Festival Details - "SDSCPA Mainstage Hub Salon Series: Chris LaMont, Cinematic Arts and the Film Industry, an Online Event"...
Chris LaMont is an independent filmmaker who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University and dreamed of being a filmmaker since fourth grade. He has been a writer, director and producer on such independent film projects as The Best Movie Ever Made, Writer’s Block, Film Club, 14 Days in America, Netherbeast Incorporated, My Apocalypse, The Graves, Justice Served, Postmarked and Rhea.
As a WGA screenwriter, his work with writing partner Joe Russo has led to such industry awards as a Top Ten Finalist in the 2015 Final Draft Big Break contest with their script Road Rage, named in 2016 as one of the “Top 100 New Writers in Hollywood” by the Tracking Board, two scripts named to the annual industry Hit List, and their scripts Soul Mates, The Red Pill, and The Last Will & Testament of Charles Abernathy were named to the Industry Hit List in three consecutive years (2016-18), the only screenwriters to do that in the list’s history.
Besides their optioned scripts, their feature screenplay The Au Pair Nightmare was shot and released on the Lifetime Network in Spring 2020 and their action-thriller script Hard Kill starring Bruce Willis will be released theatrically and VOD in late 2020. He is currenly represented by The Gersh Agency and Fictional Entity Management.
He is also a founder of the Phoenix Film Festival and Phoenix Film Foundation, served as both Chairman of the Board and the President and currently serves as the President of the National Advisory Board. He also founded the Phoenix Film Society and the local chapter of the national filmmaker organization IFP – Phoenix (Independent Filmmaker Project). He also co-founded the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival and the Arizona Student Film Festival.
He has taught at ASU in the newly-named New American Film School since 2004, produced hundreds of marketing, educational and promotional projects through his own freelance company, wrote Great Comedy Films: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Funny Movies and loves spending time writing bios of himself.
This event was made possible by Friends of SCPA, a charitable organization, and its donors. There is no charge for this event.
Visit www.sdscpamainstage.com to learn more about the SDSCPA Mainstage Hub and the Salon Series.
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