” Tallat” is a series of
virtual sessions initiated by the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC)
with the aim of connecting filmmakers and those interested in the
movie industry with film professionals and experts. This initiative
comes as part of the RFC’s commitment to provide its services and
activities during confinement. The sessions are organized through
Our next session of “Tallat” is
with the American scriptwriter Jill Goldsmith to discuss character
Goldsmith is a writer and producer for television, with credits on
many Emmy-winning series, including NYPD Blue, The Practice, Ally
McBeal, Law & Order, Boston Legal, and also Rizzoli & Isles.
Currently in development with a project at Universal, she was
previously the showrunner and executive producer for a one-hour
drama in development at BET. Goldsmith was also a finalist for the
Humanitas Prize for an episode of Boston Legal, and has sold pilots
to ABC, NBC, and Universal. She has been a featured speaker at many
conferences and writing programs and has appeared on C-Span Close
Up, CBS News, and CNN.
received an MFA in Screenwriting from the UCLA School of Theater,
Film and Television, and is a professor in the MFA programs at UCLA
and USC, where she teaches Writing Television Drama Scripts,
Developing Drama Series, and Running the Television Drama Room. She
is a contributing author to the book, Lawyers in Your Living Room!
Law On Television, published in 2009, in which she wrote the chapter
entitled, Writing for Television: From Courtroom to Writers’ Room.
writing for television, Goldsmith spent seven years as a Public
Defender in the Juvenile and Felony Trial Divisions of the Cook
County Public Defender’s Office in Chicago, Illinois, where she
represented indigent clients in all aspects of felony cases, from
arraignment through sentencing. She has first-chaired over 400
trials. She also served an internship with U.S. Senator Paul Simon
on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
duration: One hour.
time: Friday May 22nd 10:00 pm (Amman time).
please go to the following
link and fill out the form
deadline for applications is on Wednesday May 20th at 1:00 pm.