Conversations in Film: Chuck Sklar Press Release
Austin Film Festival Hosts a Conversation in Film with Emmy® Award-Winning Comedy Writer Chuck Sklar!
AUSTIN, Texas – June 24, 2010 – Join comedy writer Chuck Sklar (“The Chris Rock Show” and the Chris Rock-produced documentary Good Hair) for a Conversation in Film on how to turn your funny ideas and stories into comedy material for the screen. In this workshop, Chuck will discuss writing for sketch comedy, sitcom and late night, as well as the changing landscape of television at Cap City Comedy Club on Sunday, July 25, 2010, from 2:00pm – 3:30pm. Ticket prices are $8 for AFF members and $10 for non-members.
Chuck is an Emmy® Award-winning comedy writer whose credits include “Weekends at the DL,” with D.L. Hughley, the ABC family sitcom “Roommates,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Politically Incorrect” and “Everybody Hates Chris.” He was head writer on “Scratch and Burn” and “The Man Show” in 2001. Sklar also worked on “The Chris Rock Show” from 1996-2000. Most recently, Chuck wrote the Chris Rock-produced documentary Good Hair, which won the Black Reel Award, Gotham Award, Image Award, and Sundance Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary. The screenplay was nominated for a WGA Award.
Created in 2007, Conversations in Film is a year-round series of film seminars that provide the public with the unique experience to interact with local and visiting filmmakers. Cap City Comedy Club is located at 8120 Research Blvd # 100, Austin, TX 78758.
To purchase tickets with your AFF membership, please call (512)478-4795. Non-members may purchase tickets and find out more about AFF memberships, by visiting www.austinfilmfestival.com/ or by calling.
About Austin Film Festival
The Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television and new media. The AFF champions the work of aspiring and established writers and filmmakers by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships.
The Austin Film Festival is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Special support is provided to the Austin Film Festival by Continental Airlines, KVUE and Dos Equis.
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