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Guest Speakers

An Audience with VFS Grad Seth Lochhead on Writing 'Hanna'

Seth Lochhead, the Writing for Film & Television graduate behind the critically acclaimed assassin thriller, Hanna, looks back on his roots at VFS.

A Conversation with Maria Jacquemetton

Mad Men Writer/Co-Executive Producer Maria Jacquemetton visits VFS's Writing program for a conversation with Head of Department, Michael Baser.

A Conversation with Anne Beatts

Anne Beatts, one of the founding Saturday Night Live writers, visits VFS's Writing program for a conversation with Head of Department, Michael Baser.

Terri Tatchell Speaks at VFS

Oscar-nominated screenwriter and VFS Writing graduate Terri Tatchell talks with students about her career and the writing process behind District 9.

From the blog

The VFS Writing program regularly hosts guest speakers from the industry, including fellow writers who discuss their career paths and provide inspiration, and producers, agents, directors, and development execs. Some recent guest speakers include:

Golden Globe-Winning Screenwriters Visit VFS

Screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander recently stopped by VFS to speak with our Writing for Film & Television students. The screenwriting veterans, who won a Golden Globe for their work on The People vs. Larry Flynt, are in town producing Big Eyes, which they also co-wrote. Jonathan Willis, Foundation Visual Art & Design grad and current Writing student, shares his take on the visit.

Romuald Hivert on the VFS Community and Life as a Working Actor

Romuald Hivert graduated from the VFS Acting for Film & Television program in 2011. In between his acting gigs, including an upcoming stint on the Vancouver-shot sci-fi series Continuum, Romuald is a TA in the Entertainment Business Management program.

Guest Post: Emmy Nominee Larry Kaplow Visits VFS

Emmy nominated writer Larry Kaplow recently visited the VFS campus to share his experiences with our Writing for Film & Television students.

Guest Post: Tatchell & Jennewein Inspire Screenwriters

Current Writing for Film & Television student Paul Donnett recaps two recent guest speaker events at VFS.

Hanna Screenwriter Seth Lochhead Returns to VFS

VFS students were recently treated to a talk with the Writing for Film & Television graduate behind the Hanna screenplay, Seth Lochhead.

Mad Men Co-Exec Producer and SNL Founding Writer Visit VFS

Two on-camera conversations with veteran TV writers Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men) and Anne Beatts (Saturday Night Live).

Guest Post: Lunch with Two Emmy-Winning Writers

Sharing in the wisdom of SNL, Mad Men writers.

Blindness' Producer Niv Fichman visits VFS

Canadian film producer Niv Fichman dropped by VFS on the opening day of his new film, Gunless.

Guest Speaker Video: District 9 Co-Writer

Terri Tatchell sat down with VFS students in the fall to talk about what it was like writing one of the break-out hits of 2009.