“The Art of Character Building” with Jack Amiel
Attendance will be capped at 50 people.
Jack Amiel has spent a career as a Hollywood writer building characters for the big and small screen. Join us to hear his thoughts on the art of creating characters and writing for a living, and working in the Entertainment Industry.
For a decade, Jack Amiel, along with his writing partner, Michael Begler, worked consistently on the staffs of numerous network sitcoms while also writing pilots for ABC, FOX and The WB. In 2000, they made their break into features with several independent projects before writing Raising Helen, The Prince and Me, The Shaggy Dog, and Big Miracle. They continue to work on projects for all of the major studios and are currently writing a adaptation of the novel “The Killing Kind” for Ryan Gosling to star.
With his writing partner, Jack Amiel created the TV drama, The Knick. They quickly partnered with director, Steven Soderbergh, who has since directed every episode of the series, and cast actor, Clive Owen, in the leading role. Amiel and Begler write most of the episodes of the series and serve as Executive Producers. Now heading into its third season, The Knick has received exceptional reviews, and has been honored with numerous awards including the Emmy, the Peabody, and the Television Academy Honors Award.
Living happily in Park City, Utah, with his wife, Darcy, and their two sons, Jack can usually be found skiing during the day, and writing through the night.