his film career, he has worked for Cartoon Network Latin America and now writes and produces for Disney XD. Paganoni started school…

UCLA Extension Launches UCLAxFilmFest on May 7 at Laemmle NoHo 7

UCLAxFilmFest presents short films by writers, directors and producers in Entertainment Studies The inaugural one-day film festival, organized by Entertainment Studies at UCLA Extension, is designed to showcase the best short films by current and previous students. Held on Saturday May 7, 2016, from 1:00-5:30 PM at the Laemmle NoHo 7, the UCLAxFilmFest is a…