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A native of Pittsburgh, PA, MATT R. LOHR is an award-winning screenwriter, essayist and critic. He holds an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University in Orange, CA, where he first met Dan O’Bannon and agreed to work with him on this book. He is also a regular book critic for JazzTimes Magazine, and his views on contemporary and classic cinema can be found on his blog, “The Movie Zombie” (themoviezombie.blogspot.com).
Matt is also the host of the forthcoming Dan O’Bannon Writing Workshops™, which will bring a hands-on presentation of Dan’s “dynamic structure” screenplay system to seminars, pitchfests and industry events worldwide. More information on these events, and on all upcoming projects and programs relating to Dan’s works and teac
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Matt R. Lohr Music. Music is my chief creative engine, so I will spend a lot of time engaging with compositions and artists whose work captures the mood of the…moreMusic. Music is my chief creative engine, so I will spend a lot of time engaging with compositions and artists whose work captures the mood of the piece in question. Images and ideas come almost naturally when I do this. (less)
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I'm not gonna say that writing is anywhere near as painful as bashing yourself in the skull with a hammer. But there's nothing that feels quite as good as the buzz you get after a good session. Re-reading the words and knowing you got it right; the racing of your mind as you figure what's coming next...it's intoxicating. (less)
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THE ZOMBIE SPEAKS!: A VODCAST ON "ALIEN: COVENANT"!


This week saw the release of Alien: Covenant, the latest film in the long-running sci-fi / horror franchise spawned from the mind of the late, great Dan O'Bannon, whose credits also include Total Recall, The Return of the Living Dead, and a number of other indelible genre titles. In the interests of trying something new, as the co-author of Dan O'Bannon's Guide to Screenplay Structure, I thoug... Read more of this blog post »
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