From Iowa To Hollywood: Literary Coffee Break with David Kajganich and Vinnie Wilhelm

Kajganich and Wilhelm collage
October 19, 2018 - 3:30pm
Schaeffer Hall

You are invited to a literary coffee break with acclaimed film and TV writers David Kajanich and Vinnie Wilhelm!

On Friday, October 19th, join University of Iowa alumni David and Vinnie for coffee, cookies, and lively conversation about writing for TV and film in Hollywood. You’ll have time to ask questions about their career paths from Iowa to Hollywood and learn more about how the industry works.

This event will take place in 140 Schaeffer Hall and is hosted by the Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing and the UI Center for Advancement.

Space is limited! Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Screenwriter and producer David Kajganich came to filmmaking from a background in fiction writing, having graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1994. He's written projects for nearly every major studio, including TRUE STORY, starring James Franco, and A BIGGER SPLASH, starring Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton. His critically acclaimed television series THE TERROR aired this spring, and his much-anticipated remake of Italian classic SUSPIRIA, which he wrote and produced, is out this November starring Dakota Johnson and directed by Luca Guadagnino. He is currently writing a project for director Ridley Scott and is preparing to direct his own first film next fall. 

Vinnie Wilhelm graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2004.  His story collection, IN THE ABSENCE OF PREDATORS, was published by Rescue Press in 2011.  He moved to Los Angeles to work as a TV writer in 2015.  His credits include MANHATTAN on WGN America, THE TERROR on AMC, JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON on Amazon, and CASTLE ROCK on Hulu.