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Friday, October 25 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film*

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft and business of writing for film. This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to screenwriters, directors, producers, executives, and studio reps 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 film.

*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.

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

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Wayne Horton

Creative Executive
After graduating law school at Syracuse University, Wayne Horton started his career in Business & Legal Affairs at New Line Cinema. It was at New Line where he developed a passion for genre films and working with diverse filmmakers. Horton then went on to Fairview Entertainment, where... Read More →
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Patricia K. Meyer

producer The Women of Brewster Place; Executive Producer This is My Life; writer/director/producer The List
With her passion for true crime stories and the tragicomic foibles of humanity, screenwriter/producer Patricia K. Meyer has written eight feature adaptations for the major studios, including Touchstone, for Martin Scorsese, and New Line for Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions. She... Read More →
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Carrie Isgett

Literary Manager, Lit Entertainment Group
Carrie Isgett is a literary manager and producer at Lit Entertainment, where she focuses on making sure everyone feels like they can see themselves represented onscreen, whether it be gender, sexual orientation, race, or unique backgrounds. She majored in theatre at the College of... Read More →
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Daniel Petrie, Jr.

2019 Recipient of the Heart of Film Award
Daniel Petrie, Jr. is a partner in Enderby Entertainment, an independent film finance and production company, founded in 2006 by Petrie and producer Rick Dugdale.  In 1985, Petrie received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay for his first produced script, the... Read More →
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Jeffrey Brown

producer Cowboys, Nothing Stays The Same, Punk in Africa, No No: A Dockumentary, Through The Repellent Fence, Every Night’s A Saturday Night, Vinyl Generation, Yallah! Underground, Pirating Pirates, Mamas & Papas, Kooky
Jeffrey Brown has produced a number of award-winning narrative features and feature documentaries in Europe, Africa and N. America, playing festivals such as Sundance, IDFA, Tribeca, SXSW, Rotterdam, New York FF, Berlinale, Edinburgh, Durban, and being released on Netflix, HBO, Showtime... Read More →
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Steve Conrad

writer/creator/executive producer Perpetual Grace, LTD, Patriot; writer The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man
Steven Conrad is the writer of The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. He also writes and directs the Amazon series Patriot and the forthcoming Epix series Perpetual Grace, LTD.
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Brandon Dickerson

writer/director Sironia, Victor, Amanda & Jack Go Glamping; writer Benji the Dove; director A Single Frame
BRANDON DICKERSON is an award-winning writer/director/producer honored for his work in film, documentaries, commercials, and music videos—including the coveted Cannes Gold Lion. After building a career directing hundreds of commercials and music videos, Dickerson shifted his focus... Read More →
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Kevin Hamedani

co-writer/director ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, Junk, In Her Place, The Saviors
Kevin Hamedani began his filmmaking career with the feature ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction. Produced by Academy Award nominee John Sinno (Iraq in Fragments) the film went on to receive critical acclaim showing in film festivals worldwide. ZMD was acquired by Lionsgate and premiered... Read More →
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Henry Jones

writer Jupiter's Legacy; 2016 Drama, Sci-Fi, and Enderby Entertainment Screenplay Award Recipient
Henry's screenplay, STATIC, won the Drama, Sci-Fi and Enderby Entertainment Awards at the 2016 Austin Film Festival – a feat never before achieved in the prestigious festival’s 20+ year history. He's gone on to find success in features and television as a writer and producer.He's... Read More →
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Mike Jones

Senior Story and Creative Artist, Pixar Animation Studios; writer Soul (2020)
Mike Jones is the Senior Story and Creative Artist at Pixar Animation Studios. He is currently writing Soul for director Pete Docter.Born and raised in South Texas, Jones graduated from NYU. Before Pixar, Jones was a working screenwriter for over 20 years. He now works with Pixar’s... Read More →
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Dave Kajganich

creator/showrunner The Terror; writer/producer Suspiria, writer/executive producer A Bigger Splash; writer True Story
Dave is a screenwriter and producer in both television and features, having come to filmmaking from studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. He's most recently written an adaptation of Tim Winton's THE RIDERS for Ridley Scott, an adaptation of the YA novel... Read More →
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Lucas Martell

writer/director Pigeon: Impossible, The OceanMaker
Lucas’ award-winning short films PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE and THE OCEANMAKER have been seen more than 20-million times online and screened at over 350 festivals in 63 different countries. PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE was bought by Fox Animation / Blue Sky with Chernin Entertainment producing the... Read More →
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Adam Pava

writer The Boxtrolls, The Lego Movie franchise, My Little Pony Movie, The Stuff of Legend, Clone High, Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law, Johnny Bravo, Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends
Adam Pava wrote the stop-motion hit The Boxtrolls, which earned a 2015 Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. He contributed to multiple projects in the Lego Movie franchise at Warner Brothers, and has written screenplays for Disney, Dreamworks Animation, Fox, Paramount/Hasbro... Read More →
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Victoria Strouse

writer Finding Dory
Just out of film school, Victoria Strouse sold her first screenplay to MGM. It waslater made into the feature film NEW BEST FRIEND. Her second screenplay,JUST LIKE A WOMAN, was sold, after a bidding war, to Newline Cinema. Inbetween script sales, she has been hired to write for every... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701