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This is the third post in a series of interviews with writers who have had their first films, web series, television assignment, etc. make it to the big or small or computer screen. It is an effort to find out what their journey was to their initial success.
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Next up: writer/producer Amir Ohebsion
Amir Ohebsion is a writer and producer based in Los Angeles. His first feature screenplay, The Apology, won the grand prize at Slamdance and is currently in development. Most recently, Amir’s feature film “Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero” won the Comedy Vanguard Feature Jury Award as well as the Audience Award at the 2014 Austin Film Festival. “Jimmy” playfully skewers American preconceptions of the Middle East and breaks new ground through its depiction of the first hero of Middle-Eastern descent in an American comedy. In addition to writing and producing for the screen, Amir has staged several theatrical plays to consistent sell-out audiences including Death, A Very Serious Comedy and The Belind Date both of which premiered in LA at the prestigious 1200-seater, Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Continue reading