Narratives in Real Life: Writing the Documentary

Narratives in Real Life: Writing the Documentary

About This Event

Documentaries may deal with following real-life subjects and stories, but writing is still involved in the process. On this special evening, we sit down with a panel of documentary writers and filmmakers to learn how they structure their narratives, how they approach documentary scripts, and how the writing process informs the directing and editing processes.

Panelists include:

  • Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi (Making a Murderer)

  • Jeff Feuerzeug (Author: The JT Leroy Story, The Devil and Daniel Johnston)

  • Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant (Bathtubs Over Broadway)

  • Barbara Schroeder (Evil Genius)

Moderated by writer/producer Jan Oxenberg.

Doors open at 7PM. Event starts at 7:30PM.

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Location / Venue

The Writers Guild Foundation

Event to Support The Writers Guild Foundation

Founded in 1966, the Writers Guild Foundation is the premier resource for emerging writers and movie and TV lovers in Hollywood. Boasting a busy calendar of high-value events and a vast, seemingly bottomless toolbox for writers, the Foundation is unmatched in its mission to promote and preserve the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we’re proud of all we do for the community, including our Veterans Writing Project, our Volunteer and Mentorship Programs, our Archive, and the Shavelson-Webb Library – the world’s only library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.