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Miles Teller Aims To Get It Right With ‘Thank You For Your Service’

Miles Teller (Bleed for This, upcoming Only The Brave) stars in Thank You For Your Service as Adam Schumann, a returning soldier from Iraq who, along with his fellow colleagues, finds it difficult readjusting to civilian life. The piece is adapted from Pulitzer Prize winning author David Finkel’s book of the same name, and in the audio below Teller explains why “accuracy” and “authenticity” were integral to Thank You For Your Service.

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Los Angeles Film School Spotlights Oscar Nominated Scribes

 It was a film centric Monday for me, as I started the day co-hosting Behind The Lens with film critic/interviewer debbie lynn elias over at Adrenaline Radio, where we discussed the new documentaries Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of and Energizing Our World (narrated by Edward James Olmos, whom we interviewed on the show).

But the day was far from over, as I trekked to Hollywood to catch an evening discussion with this year’s Oscar nominated screenwriters. The “Q&A With Jeff Goldsmith” event took place at The Los Angeles Film School, a venue which, along with being an educational institution, also offers up free screenings and discussions for the general public.

Pictured (L-R)  Damien Chazelle, Anthony McCarten, Graham Moore, E. Max Frye, Jeff Goldsmith,  Alex Dinelaris Jr., Jason Hall, Dan Gilroy.
Pictured (L-R) Damien Chazelle, Anthony McCarten, Graham Moore,
E. Max Frye, Jeff Goldsmith, Alex Dinelaris Jr., Jason Hall,
Dan Gilroy. Credit: The Los Angeles Film School

Although Foxcatcher scribe E. Max Frye humorously complained to Goldsmith that the group was much funnier during their Santa Barbara International Film Festival panel, Monday evening’s discussion was definitely informative. Each scribe reflected on the most challenging moments of their screenwriting careers and broke down the challenges of creating their respective narratives.

Along with Frye, the attendees included writers Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash”), Anthony McCarten (“The Theory of Everything”) Graham Moore (“The Imitation Game”), Alex Dinelaris Jr. (“Birdman”), Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler), and Jason Hall (“American Sniper”).

Graham Moore - Writer, "The Imitation Game."
Graham Moore – Writer, “The Imitation Game.” Credit: The Los Angeles Film School
Damien Chazelle, Writer/Director of "Whiplash" (Credit: The Los Angeles Film School)
Damien Chazelle, Writer/Director of “Whiplash” (Credit: The Los Angeles Film School)

For more information on the Oscar nominated screenwriters panel and The Los Angeles Film School, click here.