Guest Contributors to the SydField.com Blog and Articles
WRITER, PRODUCER, AUTHOR
Ms. Woods began writing when, as a struggling actress in New York, she couldn’t find suitable audition material for women of color. This led her to write a book of audition monologues, Something for Everyone (50 Original Monologues). The book was initially self-published and is now published by renowned theatrical play publisher, Samuel French, Inc.
WRITER, TEACHER, EDITOR, CONSULTANT
Ms. Goodhartz is a multi-award-nominated screenwriter who started her career as a TV Academy Summer Intern, where she learned that most of the people with producer credits on her favorite shows were also writers. Ms. Goodhartz then spent six years in the Corporate Communications Department of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., which transferred her from NY to LA to run the West Coast office of that department. She’ll always be grateful for the world-class training she received, which has been invaluable at every job she’s had since. Ms. Goodhartz scratched out her first two TV specs during holiday breaks while at Columbia, relying on the newest screenwriting guide then available: The Screenwriters Workbook by Syd Field.
SCREENWRITER, ACTOR, DIRECTOR & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE LOS ANGELES PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY
Artistic Director, Natalia Lazarus is at the helm of The Promenade Playhouse and it’s subsidiaries: Promenade Conservatory, now LA Performing Arts Conservatory, a degree granting University. 3rd Street Comedy, The Promenade Players Theatre Company, and the Creative Keys to Success Series, the Acting, Writing, Directing and Personal Growth technique that she created and developed.
SCREENWRITER & VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Jim came to Los Angeles in 1979 as an artist, animator and musician. He began his career in computer graphics at a small start-up company in 1985 in Pasadena, CA, while simultaneously attending The Art Center College of Design. He worked hard, learning the engineering side of the craft over the next several years while garnering his first television, location-based entertainment and feature film credits in the 1980s. In 1987, after helping a friend writing the ending of her film, he started writing his first screenplay.