AWD & Shoot ‘Em Up – Part Two

Thursday, August 23rd – 8pm-10pm
El Cid — 4212 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles 90029
Event is FREE


Experience part II of a three-night filmmaking evolution from story to script to screen. This month: The Script.

Six members of Alliance of Women Directors — Shilpa MankikarDonna Wheeler, Sarah BullionJulia Camara, C.M. Landrus, and Shea E. Butler — have penned short scripts inspired by last month’s storytelling event where AWD members took to the stage and shared personal true stories. Join us at El Cid on Thursday, August 23rd, for a night of live readings and meet and mingle with AWD members.

Watch the stories from Part One: The Story that inspired the scripts for Part Two:

CHRISTIANNA CARMINE‘s story will be turned into a script by SHEA BUTLER

ELAINE STRUTZ‘s true story will serve as inspiration for JULIA CAMARA‘s script

MYLISSA FITZSIMMONS‘s tale will be adapted into a short script by SHILPA MANKIKAR

CATHY LYNN YONEK‘s true story will be transformed into a script by DONNA WHEELER

KIMBERLY JENTZEN‘s story will become a script written by CM LANDRUS

UZMA KANG‘s tale will serve to inspire SARAH BULLION‘s script


Shoot ‘Em Up is a Los Angeles based show produced by Gary Buchler (Los Angeles producer of The Moth) and Monte LaMonte (All the Feels, Monte Eats) that explores the evolution of a story, to a script, to a film & takes place over three events during a two-month period.

Starting out with a night of storytelling, 6 storytellers tell true stories from their lives. Those stories are then given to screenwriters who have a month to create a short screenplay (5-6 pages) inspired by the story they are assigned. We come back a month later and have a live read of the screenplays. The screenplays are then given to filmmakers who have a month to shoot a short inspired by the screenplays. And for one last time we come together again and screen the shorts inspired by the screenplays (inspired by the stories).

It’s one amazing game of cinematic telephone!

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Founded in 1997, Alliance of Women Directors is a collective of professional directors who have banded together to address film industry inequality and support one another’s career advancement. It is vital that stories are told from all perspectives, and AWD is dedicated to creating opportunity for women’s voices in our industry. The organization fosters a community that advances the art, craft, and visibility of women directors in all genres and mediums. Focused on providing education and professional support for members in the form of hands-on craft enrichment and mentorship, the AWD community is tireless in its advocacy efforts to increase opportunities for all.


About Alliance of Women Directors

Alliance of Women Directors fosters a community of professionals to advance the art, craft and visibility of women directors in film, television, & new media.

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