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Eduardo was born in Cuba and came to the United States when he was nine. He grew up in Los Angeles. He is the author of over forty plays! His television credits include Executive Story Editor on Season 2 of the Starz drama "MAGIC CITY", and serving as Executive Story Editor on two seasons of the HBO television show "HUNG". He wrote and directed the film EXILES IN New York, which played at the A.F.I Film Festival, South by South West, The Santa Barbara Film Festival and The Latin American International Film Festival in Havana, Cuba. He has also has sold his original television projects to Starz, Amazon and AMC, among others. Full Bio »
This week we welcome playwright and TV writer who is the author of over forty plays! His television credits include Executive Story Editor on Season 2 of the Starz drama "MAGIC CITY", and serving as Executive Story Editor on two seasons of the HBO television show "HUNG".
He wrote and directed the film EXILES IN New York, which played at the A.F.I Film Festival, South by South West, The Santa Barbara Film Festival and The Latin American International Film Festival in Havana, Cuba. He has also has sold his original television projects to Starz, Amazon and AMC, among others.
During this incredible Executive Hour, Eduardo talks about working with Oscar-winner Al Pacino on the film SCARFACE in his early 20's, how to write compelling characters for stage and screen, what it is like being in a writers room for HBO, and offers a exercise in breaking character and story that brought one of our members to tears!
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"Eduardo's honesty is charming and funny!!" - Debbie
"Eduardo, you are marvelous, what a treat to spend this time with you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart." - Crispin
"Best Writers' Room ever!" - Sarah G.B
"Hope you'll come back again, Eduardo!" - Robert M.
During this Executive Hour Webcast, we speak with with Literary Manager Scott Schulman of Schulman Management! Scott was at More/Medavoy Management for four years, representing both talent and literary clients. Prior to More/Medavoy, Schulman worked at A3 Artist Agency as a junior packaging agent. He started his career at Fremantle in business affairs in both scripted and non-scripted television.Scott recently staffed one of his clients on Season 2 of "FBI: MOST WANTED" for CBS. He also manages two upper-level producers on the smash hit "THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY" series for Netflix. During the webcast, Scott discusses how he came to be a literary manager, what writers can be doing to get their material into the market, how to overcome a pass on your material and a lot more!
We're back in the Writers' Room with for the Executive Hour Webcast with TV writer Mike Gauyo who has most notably written on Netflix’s hit series GINNY & GEORGIA. Originally born in Haiti, Mike broke into Hollywood as a production assistant on reality shows like AMERICAN IDOL and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? until being discovered by Issa Rae who staffed him as a writer on her fiction podcast FRUIT.Mike entered the world of TV writers’ rooms serving as a writers’ assistant on the TNT show CLAWS and wrote on HBO’s comedy hit INSECURE with Issa Rae. Mike also founded The Black Boy Writes Mentorship Initiative, a mentorship program for Black men and women who are looking to break into TV writing. Mike’s varied background in TV writing has allowed him to experience many different writers’ rooms and has given him a keen sense on how to best write and perform in these settings. He is very generous with his knowledge and insights, and during this webcast he offered fantastic insights into working in a Netflix writers' room!
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour Webcast with Alexandra “Ali” Shields. Ali is currently the Executive Liaison at Stage32. Prior to Stage 32, Ali was a Creative Executive in Scripted Development and Executive Producer at Citizen Skull Productions, during which time she oversaw a slate of approximately 30 productions in various stages of development. She was responsible for identifying promising writers and projects to cultivate, creating pitch materials that would make the project stand out in the market, and packaging those projects with the talent necessary to move forward.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour with Daniel Sol, Co-Founder of Hollyshorts. Daniel Sol is the co-founder and co-director of the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival and formerly a theatrical sales executive for Lionsgate. With a passion for film and filmmaking since childhood, Daniel decided to move to California in 2000 with an interest in the film business. After working on commercial productions as a production assistant for Tony Kaye Films and then acting in various films, he gained an understanding of the filmmaking process. After graduating at Cal State Northridge in 2006, he realized that young filmmakers had very little access to industry professionals, and few options for screening their films. And thus, the HollyShorts Film Festival was born. Now in its 13th year, HollyShorts has quickly become the most influential short film festival in Los Angeles, with Daniel guiding it as Festival Director and lead programmer for the festival and the HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series, which takes place each month at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. Aside from HollyShorts, Sol also battled daily with domestic exhibitors as a theatrical sales executive at Lionsgate from 2008-2014. Mr. Sol is also the co founder of the premium Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV content channel BITPIX (www.bitpixtv.com). PRAISE FOR DANIEL'S LESSIONS: "Thanks Daniel for sharing your journey." -Debbie J. "Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience today!" -Ingrid W. "Thank you for your education tonight Daniel." -John M.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour with Noah Pink. Noah Pink is a Canadian screenwriter, television producer, and director. He co-created the Nat Geo/Disney+ television series Genius and he wrote the screenplay for the 2023 feature film Tetris for Apple TV+. His low-budget feature novella, Zedcrew, debuted at the 2010 Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. He also competed for Canada in swimming at the 2001 Maccabiah Games in Israel.
Sebastian is currently a partner in Circus Road Films after working in development at Paramount, and at Touchstone, the TV division of Disney and ABC.We'll discuss the business + a live Q&A!