November 6, 2014

Knock ‘Em Dead a film written by Barry Sandler, recently screened at the Writers Guild of America’s Los Angeles headquarters.

The WGA’s Gay & Lesbian Writers Committee and Committee of Black Writers hosted a special preview screening of the new comic murder mystery on November 3.

Knock ‘Em Dead follows three sniping actresses whose hatred for each other doesn’t stop them from reuniting for a horror-sequel shoot at an opulent mansion—until someone starts killing off the movie’s cast and crew.

Barry Sandler joined a Q&A session with director David DeCoteau and cast members Jackée Harry, Anne-Marie Johnson, Phil Morris, Debra Wilson and Omarosa.

Sandler has written and produced more than twenty feature films. His work as a Hollywood screenwriter began with the story credit for Kansas City Bomber while he was a graduate student at UCLA. Subsequent screenwriting credits include The Duchess and Dirtwater Fox, The Other Side of Midnight, Making Love, Gable and Lombard, The Mirror Crack’d, Evil Under the Sun, All American Murder and Crimes of Passion.

Sandler has taught for The American Film Institute, the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television and UCLA. Today, Sandler teaches screenwriting and other specialized courses for the Film Department at UCF.