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Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108
Big Bend National Park and the National Parks Arts Foundation will be hosting an evening presentation at Sul Ross University in Alpine featuring playwright, scriptwriter, photographer, and producer Howard Korder. The presentation is open to the general public and will take place on October 24, 2014, at 7:00 PM at the Gallegos Building, Room 129. Mr. Korder will talk about the process he used to write the script for the critically acclaimed and award winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Refreshments will be available and admission is free.
Howard Korder, born November 24, 1957, in New York City, New York, is a motion picture writer, producer, and playwright. He is an executive producer and writer for Boardwalk Empire. He initially worked as a supervising producer and writer on the first season in 2011. He was promoted to co-executive producer for the second season in 2011 and became an executive producer for the third season in 2012. He remained an executive producer for the fourth season in 2013. He has written twelve episodes of the series: the first season episodes "Family Limitation" and "Paris Green;" the second season episodes "Ourselves Alone," "Gimcrack &Bunkum," "Peg of Old," and "Under God's Power She Flourishes;" the third season episodes "Spaghetti and Coffee," "Sunday Best," "The Pony," "Two Imposters," and "Margate Sands;" and the fourth season episode "New York Sour." He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his 1988 play Boy's Life.
The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) operates and sponsors artists in residence through the national park system. More information about the NPAF can be found at http://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/ or by calling 505-715-6492.More information about Big Bend National Park can be found at www.nps.gov/bibe. Acting park superintendent David Elkowitz said, "We are very excited to be able to offer our community and residents such a unique opportunity to have an inside look at the creative process of writing for HBO. Mr. Korder specifically chose the Big Bend region for inspiration and offered to share his time and for that we are very pleased."