INT. 2021 MENTORS - DAY
Paul Haggis established himself over twenty years with an extensive career in television, before his big break into features arrived when he became the first screenwriter to garner two Best Film Academy Awards back-to-back for his scripts: "Million Dollar Baby" (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood, and "Crash" (2005) which Paul directed himself. Haggis also co-wrote the war film Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and the James Bond films Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008). He is the creator of the television series Due South (1994–1999) and co-creator of Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001), among others. Paul Haggis will hold a 1on1 masterclass with the winning screenwriter of 2021 (FEATURE category).
Jessica Sharzer is writer, producer, and director best known for her work on Speak (2004), Nerve (2016), American Horror Story (2011-2015), and the new mystery thriller A Simple Favor (2018). Sharzer has been nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys for her work on American Horror Story. Sharzer is working on The Young Elites based on Marie Lu's novel. Jessica Sharzer will hold a 1on1 masterclass with the winning screenwriter of 2021 (TV PILOT category).