Loren-Paul Caplin

Subjects: Intro to Screenwriting, Screenwriting : Dialogue

Loren-Paul Caplin has written film scripts for many of the major studios, Hollywood producers and Independent producers, including Laura Ziskin, Joe Roth, Robert Harris, Ben Barenholtz, and Ira Deutchman.  His feature film, The Lucky Ones, that he wrote/directed, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2003 (and distributed on DVD 2005) and his short film, The History of the World in 8 Minutes, premiered at the New Directors/New Films Festival.  Battle in the Erogenous Zone, that he co-wrote with John Drimmer, was on Showtime.  His plays Sunday’s Child and Men in the Kitchen were produced at the Long Wharf Theater; A Subject of Childhood was produced at the WPA; The Presidents (co-written with Ron Nessen, Press Secretary to President Gerald Ford) played on PBS for a year and toured nationally.  His poems have appeared in various publications including The Paris Review and Rolling Stone Magazine.  He teaches screenwriting at Columbia University & NYU/Tisch Department of Dramatic Writing and at The New School and Hofstra University.  He writes a biweekly column for Made Man (http://www.mademan.com/author/loren-paul-caplin/ ) and blogs about religion and popular culture for the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lorenpaul-caplin/ ).