Strong, Taricani head distinguished lineup at public story conference
Emmy-winning screenwriter, producer and actor Danny Strong will join NBC-10’s I-Team founder Jim Taricani and other leading screen storytellers Friday, April 11 at the second annual Story in the Public Square conference, a partnership of the Pell Center and The Providence Journal.
Strong – whose screenwriting credits include “Recount,” “Game Change,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” and “Mockingjay,” the two-part “Hunger Games” finale – will be the keynote speaker at the April 11 conference and will receive the second annual Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square.
Taricani has won five regional Emmy awards, along with an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism and many other journalism awards. He covered the New England Mafia for more than 25 years and became a champion of press freedom when a federal judge in 2004 sentenced him to six months of home confinement for refusing to disclose a confidential source.
“Moving Images” is the theme of Friday’s conference. The day will include screenings and discussions by four local storytellers from the worlds of TV, animation, feature-length documentary filmmaking and short documentary/video. The audience will have the chance to make short films of their own in the conference “Story Booth.”
Click here to register for the conference. Members of the Salve Regina community and all high school and college students are admitted free, while all others pay $25.