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Marilyn Beker - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Marilyn Beker Marilyn Beker

Professor of Screenwriting | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

School of Film and Television

Biography

Marilyn is a tenured full Professor of Screenwriting in the School of Film and Television. She’s written extensively for all forms of media and speaks internationally on ethics, activist filmmaking and screenwriting. She is also a print magazine journalist, writing humor pieces, columns, and features for international publications, and blogs for the Huffington Post.

She began her career as news and entertainment reporter and feature writer, working for The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. After receiving her graduate degree from Concordia University in Montreal, she became the film critic for The Montreal Gazette.

In Toronto, Canada, she headed her own film company where she produced and directed documentary films. She performed as a commentator and critic on network radio and as an interviewer, talk show guest and comedienne on Canadian local and national television and radio. Marilyn is a member of the Writers' Guild of America (West) and has written numerous comedy feature-length screenplays, a mini-series about World Hunger for Columbia Pictures Television and dramatic short films championing diversity and multiculturalism. One of the films, Home Free, won national and international awards. She also produced, directed and wrote Home Girls, an independent short documentary about inner city Latinas who reject gang life. To make the film, she won a highly competitive grant from The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation.

Education (2)

Concordia University: MA, Graduate Studies

University of Toronto : BA, Undergraduate Studies

Areas of Expertise (3)

Feature Screenwriting Ethics for Screenwriters and Film Makers Social Issue Screenwriting

Industry Expertise (7)

Education/Learning Research Training and Development Entertainment Writing and Editing Media Production Women

Accomplishments (4)

Visionary Leader in Education Award from Shorts International (professional)

2016-08-18

Winner of first Visionary Leader in Education award from Shorts Hd and Shorts International for work with short film.

Screenwriting With A Conscience: Ethics for Screenwriters (professional)

2016-08-18

Published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (now Routledge Press

The Screenwriter Activist: Writing Social Issue Movies (personal)

2016-08-18

Published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

Write to Shoot: Writing Short Films for Production (personal)

2016-08-18

To be published by Focal Press (Routledge/Taylor and Francis)

Articles (1)

Dare to Dream: Write Anyway The Writer's Store Website

2016-08-18

An inspirational article urging writers to write!

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