Event: Five Questions with GW English Major & Screenwriter Jason Filardi, CCAS BA ’93



Online via Zoom 

Event Description



Join CCAS for the next installment in the series Five Questions with GW Alumni, featuring GW English Major Jason Filardi, CCAS BA’93. Jason Filardi will share insights on being a Hollywood screenwriter, as well as reflect on how his GW experiences influenced his career. Filardi will be interviewed by Patricia Phalen, Assistant Director and Associate Professor at GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs. 

Filardi made his debut in Hollywood with the box office hit Bringing Down the House, which starred Steve Martin and Queen Latifah. That film went on to become one of the highest grossing comedies of 2003, grossing over $130 million in the United States alone.
Since then, Filardi has become one of the industry’s go-to screenwriters. He has worked on a variety of high-profile projects including Beverly Hills Chihuahua, the ensemble comedy Wild Hogs starring Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, and John Travolta, The Pacifier, starring Vin Diesel, Eight Below starring Paul Walker and The Proposal starring Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock.  In 2018, Jason wrote Status Update starring teen heartthrob Ross Lynch. 


Currently, Jason and his brother, Peter Filardi, adapted Stephen King’s short story Jerusalem’s Lot for television. The 10-episode series stars Academy Award winner Adrien Brody and will air on Epix Entertainment in August 2021.

Our discussion with Jason Filardi will take place via Zoom. Please RSVP in advance to receive login credentials. This event will take place at 3:00pm PT/6:00pm ET. 
The George Washington University’s bicentennial is an incredible, historic milestone. With 27,000+ students from more than 135 countries, a worldwide community of 300,000+ living alumni, and thousands of faculty and staff, the GW community is coming together to celebrate 200 years of phenomenal growth.

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