Archive | September, 2014

TRICE is one step closer to becoming a reality

29 Sep


John Arends (’77 journalism) has devoted much of his life to telling the Jack Trice story. And now it’s one step closer to getting the national attention it deserves.

We profiled John as part of the VISIONS Across America project back in September 2012. Since then I’ve eagerly followed his progress toward getting his Jack Trice movie screenplay produced.

Just last week it was announced that John was chosen as one of six screenwriters to travel to Las Vegas for the second-annual Black List Screenwriters Lab. Hosted by Tony Hsieh’s Las Vegas Downtown Project, the lab is a week-long intensive workshop with professional mentors focused on elevating the writers’ work and preparing them for the “realities of life” in the profession.

The Black List is an online community where moviemakers find scripts to make and writers to write them … and where screenwriters find moviemakers to make their scripts and employ them. John says Trice has been trending on the Black List website for more than a year.