Storytelling in Filmmaking
About Speaker:Ross LaManna Chair, Undergraduate Film Department and Graduate Film Department at ArtCenter College of Design
Ross LaManna is a screenwriter and novelist. He wrote the screenplay for the action-comedy “Rush Hour,” starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. The “Rush Hour” films and sequels have earned close to one billion dollars globally. Other films LaManna worked on include: “Chrome Soldiers,” “Arctic Blue,” “Universal Soldier,” “Cliffhanger,” the “Titanic” mini-series and “Star Trek: First Contact.” He has just completed an original action/comedy feature, “Maximum Impact,” directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and slated for worldwide release in 2017.
LaManna’s novel. “Acid Test,”is a geopolitical thriller chosen as an Amazon.com “Penzler Pick”. His graphic novel, “Marcus Fang,” was published by Arcana Studios in 2012.