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Thursday, October 24 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Television*

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft, and business of writing for television. This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to TV writers, producers, showrunners, and executives in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the creative and business sides of breaking into and writing for television.

*This Roundtable requires advance registration at the Roundtable Sign-up Table in the Driskill Mezzanine; the Roundtable takes place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street. Only one roundtable sign-up slot per registrant. Registrants must have the day-appropriate badge.

ROUNDTABLE SIGN UP HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 23 | 12:00PM-5:00PM
Thursday, October 24 | 8:30AM-5:00PM
Friday, October 25 | 8:30AM-5:00PM
Saturday, October 26 | 8:30AM-3:00PM

Speakers
avatar for Paul Puri

Paul Puri

writer, Chicago Med; Psychiatrist
Paul Puri is a TV writer and psychiatrist, currently working as a Story Editor on CHICAGO MED on NBC. He began writing short stories in childhood with his first screenplay at 17, bad plays in college, and spec scripts during his medical training. He won Scriptapalooza in 2014, which... Read More →
avatar for Julie Benson

Julie Benson

writer Wu Assassins, The 100, DC Comics Batgirl, Birds of Prey comic, Green Arrow comic; co-producer Untitled Star Trek Animated Series for Nickelodeon
Shawna and Julie are a sister writing team who not only share the same birthday (three years apart), but also a love of genre TV/Film and Comics. That love inspired their move from the cornfields of Illinois to sunny Los Angeles to pursue careers in screenwriting. The Benson Sisters... Read More →
avatar for Shawna Benson

Shawna Benson

writer/co-producer Wu Assassins, The 100; writer DC's Batgirl, Birds of Prey comic, Green Arrow comic; co-producer Untitled Star Trek Animated Series for Nickelodeon
Shawna and Julie are a sister writing team who not only share the same birthday (three years apart), but also a love of genre TV/Film and Comics. That love inspired their move from the cornfields of Illinois to sunny Los Angeles to pursue careers in screenwriting. The Benson Sisters... Read More →
avatar for Whitney Davis

Whitney Davis

boutique literary manager; screenwriting instructor
Whitney Davis BIOWhitney Davis is the founder of Whitney Davis Literary, a boutique literary firm offering management for screenwriters and editorial/career consulting services for writers at large. After receiving her BA in Literature and Creative Writing, Whitney moved to Los Angeles... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Gers

Glenn Gers

writer Fracture, Mad Money; writer/director Like.Share.Follow, Disfigured
Glenn Gers was born and raised in New York City, and graduated from Yale University. His original screenplay NIGHTBIRDS won a Fellowship Grant in Screenwriting from the New York Foundation For The Arts. He has been a professional screen-and-television writer for 25 years, working... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Levenshus

Samantha Levenshus

writer Neon Future (comic book), The Grimm World (play), Holy Unexpected (tv); Development Executive, Script Pipeline
Samantha Levenshus works as a writer in sunny Santa Monica. She recently finished work on Steve Aoki’s comic book series NEON FUTURE, which she co-wrote with Eisner Award-winner Jim Krueger. Her love for characters and storytelling was born in theater and, as a playwright, she’s... Read More →
avatar for Nora Nolan

Nora Nolan

writer Trial & Error, Paradise PD
Nora Nolan grew up in a perfect little town called Maplewood, NJ and she never shuts up about it. Nora learned to push comedy boundaries in her large Irish Catholic family where, in order to get a word in edgewise, you either had to lead with a case of Bud Heavy or an edgy punch line... Read More →
avatar for Susan O'Connor

Susan O'Connor

Story Consultant, Netflix; Lead Writer, Torn (PlayStation VR); Story Consultant, Batman (Telltale); Lead Writer, Star Wars 1313 (LucasArts); Story Consultant, Dishonored 2 (Bethesda); Writer, Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics); Lead Writer, Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft); Writer, BioShock (2K)
Susan O'Connor tells stories for a living. Award-winning titles in her portfolio (including BioShock, Far Cry 2, and Tomb Raider) have sold over 30 million copies and generated over half a billion dollars in sales. She also teaches a course in interactive storytelling at UT Austin... Read More →
avatar for Conrad Sun

Conrad Sun

Literary Manager, Meridian Artists
Conrad Sun joined Meridian Artists in 2014 to head their Los Angeles Division. Conrad devotes his efforts toward building the Los Angeles roster, and supporting all of Meridian's LA based clients for both staffing and development. Additionally Conrad works with the Toronto office... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

Attendees (118)