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Friday, October 25 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Second Rounders Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television

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Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft, and business of screenwriting. This session offers Second Rounds from the Screenplay Competition exclusive access to writers, executives, studio reps, agents, managers, producers, and attorneys in an informal setting. Take advantage of this invaluable opportunity to ask those burning questions: What’s the best way to overcome writer’s block? Or risk taking a new direction after established success? How do I find representation? Are studios buying spec scripts? What are emerging trends in the industry? Don’t miss your chance to ask all this and more without being charged by the hour or forgoing a percentage of your script sale.

*This roundtable is open to Second Rounders only.

Roundtables required advance sign-up through the Screenplay Department.

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Mike Vanderhei

Literary Manager, Seven Summits Pictures & Management
Mike Vanderhei is an LA based Literary Manager and Producer at Seven Summits Pictures & Management where he has been building a roster of young, diverse voices primarily for television working on staffing and developing their original materials. Mike’s clients have written on series... Read More →
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Jill Chamberlain

author The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting
Jill Chamberlain is the founder of The Screenplay Workshop (www.thescreenplayworkshop.org) where she has helped thousands of writers with their screenplays. Her book, The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret to Successful Screenwriting (University of Texas Press), is one of the highest rated screenwriting books on Amazon, out of over 3,000 books on the subject. It's considered the go-to manual many professionals swear by and is on the syllabus for film schools across the U.S. including the acclaimed screenwriting... Read More →
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Ryan Cunningham

Literary Manager, Anonymous Content; producer Slender Man
Ryan Cunningham is a literary manager and producer at Anonymous Content. Ryan began his career in physical production as a PA on several films and TV shows shooting in New Orleans while he attended Tulane University. After graduating, Ryan moved to Los Angeles where he worked in the... Read More →
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Rick Dugdale

President, Enderby Entertainment; producer Intrigo Anthology, An Ordinary Man, Blackway
Rick Dugdale is the President and CEO of Enderby Entertainment, a film finance and production company founded in 2006 by Dugdale and his filmmaking partner, Daniel Petrie, Jr. Dugdale oversees all aspects of Enderby Entertainment’s business, finance and production and spearheads... Read More →
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Amy Louise Johnson

writer Tyrant, The Long Road Home, Messiah, Nightflyers
Amy’s thrilled to be back in the AFF fold for 2019! This past year, Amy’s mainly been working in features, with two scripts in development with the wonderful folks at Amblin Entertainment. The first, BLOW THE MAN DOWN , an original screenplay, is a seafaring gender horror about... Read More →
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Adam Kolbrenner

producer Prisoners, Deadfall; Literary Manager, Lit Entertainment
Adam Kolbrenner is the founder of Lit Entertainment Group, a newly launched literary management andproduction company based in Century City, CA. Previously Kolbrenner co-founded MadhouseEntertainment.Kolbrenner produced Oscar-nominated film, Prisoners, for Warner Bros/Alcon Entertainment... Read More →
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Britta Lundin

writer Riverdale, Betty; author Ship It
Britta Lundin is a TV writer and novelist. She has written for Riverdale and BETTY, a forthcoming HBO show about female skateboarders. Her young adult novel about fandom, SHIP IT, is out now. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she graduated from the UT Austin MFA program in Film... Read More →
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David Mandel

executive producer Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm; writer Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live; writer/director Eurotrip
David Mandel is the two-time Emmy Award-winning show runner and Executive Producer of Veep.  Besides Veep where he has been nominated for two writing Emmys, he also wrote for such shows as Saturday Night Live (92-95), Seinfeld where he wrote the “The Bizarro Jerry” (aka “Man-Hands... Read More →
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Larry Postel

writer Flip Turn, High Holiday, The Main Event
Born and raised in Dallas, Larry received his B.S. Degree in Advertising from the University of Texas in Austin in 1978.  He also took several film classes while at U.T., including one in TV writing that triggered Larry’s interest in scriptwriting. After college, Larry moved to... Read More →
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Dan Rosen

writer/director The Last Supper, The Curve
Dan Rosen is a screenwriter, director, playwright, producer and a Professor of Dramatic Writing at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, Georgia. Dan Rosen’s first screenplay was the critically acclaimed cult favorite, The Last Supper starring Cameron Diaz, Anabeth Gish... Read More →
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Chris Sparling

writer Buried, The Sea of Trees, Down a Dark Hall; writer/director Mercy, The Atticus Institute
Chris Sparling wrote the 2010 film BURIED starring Ryan Reynolds, for which he won "Best Original Screenplay" from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. THE SEA OF TREES, which he wrote and produced -- starring Matthew McConaughey, Namoi Watts, and directed by Gus Van... Read More →
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Oren Uziel

writer/director Shimmer Lake; writer 22 Jump Street, Freaks of Nature, The Cloverfield Paradox
Oren Uziel wrote and directed, SHIMMER LAKE, which previously won an award at the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. His other credits include 22 JUMP STREET, THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX and FREAKS OF NATURE. He’s currently writing the sequel to DETECTIVE PIKACHU as well... Read More →
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Michael Werwie

writer/executive producer Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile; writer Lost Girls
Michael Werwie is the writer and executive producer of EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL, AND VILE, starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, and John Malkovich, winner of the Academy Nicholl Fellowship and featured on the 2012 Black List. His upcoming movie LOST GIRLS, based on the New York... Read More →
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Jono Matt

co-writer Captain Planet
Jono Matt was featured on our 2017 AFF 25 Screenwriters To Watch list with his writing partner and Austin native, Glen Powell. Jono is currently co-writing the live-action Captain Planet movie with Leonardo DiCaprio producing. He's also working on an action-comedy with Imagine Entertainment... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701