George will be teaching the Screenwriters Bootcamp on Tuesday and a Workshop on Wednesday.
GEORGE ESCOBAR is currently developing MISSILEMAN with Academy-nominee Terry Rossio as executive producer (Rossio is the co-writer/producer of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise, co-writer of ALADDIN, SHREK, DEJA VU, NATIONAL TREASURE among a dozen other box office hits). Escobar is also producing FATHER’S GIFT, a script he co-wrote with emerging writer/director William Willer. Escobar’s screenplay, TRAPPED, (co-written with Ken Carpenter) was a 1st Runner Up for the Kairos Pro Award and a Finalist for the ScreenCraft Family Contest. Escobar co-wrote and co-directed the Oscar nominated ALONE YET NOT ALONE (for Best Original Song) and THE ISAIAH 9:10 JUDGMENT, which was Amazon’s No. 1 faith DVD for over 75 weeks in 2012. He also co-wrote and directed COME WHAT MAY, distributed by Sony/Provident Films. He most recently co-wrote and served as a producer for THE WORLD WE MAKE, distributed by Universal Home Entertainment. He is also a producer for the upcoming FARMER AND THE BELLE, and an associate producer and 1st AD for FIRST LADY (by Nina May). Escobar was a producing fellow at the American Film Institute Conservatory and co-founder of Advent Film Group. Previously he was Vice President of Product Development for Discovery Networks, Executive Director of AOL/Time Warner. He holds seven U.S. patents for interactive design and technologies and has taught over 3,500 students in filmmaking and screenwriting.