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UNC-A Hosts Award-winning Screenwriter Frank Pierson


Frank Pierson

UNC Asheville's Mass Communication Department will host an afternoon with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Asheville Film Festival, which will honor Pierson's life work Nov. 6-9. The talk is free and open to the public.

Pierson got his first Hollywood break in 1958 when he penned a script for the television series "Naked City." He went on to write or co-write several notable films, including "Cat Ballou," "Cool Hand Luke" and "Dog Day Afternoon," which won an Academy Award...

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