Glenn Gers has been a professional screen-and-television writer for 25 years.
He has worked in a confusingly-diverse array of genres and formats, including courtroom thriller (FRACTURE, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling), caper-comedy (MAD MONEY, directed by Callie Khouri, starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Ted Danson and Katie Holmes), family Christmas comedy (OFF SEASON, directed by Bruce Davison and starring Hume Cronyn, Sherilynn Fenn and Adam Arkin), micro-budget horror (INNER DEMONS), sitcom (INSTANT MOM staffff writer) and an Audible.com halfhour original spinoffff from the series HOMELAND, read by Damien Lewis.
His credits as a writer/director include LIKE.SHARE.FOLLOW, (a romantic thriller produced by Blumhouse & Divide/Conquer, starring Keiynan Lonsdale) and DISFIGURED (a micro-budget comedy/drama about an unexpected friendship between two women: one obese, the other anorexic.)
Awards for his work include an Emmy, a special award from the Women’s Film Critic’s Circle, nominations from the Writer’s Guild and PRISM Awards, multiple fifilm festival prizes and a Fellowship Grant in Screenwriting from the New York Foundation For The Arts.
As a teacher, Gers has lectured or mentored at The Austin Film Festival/Screenwriting Conference, Full Sail University, Cinestory, The David Lynch MFA Program, and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. His essay, “Go Ask Rosenkrantz” is included in Write Now! Screenwriting, published by Tarcher/Penguin.
He teaches and coaches at his site, WRITINGFORSCREENS.COM and is offering free lessons and livestream coaching at the YouTube channel Writing For Screens.
Glenn Gers is appearing at the following sessions:
With 25 years of TV (Cybill, Becker) and movie (Fracture, Disfigured, this year’s Zorro) writing experience backing him up, Glenn Gers has questions… Now your script needs to have the answers.