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Interview: C. Wrenn Ball – Katie Wright | 2018 January Screenwriters Lab

Interview: C. Wrenn Ball – Katie Wright | 2018 January Screenwriters Lab

Last January I sat down with USC grad C. Wrenn Ball and his debut project which comes with some definite hype as it received the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. I was curious about his background and rapport with film, the particularities of what is an ambitious turn of the 19th century portrait might look like in terms of research, on paper and on the big screen and the merging of gender and family dynamics with the first baby steps of aviation. Katie Wright‘s logline reads like this: just as the Wright Brothers are about to capitalize on the invention of their airplane, Orville is badly injured in a public crash, and sister Katie unexpectedly emerges to lead their business. Fighting resistance from businessmen, society, and even her own brothers, she strives to keep the family together and claim her place as part of their legacy. Based on the forgotten true story.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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