Talks, Virtual

Happily Ever After Hours with Screenwriter Rita Hsiao

FREE | Sign-up Required
Wed, May 12 | 5:30pm PT
Zoom Webinar

Join Screenwriter Rita Hsiao as she shares behind-the-scenes stories from Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Mulan (1998) and Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2 (1999).


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Q&A and Requirements

Questions can be submitted during the webinar through Zoom's Q&A function. Due to anticipated demand and limited Q&A time, not all submitted questions will be answered.

All participants must sign up by noon Pacific Time on the day prior to the event. Participants must have a Zoom account to attend the workshop. A link to the webinar and instructions for joining will be sent via email prior to the event.

About the Speaker

Rita Hsiao’s work on Disney’s critically acclaimed Mulan (1998) and Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story 2 (1999) earned her Annie Awards for Outstanding Writing. Along with writing live-action films for Disney, including the upcoming Enchanted sequel, Hsiao has also written on numerous romantic comedies and family films for Will Smith, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Amy Adams, and Emily Blunt among others. She got her start writing television sitcoms, including All-American Girl (1994–95) starring Margaret Cho, and served as a consulting producer on the new The Mighty Ducks: Game Changer (2021) series for Disney+ starring Emilio Estevez and Lauren Graham. She has a project in development at Pearl Studios, recently adapted a young adult novel for Paramount, and was developing an action-adventure family movie for Blue Sky Studios prior to their shutdown. She has worked as a mentor for NALIP, Write Girl, and the Writer’s Lab, aiding Latin, Asian, and female writers. She has definitely put her degree in Artificial Intelligence to good use.

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