One-On-One with Writer and Co-Executive Producer Joel Anderson Thompson

Event Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 || Speaker: Joel Anderson Thompson || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

This event is with a Writer and Co-Executive Producer who will discuss a variety of topics, including: writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, script development, among other topics. See more details below.


**The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar for upcoming events.


More details:

Chicago native Joel Anderson Thompson is a writer-producer, who has sold pitches, and, as a writer, has written on Boomtown, House, Battlestar Galactica and Falling Skies. He co-created and was the showrunner for Superstition. Once on the career path to become a physician, he left medical school to attend New York University to receive an MFA in writing for film, theater and TV.  From there, Joel moved to Los Angeles and worked as a story analyst for several production companies. The production companies included Village Roadshow and Icon Productions. Joel worked many jobs in between, teaching in The Compton Unified School District to content writing for dotcoms.

After winning a writing contest, he secured an agent and landed his first writing assignment.  Joel is currently a Co-Executive Producer on the SyFy show Krypton. Between projects, Joel teaches classes on writing at UCLA Extension and at the graduate level at USC.

Twitter: Joel Thompson@JoelierThanThou



Join us on the Second Saturday every month at:

Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm

Free Street Parking!
Please remember to bring a picture ID!

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