Trina Calderon, Character Development and Screenwriter, Down for Life, Offers Master Class

Mexican American Cultural Center, Black Box Theater
Thurs. April 28th 4:00 PM

A Latina screenwriter, in the current US film industry, is rare. Maybe not as rare as it was 20 years ago, but most of the films at the theater don’t have many Latina filmmakers in the credits. It remains the case that the business does not offer Latinas many of the same opportunities that men making action or thriller films seem to get. Join Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) member Trina Calderon as she discusses her work on the film Down for Life (Dir. Alan Jacobs), for which she was hired to develop a script based on a true story of gang life and death in South Central Los Angeles. Down for Life is Trina’s first screenplay to be produced, and she considers herself lucky that she was able to write a Latina story.

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