Recap & Photos: Screenplay Readings Live at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

On July 12th, the Writers Guild of America, East, in partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, held live readings of two screenplays; a drama by 2014 Michael Collyer Screenwriting Fellowship recipient Hennah Sekandary and a comedy by Kelley Sane and Benjamin Forster.

The program at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center was moderated by WGAE President Michael Winship, directed by Timothy Michael Cooper and casted by Caroline Sinclair Casting.

Sekandary’s 48 HOUR FIRE tells the story of two families struggling to navigate the most turbulent hours of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Ryung, a Korean shop-owner takes up arms with his militaristic brother in what becomes a futile attempt to defend their store. Meanwhile Marcus, a Black teen, makes a misguided decision that brings him face-to-face with the most dangerous elements of mob mentality. The cast featured Mikai Anthony, Evander Duck, Tyler Fields, Daniel K. Isaac, Nicole Kang, Arnold Y. Kim, Sunita Mani, Jiehae Park, Steven Prescod and JD Williams.

Sane and Forster’s TAKEDOWN tells the story of three amateur bounty hunters who travel to Cuba in search of Meryl Streep. Little do they know that the Oscar-winning actress is a trained CIA operative. As the bounty hunters try to outrun a Black-Ops CIA team and collect their reward, they learn about Meryl’s induction into the CIA and about themselves. The cast featured Carl Foreman, Jr., Cristina Garcia Leon, Mark Gessner, Jeff Hiller, Elizabeth Jasicki, Chris Lanceley, Jake Robinson, Linnea Sage and Morgan Wolf.

Photo Credit: Daniel Rodriguez