10 2015

Oscar Night at the Summit

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

The Summit at Brighton 2000 Summit Circle
Rochester, NY

Jeff Ureles will discuss:  Censorship in the film industry.

A member of the Screenwriters Guild of America East since selling his first screenplay in 1981, Jeff Ureles has been teaching, writing about and making films for years. He earned his MFA in Film Studies from Syracuse University, taught at SU, Onondaga Community College and RIT. He created the first screenwriting course for Writer’s & Books, has led numerous screenwriting seminars and created the first film appreciation course for Auburn State Correctional Facility State Prison. From 1987-1989 he and his writing partner, Jerry Stoeffhaas, served as the in-house film critics for the Little Theater, running a weekly film forum and discussion after every opening night feature. In 1989 they co-directed, co-wrote and co-produced (along with William Coppard) the feature length CHEAP SHOTS. CHEAP SHOTS went on to play numerous European film venues, including the British Film Festival and was selected for the 1990 Sundance Film Festival. The film was also honored as one of eight pictures for The Best of Sundance world film tour. It was eventually sold to Hemdale Pictures.