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Paul Peditto

PAUL PEDITTO is the author of the book, The DIY Filmmaker: Life Lessons for Surviving Outside Hollywood and wrote and directed Jane Doe, an A-PIX Films release starring Calista Flockhart. The film was awarded Best Feature at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival and grossed over 2 million dollars. Six of his screenplays have been optioned, among them Crossroaders to Haft Entertainment (Emma, Dead Poet’s Society). Recent credits include the micro-budget thriller Chat, distributed by Showcase Entertainment. He teaches screenwriting at Columbia College-Chicago, professionally consulting on thousands of screenplays since 2002. He is an adjunct professor of screenwriting at Columbia College and has been featured on National Public Radio and WGN radio, and reviewed in the Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the New York Times. Follow Paul at and on Twitter @scriptgods.