With support from the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan and Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, the 4th Annual Taiwanese American Film Festival (TAFF) is held by Taiwanese American Professionals - Los Angeles (TAP-LA) this October. After the two virtual outreach events held in May and July, TAP-LA will present its first online workshop “Breaking in: A Screenwriting Workshop” on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 from 10:30am to 12pm PST. The workshop will be held via Zoom and tickets will be made available on Eventbrite. For more information about the workshop and registration, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-in-a-screenwriting-workshop-tickets-120473079223
“Breaking in: A Screenwriting Workshop” will be moderated by Cindy Lu (Executive Director, 4th TAFF) and will feature guest contributors Kai Wu and April Shih. The workshop will focus on different screenwriting styles, how to find representation, and how to embrace writer’s block. Kai and April will also discuss their journeys as screenwriters, and share their recommendations for emerging screenwriters. The workshop will offer 15 minutes to workshop screenwriting pitches with attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, followed by a Q&A via Zoom speaking rooms.
Wu Kai-yu (吳凱毓) a.k.a. Kai Wu is a Taiwanese-American television writer and creator of The Ghost Bride, a 2020 Taiwanese-Malaysian Netflix International Original series. She was most recently a Co-Executive Producer on Paper Girls at Amazon and prior to that, she was a Co-Executive Producer on Amazon’s Carnival Row. Her previous writing credits include Deception (ABC), Time After Time (ABC), The Flash (The CW) and Hannibal (NBC). Kai has developed for Freeform and currently has a pilot at Amazon.
April Shih (石圓圓) is a Los Angeles-based television writer/producer and filmmaker. April has produced several films and plays including the Ovation Award-winning revival of Kiss of the Spiderwoman: The Musical. She has written for FXX’s critically acclaimed comedy You’re the Worst, Mrs. America (starring Cate Blanchett), Undone (on Amazon), and Evel, a forthcoming limited series about Evel Knievel on USA. April is currently a Supervising Producer on FXX's Dave. April also has a half-hour series in development at FX with Larry Wilmore and is writing the feature film adaptation of Weike Wang's novel Chemistryfor Amazon Studios.
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