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Thursday, October 24 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
The HartChart: Eighth Grade

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Come experience the famous “HartChart” first-hand. James V. Hart (Hook, Contact, Bram Stoker’s Dracula) will explore how to develop characters and stories by getting to the “heart” of the script. Using Bo Burnham’s award-winning Eighth Grade as a case study, join this breakdown of establishing main character desires, charting the progress toward their goals, and creating a successful resolution all while keeping the script full of thrills. Using the HartChart’s guidelines for implementing craft, learn how to embrace structure as a friend, rather than an enemy, and how to flesh out ideas for the screen.


Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge for entry.

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James V. Hart

creator/executive producer The Hot Zone; writer Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Muppet Treasure Island, August Rush, Epic, Crossbones; Creator, HartChart
JAMES V. HART (J.V.) was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Ft. Worth Texas on Drive-In Movies and Saturday Matinees.His writing/producing credits include; Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old son, Jake, Bram Stoker’s Dracula... Read More →

Thursday October 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Ballroom 701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701