Inspired Minds

Diana Ossana

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Oscar-winning screenwriter, bestselling author and producer Diana Ossana discusses the magic behind art, her thirty-five year friendship with Larry McMurtry and crafting powerful stories and characters. After co-writing novels “Pretty Boy Floyd” and “Zeke and Ned” with McMurtry, the pair’s collaborative partnership exploded with the onscreen adaptation of “Brokeback Mountain,” which forever changed the way the world saw romance in movies. “Brokeback” won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2006, a Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and Writers’ Guild of America Award. Other works as a writer/producer include mini-series “Streets of Laredo,” “Dead Man’s Walk” and “Comanche Moon,” “Johnson County War” and “Joe Bell” with Mark Wahlberg.