Tue, Jul 16, 2013
7:00 PM

WGAE Screepnlay Reading Series

Join us for two staged readings (professionally cast by Caroline Sinclair Casting and directed by Susane Lee). The comedic screenplay, 99 FAKE STREET, was selected from among dozens of submissions judged by a panel of Guild members. The dramatic screenplay, WHEN THE SPARROWS COME HOME, is the work of a recent Collyer Fellow under the mentorship of Marshall Brickman.

  • 99 FAKE STREET, written by Gordon Rayfield.
    A paranoid ex-hacker falls in love with a beautiful Russian spy who thinks he is a high-level official, and he has to save her and himself from the FBI.

  • WHEN THE SPARROWS COME HOME, written by Antal Zambo.
    While in many parts of the world people are readjusting to normal life after the end of WWII, in Lithuania a long fight for independence from its Soviet occupiers is just beginning. 

Each reading will be followed by a conversation between the writers and WGAE President Michael Winship. Afterward, please join the writers and actors for a reception at The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at 8:30pm.

Gordon Rayfield is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright. His Showtime film Our America premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the prestigious Humanitas Prize for best Long-Form Television writing, as well as an Emmy award and a Writers Guild Award. He previously won an Emmy and a Writers Guild Award as co-producer/writer of “Stand Up,” a CBS Schoolbreak Special. Mr. Rayfield has written for Law & Order and other series, and as head writer of All My Children was nominated for an Emmy and was awarded a Writers Guild Award. His screenplay Alison Offline was selected as Best Romantic Comedy at the Gotham International Film Festival, and his plays, Bitter Friends, Living Proof and Fever of Unknown Origin, premiered off-Broadway in New York City, and have been produced across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Israel. Bitter Friends was published by Samuel French.

Antal Zambo is a Detroit-area native who roamed the country for a few years before settling down to study film at Wayne State University.  He decided to use all the weird people he's met over the years as fodder for stories and began to write his own films. He drew on his Lithuanian family's stories and experiences as inspiration for "When The Sparrows Come Home," which won him the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting from the WGAE in 2010. When he's not writing, Antal teaches digital video production. He resides in Hamtramck in reclusive-writer fashion with several hundred books, records and DVDs and an ill-tempered cat.

Event Location

Elinor Bunim Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center
144 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

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