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TILLMAN TUESDAY: From Army Veteran to Hollywood Screenwriter, Chris Roessner is Living ‘the weirdest life’

Pat Tillman Foundation Communications   |   By Jill Walsh   |   July 21, 2015
As a Hollywood screenwriter, 2010 Tillman Scholar Chris Roessner is scheduled to head to Jordan to begin production on Sand Castle, which chronicles the story of his two years and more than 200 missions as a machine gunner in Iraq's Sunni Triangle.

Pat Tillman Foundation can’t fulfill its mission to empower military veterans and their spouses without the generosity of our supporters across the country. Nationwide, over 400 Tillman Scholars are striving to impact our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, science, education and the arts. Every “Tillman Tuesday,” we are committed to highlighting the individual impact of a Tillman Scholar, focusing on their success in school, career and community—all thanks to your support. This week, we spotlight 2010 Tillman Scholar and Army veteran Chris Roessner, who graduated from the USC Peter Stark Producing Program with a Master’s in Cinema/Television Production. As a professional screenwriter, Chris’ debut screenplay “Sand Castle” made it onto Hollywood’s 2012 “Black List”a list of the top unproduced screenplays ranked by over 500 executives at studios, production companies and financiers. (more…)

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