INSIDER KNOWLEDGE – Meg LeFauve
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Meg LeFauve (Captain Marvel, Inside Out) will share her insights with writer/actor Susie Youssef (Rosehaven, The Project). Meg will focus on how her producing background has influenced her ability to write complex, yet universally relatable, characters in incredible worlds.
Thursday 17th September.
Nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar for the Pixar blockbuster Inside Out, Meg LeFauve won an Annie Award for that screenplay. She also wrote Pixar’s Golden Globe nominated The Good Dinosaur. LeFauve is currently writing a series for Hulu and for Netflix she is writing the animated film My Father’s Dragon, to be created by Cartoon Saloon. She also wrote on Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel.
LeFauve began her film career as a producer and President of Egg Pictures, Jodie Foster’s film company. During that time, LeFauve produced films which were nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and was awarded a Peabody for the Showtime film, The Baby Dance. LeFauve also produced The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys which won the 2003 IFP Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
LeFauve has been a consultant to Screen New South Wales and Screen Australia and has been a mentor at many writing labs, including Cinestory Script Sessions, the Meryl Streep lab, and the Sundance Creative Producer Lab. LeFauve has taught at AFI and served as co-chair of the Graduate Producers Program at UCLA’s School of Film and Television, where she taught master level story and development classes for over seven years.
Raised in Warren, OH, LeFauve graduated from the Syracuse University Newhouse School and currently lives in Studio City, CA with her husband and two sons.
Moderator – Susie Yousef
Comedian, actor, writer and improviser. She has written, performed and produced comedy for stage, radio and television in Australia and around the world. Credits include co-hosting The Project, No Activity, Squinters, and Rosehaven. She has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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