STRONG _____ LEAD "Holiday Movie Hack" SCENE NIGHT (& Fireside Chat)
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About the Event
Holiday movies have historically lacked representation, but Tisch Represents thinks it is time that changes! Join us for an evening of virtual readings of holiday-inspired scenes, written by underrepresented writers and featuring a strong underrepresented lead character, followed by a fireside chat with television and screenwriter Zac Hug (whose credits include the Road to Christmas, Jingle Around the Clock and the Christmas in Evergreen series). This event is FREE and will be held over Zoom.
Saturday, Decemeber 19th @ 6pm PT
Gayer Than Christmas by Elyse Endick
Guess Who's Coming To Kwa-Hanukkah-Mas? by Kimba Henderson
Naomi Loves Christmas by Drew Lederman
The Yuletide Isn't The Only Thing That's Gay by Michelle Merring
Christmas Pageant King & Queen by Helen K. Thomas
Christmas With a Twist by Gina Young
Zac Hug (Drama '98) is a television writer, playwright and essayist. With a BFA in Theatre from NYU, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, Zac spent many years as a Digital Media Executive for Bravo, The View, and ABC Family (now Freeform), before becoming a TV writer on Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) and Shadowhunters (Freeform). Most recently he’s written several Movies of the Week for Hallmark, including Road to Christmas, Jingle Around the Clock and the Christmas in Evergreen series. His plays have been produced by the New York Fringe Festival and the Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop. Zac has also written the award winning web series THESE PEOPLE, and the Outfest short Lazy Sunday with collaborator Jim Rash. He teaches Television Writing at UCLA Extension, DePaul University, and The University of British Columbia Optional Residency Masters Program. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner Dan and is definitely adopting a dog.