Joe Loya—Falling Upward Into Hollywood

Have questions about how to break into writing for the entertainment industry? Ask this above-average Joe! Joe Loya is the author of an acclaimed memoir, The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell, about his time in prison for having robbed more than 30 banks (two in one day!). He is also becoming an in-demand writer in Hollywood. Having begun as technical advisor to the director of Baby Driver on driving getaway cars, Loya is now moving into entertainment writing, starting with the new series Taken and Queen of the South. To what does he attribute his growing success in La-La Land? Dumb luck, he says, but also being savvy about pitching oneself and one’s material. For good-humored but spot-on insights about breaking into entertainment writing, sign up for the class! A reception with Joe follows.