Reel Montclair, the film conversation series created by the Film Institute at Montclair State, has partnered with the Writer’s Guild of America, East to present Dialogue with the Screenwriter. This monthly, in-depth discussion series will feature writers working in film and TV today, from award-winning, seasoned scribes to newvoices in cinematic storytelling.

The Dialogue with the Screenwriter series will probe, analyze, study, explore, and most of all, celebrate the art and craft of visual storytelling.


The first disccusion is on Monday, Oct. 2 with Screenwriter George Pelecanos, at 7:30 p.m. Pelecanos is a novelist and TV writer of HBO's current series "The Deuce," as well as older series' "The Wire" and "Treme."   He was a writer and co-producer on the World War II miniseries "The Pacific," produced by Steven Spielberg, and worked as a writer and Executive Producer on the HBO series Treme. Pelecanos has also published 20 novels set in and around Washington, D.C. and has been called "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world" by Esquire Magazine.

All dates for the discussion series are free and open to the general public.

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