Lorna Soroko

Moving Panels: Comics to Screen -
15:00 pm 10/18/2019
UA Center for Creative Photography Room, UA Center for Creative Photography

A panel of industry insiders will discuss the high profile and profitable relationship between comic books and the screen. Comic book and graphic novel adaptations have been a staple in film and television for 75 years, both artistically and financially successful. Acclaimed filmmakers such Patty Jenkins and Christopher Nolan have adapted comic books for film. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful film franchise in history; The Walking Dead is one of the most popular TV series; and Black Panther influenced national discourse and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Panelists include comic book writer Steven Grant (2 Guns, The Punisher), film and television producer Matt Skiena (The LEGO Movie), producer Erik Olsen (The Dirt, The Book of Eli) and film and television producer and comic book creator Shane Riches (The Fog).

Co-presented by the Hanson FilmTV Institute and the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, this event is made possible with support from Film Tucson, a division of Visit Tucson.

This event is free to attend, visit the following link to register:

Lorna Soroko has worked in the film/TV business as an entertainment lawyer, a movie studio negotiator, creative V.P. of a production company at Warner Bros, a writer (member of the WGA and recipient of a national TV writing award) and TV producer. An HBO film she wrote the story for and co-produced was showcased at the Sundance Film Festival. Since relocating to Tucson, she has been consulting on developing TV projects, making life story videos, and running her own private investigation agency. She also leads workshops on pitching TV/film ideas and moderates panels on various aspects of the film industry.