The Cinema Squad is very excited to welcome a new special guest for Episode #59:
Screenwriter & Author GARY WHITTA!! Let’s meet him:
Gary Whitta (@garywhitta)
GARY WHITTA is the former Editor-in-Chief of PC Gamer magazine and now an award-winning screenwriter best known for the explosive post-apocalyptic thriller The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington, and as co-writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He also co-wrote the Will Smith sci-fi adventure After Earth, and was writer and story consultant on Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, for which he was the co-recipient of a BAFTA award for Best Story.
Most recently he served as writer on the animated TV series Star Wars Rebels. He also wrote the film adaptations of the Mark Millar comic Starlight and David Petersen’s Mouse Guard for 20th Century Fox, and the David Fisher book The War Magician for StudioCanal and Benedict Cumberbatch. His first novel, Abomination, is now available, and his original comic series Oliver arrives via Image Comics in 2017.
Born and raised in London, England, Gary currently lives with his wife and daughter in San Francisco.
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As for the rest of the Cinema Squad, we have the usual suspects:
Sean Wathen – Creator & Moderator (@Cinema_Squad)
Sean Wathen is a screenwriter from Louisville, Kentucky who moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to pursue a writing career. While working in production offices such as “House, MD,” “24,” & MTV Studios, Sean pursued his love of writing. In 2016 his screenplays “Iron Dragon” & “Timegate” were optioned to Fotocomics Productions, and his contained horror/thriller script “The Gotham Hotel” was optioned to Anacapa Pictures. In 2015, his screenplay “The Field” was optioned to Dune Entertainment & Stormchaser Films, his screenplay “ALICE” was optioned to Array Pictures, and his screenplay “Second Shot” was optioned to Status Media & Entertainment. In 2014, he was named on Tracking Board’s ‘Young & Hungry List – Top 100 Writers on the Verge,” and he was hired to adapt graphic novels for State & Cabrillo Productions, Inc. as well as Solipsist Films.
Skye Wathen – Show Host (@1blueskye)
Skye Wathen has been working in production for both television and film since 2006. Her credits include “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” “The Revenant,” “Moneyball,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “12 Deadly Days” for Youtube Red, “The New Edition Story” for BET, and “Taskmaster” for Comedy Central. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Skye’s love of all thing Hollywood began at a very young age. She enjoys all things nerdy and crafty and is the proud fur-mom to Bruce, a shar pei mix puppy.
Joshua Douglass – Recurring Panelist (@JoshDouglass)
Josh Douglass is originally from the Washington D.C. area and has been working in entertainment in Los Angeles for the past decade. He is a producer on various unscripted shows such as “Celebrity Apprentice,” “American Dream Builders,” “Top Shot,” “Food Fighters,” “Stars Earn Stripes,” “Expedition Impossible,” “Great American Road Trip,” and “Alaska The Last Frontier.” Although he works primarily in unscripted television, he has had a deep love of all things film since seeing Star Wars at the age of four. When he’s not working, he’s at the movies, watching Netflix, reading comics, writing, hiking, and stuffing his face at new restaurants around town.
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