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The East Texas Speakers Forum will present “An Evening with Taylor Sheridan” at the Mt. Pleasant High School Auditorium.

Taylor Sheridan

Academy-Award nominated screenwriter and creator of many hit TV series

Taylor Sheridan is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and the creator, writer, director and executive producer of multiple record-breaking Paramount Network series including YELLOWSTONE, MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN, TULSA KING, 1923, 1883 and SPECIAL OPS: LIONESS. Sheridan is currently in production on LANDMAN, which he co-created and executive produced. The series stars Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Hamm and Demi Moore and is a modern-day tale of fortune-seeking in the world of oil rigs.

His most recent project, LAWMEN: BASS REEVES, premiered on November 5, 2023 on Paramount+ and stars David Oyelowo, who earned SAG, Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominations for Best Actor. It follows Reeves (Oyelowo) and his rise from enslavement to law enforcement as the first Black U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi. Sheridan currently has numerous projects in various stages of development.

Sheridan previously made his debut as a writer/director with his critically acclaimed film WIND RIVER, the conclusion to his modern frontier trilogy, which was released in August 2017. Starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, the film premiered to rave reviews at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and debuted in Un Certain Regard at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, where Sheridan earned Best Director (Prix de la mise en scène) honors. Sheridan also received a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director at the 2018 Director’s Guild Awards.

He previously wrote HELL OR HIGH WATER, which was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. The film, a drama set in the struggling rural areas of West Texas, earned Sheridan additional nominations for Best Screenplay at the Gotham Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, WGA Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards. His other credits include SICARIO, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, which was released in 2015 to critical and box office acclaim. The film was also nominated for several awards including Best Theatrical Motion Picture by the PGA and Best Original Screenplay by the WGA.

Sheridan owns and operates two Texas ranches including the legendary Four Sixes (6666) Ranch and Bosque Ranch. He also recently launched Four Sixes Ranch Brand Beef, which retails premium quality beef sourced from 6666 and a network of various ranches.

Saturday, September 21, 2024, Mt. Pleasant High School Auditorium