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Date of Event: 22-May-2020 -

Time of Event: 22:00

Location of Event: Online

” Tallat” is a series of virtual sessions initiated by the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) with the aim of connecting filmmakers and those interested in the movie industry with film professionals and experts. This initiative comes as part of the RFC’s commitment to provide its services and activities during confinement. The sessions are organized through Zoom meetings.

Our next session of “Tallat” is with the American scriptwriter Jill Goldsmith to discuss character development.

About Jill Goldsmith

Jill Goldsmith is a writer and producer for television, with credits on many Emmy-winning series, including NYPD Blue, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Law & Order, Boston Legal, and also Rizzoli & Isles. Currently in development with a project at Universal, she was previously the showrunner and executive producer for a one-hour drama in development at BET. Goldsmith was also a finalist for the Humanitas Prize for an episode of Boston Legal, and has sold pilots to ABC, NBC, and Universal. She has been a featured speaker at many conferences and writing programs and has appeared on C-Span Close Up, CBS News, and CNN.

Goldsmith received an MFA in Screenwriting from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and is a professor in the MFA programs at UCLA and USC, where she teaches Writing Television Drama Scripts, Developing Drama Series, and Running the Television Drama Room. She is a contributing author to the book, Lawyers in Your Living Room! Law On Television, published in 2009, in which she wrote the chapter entitled, Writing for Television: From Courtroom to Writers’ Room.

Prior to writing for television, Goldsmith spent seven years as a Public Defender in the Juvenile and Felony Trial Divisions of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office in Chicago, Illinois, where she represented indigent clients in all aspects of felony cases, from arraignment through sentencing. She has first-chaired over 400 trials. She also served an internship with U.S. Senator Paul Simon on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Session’s Language: English.

Session’s duration: One hour.

Date and time: Friday May 22nd 10:00 pm (Amman time).

To apply please go to the following link and fill out the form

Note: deadline for applications is on Wednesday May 20th at 1:00 pm.