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Genre Smash! with Guardians of the Galaxy Writer Nicole Perlman

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On August 1, Marvel Studios is releasing one of their biggest gambles yet: An ensemble science fiction comedy based on a series of comics relatively few people have ever heard of. Oh, and it’s called GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, which might end upbeing a little confusing for some people. But with an intense marketing campaign, Marvel’s proven formula for success, and the dedication of fans around the world, the movie already has a ton of positive buzz.

But it gets better. Do you know how many women are writing big superhero and science fiction movies these days? If your answer was a really low number, you’re probably still overestimating. The imbalance between male and female screenwriters is even more pronounced when it comes to the big summer movies. Which is why it’s so awesome that the GUARDIANS story was developed and co-written by Nicole Perlman, a first-time screenwriter.

Nicole joins us at the Nerdmelt Showroom to talk about working in Marvel’s writing program, developing a story based on a little-known comic series, and writing dialogue for a gun-toting raccoon. Get hooked on a feeling – reserve a seat today.

Earlier Event: July 15
Genre Smash! with Ben Edlund
Later Event: August 20
Sublime Primetime 2014