Event Title

From Page to Screen: A Panel Discussion

Location

Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

Event Website

http://library.case.edu/ksl/events

Start Date

9-27-2013 1:30 PM

End Date

9-27-2013 2:30 PM

Cost to Attend

Free

Pre-registration required?

No

Event Type

Lecture

Description

Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University will host a special presentation to celebrate books that have been translated to film. A distinguished panel will discuss the nuts-and-bolts of making a book suitable for film adaptation.

• Michael Heaton is a columnist, author, critic and screenwriter who has worked at the Plain Dealer for 25 years. Heaton is the author of two books of his collected columns and magazine stories, and has coauthored a biography of talk show host Mike Douglas, and the New York Times bestselling memoir of his sister, actress Patricia Heaton, Motherhood and Hollywood. Last year he wrote his first film for the Hallmark Channel called The Christmas Heart, which aired in December. Currently, Heaton is at work on a screenplay about the late Plain Dealer rock critic, Jane Scott, entitled Sweet Jane.

• John Orlock is a Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor of Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. His plays have been produced at several major regional theaters and his screenplay, The End-of-Summer Guest – about Anne & Charles Lindbergh and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – was awarded third place prize in the 2009 American Screenwriters Association International Screenplay Competition.

• Brad Ricca earned his Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University where he currently is a SAGES Fellow. He is the author of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster — The Creators of Superman (St. Martin's, 2013) and American Mastodon, a book of poetry, which won the St. Lawrence Book Award. Ricca’s film Last Son won a 2010 Silver Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival.

• Robert Spadoni (Moderator) is the author of Uncanny Bodies: The Coming of Sound Film and the Origins of the Horror Genre (University of California Press, 2007), A Pocket Guide to Analyzing Films (California, forthcoming), and various articles, most of them about horror films. Spadoni is currently an Associate Professor in Film Studies at Case Western Reserve University.

A book signing will immediately follow the discussion in the Research Commons (KSL, 2nd Floor). This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

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From Page to Screen: A Panel Discussion

Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University will host a special presentation to celebrate books that have been translated to film. A distinguished panel will discuss the nuts-and-bolts of making a book suitable for film adaptation.

• Michael Heaton is a columnist, author, critic and screenwriter who has worked at the Plain Dealer for 25 years. Heaton is the author of two books of his collected columns and magazine stories, and has coauthored a biography of talk show host Mike Douglas, and the New York Times bestselling memoir of his sister, actress Patricia Heaton, Motherhood and Hollywood. Last year he wrote his first film for the Hallmark Channel called The Christmas Heart, which aired in December. Currently, Heaton is at work on a screenplay about the late Plain Dealer rock critic, Jane Scott, entitled Sweet Jane.

• John Orlock is a Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor of Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. His plays have been produced at several major regional theaters and his screenplay, The End-of-Summer Guest – about Anne & Charles Lindbergh and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – was awarded third place prize in the 2009 American Screenwriters Association International Screenplay Competition.

• Brad Ricca earned his Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University where he currently is a SAGES Fellow. He is the author of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster — The Creators of Superman (St. Martin's, 2013) and American Mastodon, a book of poetry, which won the St. Lawrence Book Award. Ricca’s film Last Son won a 2010 Silver Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival.

• Robert Spadoni (Moderator) is the author of Uncanny Bodies: The Coming of Sound Film and the Origins of the Horror Genre (University of California Press, 2007), A Pocket Guide to Analyzing Films (California, forthcoming), and various articles, most of them about horror films. Spadoni is currently an Associate Professor in Film Studies at Case Western Reserve University.

A book signing will immediately follow the discussion in the Research Commons (KSL, 2nd Floor). This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

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