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Final Draft Meetup & Screening w/ The Conjuring co-screenwriter Carey Hayes


Enjoy a drink and network with writer–producer–actor Carey Hayes followed by a screening of his recent hit The Conjuring (written with his twin brother) on the patio at the Cat & Fiddle!Are you a screenwriter looking to network with other creatives and hang out with an acclaimed screenwriter? Join Final Draft, Inc. at the Cat & Fiddle on October 13th for our monthly meetup, featuring Carey Hayes co–screenwriter of The Conjuring.

The meetup starts at 7:30pm with a Q&A with Carey, followed by mingling and networking with fellow screenwriters and filmmakers. At 9:30, Cat & Fiddle will screen The Conjuring in their courtyard.

Final Draft is offering this special event to you free of charge. Plus, Cat & Fiddle has a special deal for you – Monday is $12 dollar Pie & Pint night. Yup! $12 dollars for your choice of a meat, vegetarian or chicken pie and pint of creative juice (draft beer).

Don’t miss out and join us for good food, good fun and good movies!   Click here to sign up!

**Please note that the Q&A will now start at 7:30PM**

Prolific screenwriters Chad Hayes & Carey Hayes have been professional screenwriters since their early 20’s. Since writing last year’s breakout hit The Conjuring they have been in high demand, writing the following projects: Redemption, a Western for New Line, Conjuring 2, the sequel to their worldwide hit, and San Andreas, a tentpole action–thriller starring Dwayne Johnson. They have also written a pilot for A+E based on the haunted town of Amityville. They are currently writing Seal Team 666, a new action franchise for MGM starring Dwayne Johnson.

Identical twins, The Hayes Bros got their first break after writing an attention–grabbing spec script, which led to a three picture deal at 20th Century Fox, and their first feature script Lookers, with Lawrence Mark producing.The brothers have been prolific in both features and television. They have written 13 telefilms including USA Cable’s Down, Out and Dangerous and NBC’s Twisted Desire. They wrote and executive produced, Horse Sense for the Disney Channel, as well as its sequel, Jumping Ship both of which starred the Lawrence brothers. They also wrote TBS Superstation’s First Daughter which at the time was the most–viewed cable movie in the history of television, then went on to write its two sequels, First Shot and First Target, as well as Shutterspeed for TNT, and Forth and Long for TBS with John Woo attached.

They went on to write and co–produce the series, The Crow, staring Mark Dacascos, and served as writer producers on the development of the BeastMaster series for Alliance/Atlantis, where they had an overall deal.

Added into the mix were numerous pilots for NBC, CBS, Fox, Spelling Entertainment, TBS and another overall deal Lions Gate Entertainment.

Their early feature work includes projects for producer Joel Silver and Dark Castle Entertainment including the 2009 action/thriller Whiteout, (Kate Beckinsale) the 2007 thriller The Reaping (Hilary Swank) and the 2005 remake of the 1953 horror classic House of Wax. They also penned projects for Scott Rudin, Arnold Kopelson, Michael Bay, Mark Platt and Roy Lee to name a few including The Turn of the Screw, The Blob, Asylum, and Darkside of the Moon.


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