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Screenwriter Scott Myers to Speak on Friday, 3/1

Screenwriter Scott Myers will give a talk on Jungian character archetypes in Hollywood films on Friday, 3/1, at 3 pm, in Hodges Library Auditorium titled “Archetypes: Character Structure, Film Analysis, and Screenwriting Theory.  The talk, which will allude to Hollywood classics like Casablanca, Billy Wilder’s The Apartment, Star Wars, and Silence of the Lambs, among others, should be of interest to aspiring screenwriters, analysts of film narrative, and anyone interested in American movies.   A reception will follow in the Mary Greer Room, 2nd floor, Hodges Library.

Since selling his script K-9 in 1987, Scott Myers has written nearly 30 projects for every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network.  Besides K-9 (with Jim Belushi), his movie credits include Alaska and Trojan War (with Jennifer Love Hewitt).  Also a screenwriting teacher, he won a UCLA Outstanding Instructor Award, currently teaches at UNC Chapel Hill, and hosts a screenwriting blog at

An informal discussion with Meyers will be held from 12-1 on that same day in 1210-1211 McClung Tower.  Those who attend might want to read Meyer’s discussions with Hollywood script readers and what they look for in a script.  It’s available here:

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