SUBLIME COMBINACION: ACTUACION, MUSICA Y BAILE Ettore Scola (born May 10, 1931) is an Italian screenwriter and film director. Scola was born in Trevico, province of Avellino (Campania). He entered the film industry as a screenwriter in 1953, and directed his first movie, Let’s Talk About Women, in 1964. In 1974 Scola enjoyed international success with We All Loved Each Other So Much (C’eravamo tanto amati), a wide fresco of post-World War II Italy life and politics, dedicated to fellow director Vittorio De Sica. In 1976 he won the Prix de la mise en scène at Cannes Film Festival for Brutti, sporchi e cattivi. Since then Ettore Scola has made several successful films, including A Special Day (1977), That Night In Varennes (1982), What Time Is It? (1989) and Captain Fracassa’s Journey (1990). Ettore Scola has directed close to 40 films in some 40 years, and he is still active. His film Passione d’amore, adapted from a nineteenth-century novel, was adapted by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine into the award-winning musical Passion.
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www.arowanafilms.com From Sucker Free City to Watchmen An Afternoon with Screenwriter Alex Tse March 14, 2009 3:30 PM HOTEL KABUKI, San Francisco One of the most sought-after young screenwriters in Hollywood, San Francisco native Alex Tse has, in just a few short years, risen through its ranks to pen one of the year’s most anticipated films, DC Comics’ THE WATCHMEN. In this intimate session, Tse, in conversation with friend and fellow filmmaker Spencer Nakasako, will delve into the world of writing for the screen: his unorthodox route through Hollywood, the inspirations for his creativity and the pressures of adapting one of the most beloved graphics novels of all time. A graduate of Emerson College, Tse’s first feature script, 87 FLEER, set in The City’s Richmond District, was bought by Showtime (though not yet produced), opening the door to a more ambitious project that eventually became the television movie SUCKA FREE CITY (2004), directed by Spike Lee. A gritty and incisive sociological portrait of San Francisco, CITY won accolades for its distinctive and authentic voice, and propelled Tse to his most recent project, THE WATCHMEN, directed by Zack Snyder (300). Spencer Nakasako is a San Francisco-based filmmaker whose works include the acclaimed documentary trilogy: AKA DON BONUS, KELLY LOVES TONY, and REFUGEE. Sponsored with the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco Special Thanks to Evan Leong www.asianamericanmedia.org www.ccc.org www.arowanafilms.com
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