National Press Club

Hollywood writer-director M.Night Shyamalan to speak on education at Luncheon Wednesday, June 11

June 3, 2014 | By Andrea Stone |

Writer-director M.Night Shyamalan.

Writer-director M.Night Shyamalan.

Hollywood writer-director M.Night Shyamalan will discuss his off-screen campaign to close America’s education achievement gap at a National Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, June 11.

Known for such supernatural thrillers as “The Sixth Sense” and more recently the science fiction action film “After Earth,” he recently published a book, “I Got Schooled,” about the work of the foundation he and his wife founded to help inner-city students succeed.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for Press Club members. NPC Members may purchase two tickets at the member rate. Tickets cost $36 for all other non-member tickets. Click here to purchase tickets.

For questions, please email or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

NPC Members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to not later than 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the luncheon to attend the VIP reception

To submit a question in advance, put SHYAMALAN in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.