Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 1 PM

Master Class: Screenwriting with Paul Guyot


Paul Guyot spent 10 years working in Hollywood before his first paid writing job on the J.J. Abrams-created WB series Felicity . From there, he worked on multiple shows, including writing and producing the Emmy-winning CBS series Judging Amy for three seasons. He has written pilots for TNT, Fox, Imagine, and NatGeo. He was the co-executive producer on NCIS: New Orleans , the CBS juggernaut that ranks as one of the Top 10 television shows in the world. He served as co-executive producer on The Librarians , starring Noah Wyle, Rebecca Romijn, and John Larroquette, which was the No. 1 new cable series when it premiered. Several studios were locked in a fierce bidding war for Guyot's original pitch The Black 22's - based on the true story of the first all-African-American squad of detectives in St. Louis. Sterling K. Brown is attached as an executive producer. Guyot co-wrote Geostorm , the 2017 film that starred Gerard Butler, Ed Harris, and Andy Garcia. To date, it has grossed more than $320 million. Guyot attended the University of Arizona, where he was a creative-writing major, and has authored several award-winning short stories. He has taught screenwriting at the university level. He splitshis time between Los Angeles and St. Louis.