Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday, May 12: The Script-a-Thon Creator Anne Norda

Screenwriters Association
of Santa Barbara


Filmmaker & Creator of The Script-a-Thon

Anne Norda

Thursday, May 12, 7 pm

Karpeles Manscript Library
21 West Anapamu Street
Downtown Santa Barbara
FREE and open to everyone!

Anne Norda is a filmmaker and photographer. Her debut feature film, Red is the Color of with Irina Bjorklund (The American) which she wrote, directed and produced won “Best Feature Film” at both the La Femme Film Festival and the Oxford International Festival, garnered international distribution and is available on Netflix. She studied photography and filmmaking at the Parsons School of Design in Paris and New York and was a Fulbright scholar. Hard to Love, a comedy short she wrote and directed, is on the festival route.

Anne is preparing to direct her second feature film, the comedy/horror Stop, I’m Not Dead Yet! The concept trailer for the project recently won The Bleedfest’s Inana Award. She is a freelance writer for MovieMaker Magazine, has a blog on their online edition, and teaches an ongoing creative writing workshop called “The Write Brain Workshop.” Anne is the creator and co-director of The Script-a-thon, a national screenwriting competition. She is a published poet and a produced playwright, collaborating on her first musical theater piece, Trouble, with Broadway actors, Stephan Stubbins (Mary Poppins) and Arielle Jacobs (In the Heights). Anne holds both a Finnish (E.U.) and US citizenship.

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