Guest Speakers

June 1

Eric Collins a story editor originally from the Village in New York City, and is the offspring of a Libertarian beatnik and a Midwest hippie. A graduate of the Université Paris Diderot, at alternate times Collins has worked as a film translator & subtitler, a director of video games, series, and documentaries, a journalist, and a feature-film screenwriter. As a script advisor, he worked for many organizations, including the Motion Picture Association, French Foreign Affairs, British Film Fund, éQuinoxe, where he served as a board member and handled selection, and, most recently, Sources2 (Media). Collins has written a half dozen released feature films out of two dozen nonreleased films, and would say his current batting average is 6/24. Some of his screenwriting credits include The Prince of the Pacific (dir. Alain Corneau), Hanuman (dir. Frédéric Fougea), And Now Ladies and Gentlemen (dir. Claude Lelouch), and The Forbidden Chapter (dir. Fariborz Kamkari). Being an old horse, he has been awarded a series of prize ribbons: he is the ex-Vice-President of the French Screenwriters' Guild (la Guilde), treasurer of the European Screenwriters' Federation, and President of the International European Screenwriters' Festival in Strasbourg.