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Friday, October 25 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Writing in a Winter Wonderland

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From Christmas classics to modern holiday hits, the magic of storytelling seems to be even jollier during the holiday season. Hear from the writers behind some of your favorite Christmas capers for their advice on setting your story during the most wonderful time of the year.

Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge to attend.

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David Berenbaum

writer Elf, The Haunted Mansion, The Spiderwick Chronicles
DAVID BERENBAUM is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has written the screenplays for New Line Cinema’s, “ELF”, starring Will Ferrell and Disney’s, “THE HAUNTED MANSION.” He has also co-written the screenplays... Read More →
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Karen Schaler

writer A Christmas Prince, Christmas Camp, Every Day is Christmas, Rediscovering Christmas
Karen Schaler is a three-time Emmy Award–winning storyteller, author, screenwriter, journalist, and national TV host. In the last two years, she has written original screenplays for Netflix, Hallmark, and Lifetime Christmas movies. In 2017, Schaler wrote Netflix’s first original... Read More →
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Matt Lieberman

writer The Christmas Chronicles, Free Guy, Playing with Fire, The Addams Family, Meet the Machines, Scooby Doo, Monster on the Hill
MATT LIEBERMAN recently sold spec script MEET THE MACHINES to Lionsgate with LitEntertainment and Temple Hill producing.His black list script FREE GUY is currently in pre-production at 20th Century Fox with BerlantiProductions and Lit Entertainment attached to produce. Shawn Levy... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by International Screenwriters’ Association 604 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701