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Neil Landau and Matthew Frederick: 101 Things I Learned in Film School

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Screenwriter Neil Landau talks about his bestselling *101 Things I Learned in Film School* with the creator of the *101 Things I Learned* series, Matthew Frederick. The evening includes a trivia contest on Boston film and television as well as a discussion of the how-to's and why-to's of filmmaking, screenwriting, book-to-film, and more. How does one effectively set a scene? What is the best camera angle for a particular mood? How does new technology interact with scenes? And how does one even get the financing to make a movie? These basic questions and much more are covered in this book on the film industry and making movies as a profession. With insights for someone who wants to make movies as a full-time career, or just someone who is interested in film, *101 Things I Learned in Film School* offers an inside view of the art and craft of filmmaking.

Neil Landou is a screenwriter whose television and film credits include *Dont Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead*, *Melrose Place*, *Doogie Howser MD*, *The Magnificent Seven*, and *Twice in a Lifetime*. He has developed feature films for 20th Century Fox, Disney, Universal, and Columbia Pictures, and television pilots for Warner Bros., Touchstone, Lifetime, and CBS. He works internationally as a script consultant and teaches at UCLA's School of Film, Television, and Digital Media.
Matthew Frederick is an architect and urban designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the editor, creator, and illustrator of the *101 Things I Learned *book series.