Black Empowerment 365: Writer Sophia Stewart Real Creator of the Matrix & Terminator
Episode 20 Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome writer Sophia Stewart Real Creator of the Matrix & Terminator source material. August 5, 2016 Video https://blab.im/kinte-ken-tay-of-la-writer-sophia-stewart-real-creator-of-the-matrix-terminator
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Guest: Sophia Stewart @Sophia_Stewart https://twitter.com/sophia_stewart
About Sophia Stewart
Writer of the Terminator and Matrix movies Child prodigy, prolific writer, poet and creative genius are just a few of the terms used to describe Sophia Stewart.
Stewart enters the City University of New York and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism and minors in law and psychology.
While attending the University, she studied under the guidance of many celebrated authors and writers such as:
Max Segal, a former journalist of the New York Times,
Emile Capouya, publisher, editor, essayist, and critic,
Paul Cherry, a playwright for Broadway
She, also, served as an intern for television at the Public Broadcasting Station WNET Thirteen, where she worked with Oscar winning film documentary producer, Perry Miller Adato.
Her graduating class was honored with a special letter/citation from President Jimmy Carter.
In 1979, her love and skills for writing motivated her to move from New York to Los Angeles where she studied cinema at the University of Southern California (USC).
It was there she had the opportunity to study film under the auspices of producer Leon Roth; father of Eric Roth, screenwriter of the movie Forrest Gump.
By the early 80’s she had started writing professionally. It was through her association with the entertainer Janet Jackson that she became involved in a special project that enabled her
to write her first television scripts entitled “My Special Love” and “Blue Short”. During this period Ms. Stewart also had the opportunity to work at Columbia Pictures in the office of Vice President Dick Berres. It was at Columbia Pictures where Dick Berres supported her aspirations to write and gave Sophia five first draft scripts. One was called “From Here to Eternity”.