LMU’s School of Film and Television will virtually welcome acclaimed screenwriter Tarell McCraney to its SFTV in Conversation series next Friday, November 13 at 4pm. The LMU community is invited to join McCraney, Academy-Award winner for Best Adapted Screenplay (Moonlight), Executive Producer (David Makes Man), screenwriter (High Flying Bird) in conversation with LMU Screenwriting Professor John Strauss. A Q&A will follow the event.
Tarell Alvin McCraney is an acclaimed writer. His script In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue is the basis for the Oscar-winning film Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, for which McCraney and Jenkins won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. McCraney is currently working on the second season of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s critically-acclaimed, Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey executive produced drama series, David Makes Man, for which the first season received a Peabody Award, Critic’s Choice Award, and Gotham Award while also maintaining 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
He also wrote the film High Flying Bird which premiered on Netflix directed by Steven Soderbergh. McCraney’s plays include Ms. Blakk For President (co-written with Tina Landau), The Brother/Sister Plays trilogy, Head of Passes, Wig Wig Out! and Choir Boy which was nominated for four Tony Awards.
McCraney is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, the Whiting Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, the Evening Standard Award, the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Windham Campbell Award, and a USA Artist Award.
The event is open to the LMU community, register here.