Meredith Stiehm, Naren Shankar, David Weddle, and Bradley Thompson appear on June Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 5pm. Tickets are $15; click here to purchase.
Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writing Series! Join moderator Ben Blacker as he hosts esteemed panelists discussing topics like different types of writing, how they got started, what inspires them, the business side of writing, and more. Panelists will also answer your questions and give some helpful tips and tricks! This series is a must for any hopeful writer in LA, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit 826LA.
Ben Blacker (moderator), with his writing and producing partner–named Ben Acker–is the creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a monthly staged production and podcast in the style of old-time radio, starring lots of actors you know from television. Acker and Blacker have developed pilots for Fox late night, Nickelodeon, USA, and Fox primetime. They wrote the feature film Drones, a sci-fi rom-com, available on DVD and Showtime in Sept 2011. They have developed pilots for Fox, Nickelodeon, Spike, and USA (twice). Currently, they write for CW’s Supernatural. For more information and pretty pictures, go to ThrillingAdventureHour.com.
7/31 at 5pm
Scheduled to appear
Meredith Stiehm (creator, Cold Case)
David Weddle & Bradley Thompson (Battlestar Galactica; CSI)
Naren Shankar (CSI; Grimm)
inside Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Meet Buffy The Vampire Slayer alums Amber Benson and Adam Busch!
Zeus Comics invites you to a special screening of the new film DRONES with Amber Benson and Adam Busch in person at the 40th Annual USA Film Festival/Dallas.
Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00pm film screening of DRONES
(You will need to arrive by 6:30pm to claim your tickets.)
Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX
Tickets are free with confirmed RSVP limited tickets available. First-come, first-served basis.
To RSVP, please email the USA Film Fest at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your NAME and TELEPHONE number so the Festival can call you to confirm your tickets.
ABOUT THE FILM
Somewhere between “Dilbert” and Mars Attacks! lies Drones, a very funny new office comedy where an unassuming corporate lackey realizes his co-workers hold the very fate of the planet in their hands. Brian (Jonathan M. Woodward, “Angel”) quite happily keeps his head down at his job, working away as a faceless non-entity, making copies, sending faxes, answering e-mails and sitting through endless PowerPoint presentations. But all that changes when his pal Clark (Samm Levine, “Freaks and Geeks”) urges Brian to ask out officemate Amy (Angela Bettis, May). Brian’s thrilled to have a girlfriend — and their co-workers immediately dub them “Bramy” — but less enthusiastic to discover that both Clark and Amy are actually aliens from two different planets, and that’s the sort of thing that can really put a strain on a new relationship. (When Amy tells Brian she’ll take him back to her home planet after Earth gets destroyed, he responds, “We’ve been dating a week—it’s too soon to talk about moving in together.”) Can the planet be saved? And will someone do something about the main office’s memo about spreadsheets? This exceedingly droll and deadpan comedy boasts a terrific cast, from its three charming leads to reliably hilarious character actors like James Urbaniak (American Splendor, “The Venture Bros.”), Dave “Gruber” Allen, comedian Paul F. Tompkins, and Tangi Miller (“Felicity”). Directors Amber Benson and Adam Busch — who became a couple off-screen after his character Warren killed her Tara on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” — and screenwriters Ben Acker and Ben Blacker brilliantly mesh two utterly different genres (soul-crushing-workplace comedy and alien-invasion thriller) in this witty and hilarious movie that will have you wondering what your co-workers are really up to during those visits to the copy room. Directors Amber Benson and Adam Busch in attendance.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR TICKETS
All tickets will be held at the upstairs theater WILL CALL on NIGHT OF SHOW ONLY. (No tickets will be mailed out in advance.) Please arrive by 6:30pm to claim your tickets.
To reserve your tickets, your must send an EMAIL REPLY TO: usafilmfest-at-aol.com
Please include your daytime TELEPHONE number so that the Festival can confirm your tickets. All tickets will be confirmed by telephone.
Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and other auteurs speak on a panel:
Working Both Sides of the Camera: Actors Who Direct, Directors Who Act
Saturday, April 24th at Noon in Somerville 1
Moderated by Zak Lee.
Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2908