Writing in Pairs: Spotlight on Writer Partners Jason Latshaw & Doc Pedrolie

Screenwriter Jason Latshaw is a recent graduate of the UCLA MFA Screenwriting Program. Among his many awards, Jason placed within the top 3 percent for the Nicholl Fellowship and also placed first in the Golden Brad Screenwriting Competition. In addition, he wrote and directed the short, “The Electric Chainsaw Massacre,” which served as an official selection of numerous film festivals. A married father of two and talented graphic artist by way of Philadelphia, Jason is one half of a writing team with award-winning screenwriter Doc Pedrolie. Jason writes for both film and television.

Inspired by HAROLD & MAUDE, Doc Pedrolie recently completed his MFA in Screenwriting at UCLA. While in the highly competitive program, Doc won the 2008 and 2010 Jack Nicholson Award in Screenwriting; as well the 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Fellowship. He has worked as a Story Analyst for Deuce Three Productions (Curtis Hanson) and Winkler Films (Irwin Winkler & Jill Cutler). A former Chicagoan, and freelance film critic, Doc is one half of a writing team with award-winning screenwriter Jason Latshaw. Doc writes for both film, television, and occasionally the stage.

Latshaw & Pedrolie are agented by United Talent Agency, managed by Circle Of Confusion and represented by Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, Laviolette, Feldman, & Goodman.

Read on to see how these two writers met at UCLA, and the benefits that come from writing in pairs.

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