Guillermo Arriaga, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of such hits as AMORES PERROS, BABEL, 21 GRAMS and more, comes to Los Angeles the weekend of June 9-10, 2012 to teach a very special 2-day class on screenwriting.
Trade magazine VARIETY reports, "Arriaga, best known for his trilogy of screenplays, 'Amores Perros,' '21 Grams' and 'Babel,' which catapulted him and former directing partner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu onto the international stage 12 years ago, is also a mentor: He has spent nearly 30 years teaching screenwriting at universities while continuing to write novels, direct documentories and produce radio and television shows."
Arriaga added, "My parents always told me that teaching was a way to improve on the world we find." Heeding their advice, he launched screenwriting master classes in August last year, which have taken him to Mexico City, London, Santiago de Chile, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo. He will hold a master class in Los Angeles June 9-10.
In his master class, Arriaga presents the array of creative writing problems he has faced in his past films, and how he resolved them. "I guess my advantage over other mentors is that I can present and analyze my own body of work," he says.
The class is limited to only 200 attendees, and will be held at the Westin Hotel at LAX.