Events

Events

Upcoming

Q&A Chat

Date: Dec 9, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM (PST)

Elan Mastai is currently a writer and supervising producer on the Emmy-winning hit TV series THIS IS US. He won the Canadian Screen Award and the WGC Award for his screenplay for THE F WORD (released in the US as WHAT IF), starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, and Mackenzie Davis. It premiered at TIFF prior to its theatrical release in over 30 countries. He’s written four other features, including THE SAMARITAN, starring Samuel L Jackson, Ruth Negga, and Tom Wilkinson, and has written movies for Paramount, Sony, Fox, Fox-Searchlight, and Warner Brothers. His award-winning debut novel, ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS, has been translated into 24 languages. Elan was born in Vancouver and lives in Toronto and Los Angeles.

Jennica Harper, writer and Executive Producer of the hit show JANN will moderate.

 

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