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Glenn M. Benest is an award winning writer/producer with seven produced films to his credit. He has taught at UCLA Extension and The American Film Institute and has lectured all over the world. His latest film which he wrote and produced, "Hungry Hearts," won 11 film festival awards and was voted Special Jury Award for best independent film at the Houston Film Festival in 1993. Mr. Benest has taught professional level screenwriting classes for many years. Four produced feature films have been launched from these workshops. Mr. Benest works with writers all the over world and teaches weekly classes in Los Angeles. He also works with individual writers on a private consultation basis.
Questions and Answers
Mr. Benest has conducted private screenwriting consultations with writers in every corner of the globe.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

My business has been running for 20 years now. I started during the time I taught at U.C.L.A. Extension and the American Film Institute. I realized that the classes were too large for any one student to get much one-on-one feedback, so I started my private screenwriting workshops to keep the classes small, so I could devote more time to each writer.

2. What is your company's mission?

My company's mission to develop professional screenplays that are marketable in the competitive world of film.

3. What does your company specialize in?

I'm interested in helping writers become professional screenwriters, writers who can make a living in the film business.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

The founder of my company is myself, Glenn Benest. I've been a working writer for 20 years now and have had seven of my films produced. I've also had 5 films launched from my private screenwriting workshops - including "Scream", "Teaching Mrs. Tingle", "Event Horizon", "Andre", and "Niloofar."

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

My most popular travel package are my 4-8 screenwriting courses. Writers from the Los Angeles area or those from other parts of the country or the world can take a course and get professional feedback for their screenplay projects.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

The best compliment I heard from a writer is that if it wasn't for me, her screenplay would've never been produced. That script was 'Niloofar,' which premiered last year at the Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals.

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