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Friday, October 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Inside the Writers Room: The People v. O.J. Simpson

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It was the verdict heard around the world, and one that has continued to haunt our collective conscious. A master of dramatizing true life events, Scott Alexander will guide us through his journey of co-creating The People v. O.J. Simpson and how he tackled one of the most notorious American crime stories for the screen. 

Moderators
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R.B. Brenner

Moderator; Director of the School of Journalism, UT Austin
R.B. Brenner is a professor and the director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. He arrived at UT-Austin in August 2014 from Stanford University, where he joined the faculty four years earlier after leaving The Washington Post. At The Post, his roles included Metro Editor, Sunday Editor and Deputy Universal News Editor. He was one of the primary editors of the... Read More →

Panelists
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Scott Alexander

writer Ed Wood, The People v. O.J. Simpson, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon, Big Eyes
Scott Alexander has been writing professionally since 1986. He met his writing partner, Larry Karaszewski, when they were roommates at USC’s School of Cinema. On a whim, they wrote a screenplay during their senior year, which sold a week after graduation. They are best known for writing very unusual biopics with larger-than-life characters. They wrote the highly-acclaimed Ed Wood, for which they were nominated for Best Screenplay by the Writers Guild. They followed this with The People vs. Larry Flynt, for which they won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, as well as a special Writers Guild award for civil rights and liberties. They scripted the extremely postmodern Man on the Moon, the life story of Andy Kaufman. They wrote Big Eyes, the strange-but-true story of Margaret and Walter Keane, for which they received an Indie Spirit Best Screenplay nomination. They recently ventured into television, creating the hit FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson, for which they won the Emmy, Golden Globe, PGA, and WGA Award for Best Limited Series. All four of the feature scripts have been published in book... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom

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