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NOPL Screenwriting Series

NOVAC is proud to partner with the New Orleans Public Libraries on our Screenwriting Series. Sponsored by Final Draft, this free, rotating lecture series is a collection of one and a half hour screenwriting seminars designed to cover an aspect of the craft while simultaneously engaging the members and patrons of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL). These workshops and lectures will cater to both the novice screenwriter as well as the film enthusiast. Learn more about our next class below.

TABLE READ: Ephron, Chaefsky, Schrader | Thursday August 7
New Orleans Public Library | 219 Loyola Avenue

WHEN: Thursday August 7 | 5:30 - 7PM
WHERE: New Orleans Public Library | 219 Loyola Avenue

TELL ME ABOUT IT: Join NOVAC and Ashley Charbonnet for the final installment of the Screenwriting Series for a table read of works by Ephron, Chaefsky, and Schrader.


Ashley Charbonnet is a writer / director, currently in development on the feature film, The Price of Flowers, and was thrilled to have been selected as a 2012 IFP Emerging Narrative Fellow at the esteemed Project Forum with that film. The Price of Flowers was also selected as one of 5 screenplays performed at the 2012 SAG Indie's Emerging Narrative Reading Series at Lincoln Center's Walter Read Theater and was a quarterfinalist in the 2013 Cinestory Screenplay Competition. Ashley is also in development on the television series Mahogany Hall, currently under option by Under the Stairs Entertainment and was a finalist and runner-up in the Script Chix Pilot launch with the series. Ashley holds an MFA in film from Columbia University in New York where she wrote two feature screenplays and wrote and directed a variety of short films including her thesis film, The Price of Flowers, which made its international premiere at the 29th Annual Vancouver Film Festival, received honors at the Topanga Film Festival in California and was an official selection at a variety of other festivals world-wide. She later returned to her home town of New Orleans in the summer of 2010 where she served as Director of Programs for NOVAC for four years. Ashley also serves the New Orleans film community as a member of the board of directors of the New Orleans Film Society and Film Festival. You can follow her @apcharbonnet.



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