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An Evening Screenwriting Lecture with “Jaws” Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

June 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


EVENING LECTURE: Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Red River College – 160 Princess St. | Room A102 – Great West Life Theatre


During FTM’s evening lecture, veteran screenwriter Carl Gottlieb will engage with the course participants in a lecture on the process of developing and writing for film and television.

During the evening lecture, the instructor will discuss story structure and current trends in writing for film and television. The participants will get the opportunity to ask questions during this evening session.


About the Instructor

Carl Gottlieb is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and author whose books include the bestseller Long Time Gone: The Autobiography of David Crosby (with David Crosby) and the acclaimed Jaws Log. He came to Hollywood from New York via San Francisco, where he was an improvisational actor with the famed satirical revue The Committee, and won an Emmy for writing “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” on CBS.

In addition to the Jaws screenplay, which was nominated for a Golden Globe and a British Academy Award, he co-wrote The Jerk, Jaws 2, Dr. Detroit, Jaws 3D, Which Way Is Up, and Caveman, which he also directed.

For television, Gottlieb has written for “The Odd Couple”, “All in the Family”, and “The Bob Newhart Show.” He directed The Absent-Minded Waiter, a comedy short featuring Steve Martin that was nominated for an Academy Award.

Gottlieb has taught advanced screenwriting at Colombia University, USC, the University of Miami, & the American Film Institute.


June 16, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm