(April 28) ‘Hart Chart’ w/ James V. Hart on THE IMITATION GAME

The Writers Guild of America, East
in partnership with
The Austin Film Festival and the SAG Foundation

presents the

Hosted by James V. Hart

Tuesday, April 28, 7pm

The New School Auditorium
66 West 12th Street New York, NY 10011

The Writers Guild of America, East, in partnership with the Austin Film Festival and the SAG Foundation, invite you to experience the famous “Hart Chart” first hand. James V. Hart (HOOK, CONTACT, AUGUST RUSH, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA) will explore how to better develop characters and stories by getting to the “heart” of the script.

Using Graham Moore’s THE IMITATION GAME, winner of the 2015 Writers Guild Award (and the Academy Award) for Adapted Screenplay, as an example, Hart will break down how to establish a main character’s desires and plot their progress toward their goal, as well as how to create a successful resolution. Through the Hart Chart’s guidelines for implementing craft, learn to embrace structure as a friend, not enemy, and how to flesh out ideas.

WGAE member Hart’s writing/producing credits include; HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old Son, Jake, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND, directed by Brian Henson, and CONTACT, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Other writing/producing credits include: MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN, TUCK EVERLASTING, SAHARA, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: THE REAL STORY, LARA CROFT: TOMBRAIDER – THE CRADLE OF LIFE, AUGUST RUSH and the animated feature EPIC.

TV projects include THE REPUBLIC OF PIRATES, AKA CROSSBONES, for NBC with Texas born writing partner, Amanda Welles, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. series projects, SIRENS OF TITAN, PLAYER PIANO, and 2BR02B, with his son, Jake Hart. STEELSKIN is his new project in development at Fox for Actor/Director,  Andy Serkis, and AUGUST RUSH producer, Richard Lewis.

***PLEASE NOTE: Prior viewing of THE IMITATION GAME is required. WGA members received screeners in December.