John Roach - "While I Have Your Attention"

Wednesday, February 13th

7 pm

with Doug Moe

roachAbout the Author

(Source: Wikipedia). John Roach is a television and film producer and screenwriter. He is president of JRP, a video production and film production company based in Madison, Wisconsin. John and Mary Sweeney co-wrote the screenplay for The Straight Story, a motion picture directed by David Lynch. The screenplay was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and the film’s lead actor Richard Farnsworth received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. 

Prior to forming his own Madison-based company in 1985, John was a producer at CBS and ABC in Chicago for six years. His credits include six Chicago Emmys, a National Iris Award for Best Television Special and a national CableACE nomination. He received the Peter Lisagor Award for Special News Production, plus recognition from the Organization of American Women in TV and Radio for his documentary work. His first book Way Out Here in the Middle was published in 2003.

About While I Have Your Attention

In this second edition of his greatest hits, Roach shares a collection of some of his favorite and most popular columns, which reveal as much about his edgy irreverence as they do of his soulful sentiment.