Working as a professional feature film screenwriter demands an understanding of development, rewrites, genres, marketability, drafts, studios, unions, and much more. This class provides a thorough explanation of all facets of the unique business of being a professional feature film screenwriter.
**Jeffrey Reddick** _Film Screenwriter_
Jeffrey Reddick has worked in the entertainment industry for over 23 years. He spent the first 12 of those years working at New Line Cinema before rising to fame by creating the _Final Destination_ film franchise. To date, there have been four _Final Destination_ sequels, which have grossed over $650 million worldwide.
Reddick's entry in to the film industry came after watching _A Nightmare on Elm Street_ at age 14 and typing a 10-page prequel which he submitted to New Line Cinema. Though rejected, the submission started an ongoing relationship with then Chairman, Robert Shaye, and resulted in an internship at the age of 19. Reddick received a well rounded education in the entertainment industry. During his tenure at New Line Cinema, he worked in home video, development, accounting, TV and marketing.
Reddick is a member of the Writers Guild of America and has sold or optioned dozens of projects for film and television. Other credits include Lions Gate Entertainment's teen thriller_Tamara_, the remake of the George Romero classic _Day of the Dead_, USA Networks'_Return to Cabin by the Lake_. Reddick also adapted the novel _Nine_ for Constantin Film and served as a supervising producer on the TV series _Dante's Cove_.
Recently, Reddick had a supernatural TV series called _Near Death_ in development with producer Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures. Prior to that, he had an animated series, _The Guardians,_ in development at The Cartoon Network.
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