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The East Lyme Library Foundation, in conjunction with the East Lyme Public Library, will sponsor a screenwriting/film day for area students, their parents, friends and the general public on Saturday, May 19. The event will be held at the East Lyme High School auditorium from noon to 4 p.m., and admission is free.
A panel will feature writing/film professionals who grew up in the region, three from East Lyme and one from Waterford. They are: Dave Goetsch, a television comedy writer and co-executive producer for "The Big Bang Theory" and past writer and producer for "3rd Rock from the Sun"; Ben Brand, a film screenwriter known for his movie "November," who is working on scripts for Lifetime television; Chris Foster, a film editor who's been working for the last 15 years in motion picture advertising; and schedule permitting, Stephen Trask from Waterford. Trask is a musician and composer who wrote the music and lyrics for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." He has composed scores for the movies "Dreamgirls," "American Dreamz" and "Little Fockers."
Following the panel discussion and a Q&A, there will be a screening of selected films produced by area students from East Lyme, Waterford, Fitch and Stonington high schools, along with NFA, Williams and Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School. Time will be left at the end of the screenings for more questions.
For more information about the event, go to the Facebook Group Southeastern Connecticut Youth Screenwriting/Film Day or call Bob Linden, ELLF's board president, at (860) 739-4276.