The event was the Aloha Writers Conference and Retreat held Jan. 18-27, and Lake was one of its special guest speakers.
"Diane Lake is known for the screenwriting of the film, 'Frida' (2000). It is a biographical film which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
The film stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award nominated portrayal as Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband, Diego Rivera.
In addition to Lake's screenwriting skills, the movie was also adapted by Clancy Sigal, Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas from the book 'Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo' by Hayden Herrera." - Wikipedia
The event's location was in Maui, Hawaii.
Examiner.com attended the writers conference and sat in on two workshops taught by this talented screenwriter. What Lake had to share was amazing, and the way she shared her expertise in the areas of writing and films kept everyone's attention.
Lake's popularity required the conference, held at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, to use one of their largest meetings rooms, an auditorium of sorts, in order to hold the conference's attendees who were there to listen and learn.
One could see many attendees taking notes as fast as possible in order not to miss what Lake had to say.
Who knows how many writers Diane Lake might have influenced? Such influence could result in future Academy Award quality screenwriters!
Attendees had great things to say after listening to Diane Lake.
"Man, that session was wonderful. One could tell that she teaches, as she was easy to understand and straight forward too."
"Even though there was a lot to absorb, I came out refreshed. I learned so much!"
Thanks goes to the conference, the writers and especially to Diane Lake.
"I want my students to really create wonderful worlds in their work... " - Diane Lake