Please join us as Matt Lopez discusses his screenwriting career and the path that led him to screenwriting. Matt Lopez’s screenwriting credits include The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer; Bedtime Stories starring Adam Sandler; and the sci-fi action adventure Race to Witch Mountain. Projects in development include Asteroid, a re-imagining of the classic video game, to be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers); and The Dangerous Book for Boys, based on the bestselling book, to be produced by Scott Rudin (The Social Network).
Matt has recently expanded into producing, teaming with Michael Shamberg and Stacy Sher (Erin Brockovich) on Safari for Paramount Pictures; and with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot (Hairspray) on Night Crew for Disney.
After graduating from film school at Florida State University, Matt attended New York University School of Law and worked for several years as an entertainment attorney and business affairs executive at Dreamworks.
“I’m open to whatever — lecture, Q&A or a bit of both. I could speak about switching careers in Hollywood, how I broke in, current trends in the business, the art of adapting pre-existing properties (all the rage in Hollywood), any or all of the above. ”
Event is free, refreshments will be served, seating is limited.