UCO to Host Evening with Author, Former MTV Screenwriter Craig Machen

Craig Machen

Sept. 30, 2013

Media Contact: Lindsay Houts, Staff Writer, University Relations, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121, lhouts@uco.edu

UCO TO HOST EVENING WITH AUTHOR, FORMER MTV SCREENWRITER CRAIG MACHEN

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Literature in Performance (L.I.P.) and the Department of English will host an evening with screenwriter, author and Oklahoma native Craig Machen from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 7 at the Pegasus Theater in Central’s Liberal Arts Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Machen, who wrote MTV’s award-winning movie “Wasted” and co-wrote the Zac Efron television show “Summerland,” will share clips of his work, a reading from his 2011 memoir, “Still Life With Brass Pole,” and speak about his 15-year career in Hollywood.

“Students and community members will enjoy hearing the story of a local boy who ‘made it’ in Hollywood, and they’ll love Craig’s humor and stories,” said James Daro, lecturer in the Department of English at UCO.

Machen has worked for Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films, Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures, The WB, Jim Henson Pictures, Warner Brothers TV, Paramount Television, Spelling Television, Tollin-Robbins Productions, VH1, Viacom, Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks and others. 

UCO’s L.I.P. provides a venue for students, faculty, staff and the community to present and discuss all forms of literature. In addition to weekly Monday night events in the Pegasus Theater, L.I.P. sponsors “Saturday Afternoon Live!” and “Screenwriting Saturdays” at The Paramount on Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City.

For more information, visit www.lip-uco.weebly.com, or contact Daro at 405-974-5632 or jdaro@uco.edu.

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Cutline: University of Central Oklahoma’s Literature in Performance will host screenwriter, author and Oklahoma native Craig Machen for a free screening, reading and Q-and-A from 7 -9 p.m., Oct. 7 at the Pegasus Theater in Central’s Liberal Arts Building.