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Friday, October 25 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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.

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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Mark Bianculli

writer/executive producer Lincoln; consulting producer The Hunt
Mark Bianculli is a writer and producer whose credits include the feature film, THE GOOD NEIGHBOR, starring James Caan, four produced pilots and two Blacklist sceenplays, SALEM VILLAGE (2015) and INFIDELS (2018). Mark has also sold feature scripts to various studios including Paramount... Read More →
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Justin Boyd

writer Channel Zero, Reprisal, Lincoln
Justin Boyd is a television and comic book writer whose credits include CHANNEL ZERO (SyFy), REPRISAL (Hulu), and LINCOLN (NBC), as well as the comic book series NIGHT MOVES (IDW). In a previous life, Justin studied and taught philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago.
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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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Bob Dearden

writer Play It Again, Dick; iZOMBiE, Cobra Kai
Bob Dearden is a writer and producer whose credits include: Play It Again, Dick (CW Seed), iZOMBiE (The CW), and Cobra Kai (YouTube). He is a graduate of UT-Austin’s MFA Screenwriting program (2013); prior to that, he wasted the bulk of his youth working in the forest industry in... Read More →
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Dana M. Jackson

Literary Manager, Fineman Entertainment; producer Park, Typewriter Days
Dana Jackson graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Playwrights Horizons Theater School with a B.F.A. in Film/Theatre and a minor in Business. Relocating to Los Angeles, she worked at the William Morris Agency before a 5-year stint at Castle Rock Entertainment, where... Read More →
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Rochée Jeffrey

co-producer Beverly Hills 90210, SMILF; producer Woke
Rochée Jeffrey is a writer/director/performer who hails originally from Jamaica. She’s written on several television series, including Showtime's Golden Globe-nominated comedy series SMILF and she’s a producer on the upcoming Hulu series Woke starring Larmorne Morris. On the... 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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Jeffrey Lieber

writer/showrunner Lost, Miami Medical, AIsha, NCIS New Orleans
Jeffrey Lieber is a former actor and playwright, who became a showrunner and a dad and a mad-ass progressive and big over-user of ellipses. And... oh... you get the gist. Lost, Miami Medical, AIsha (upcoming), NCIS New Orleans and other random adventures.
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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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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 →
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Kristina Thomas

script coordinator The New Edition Story, Being Mary Jane, Rebel, Lovecraft Country, The Haunting of Bly Manor
Winner of the Writers Assistant Network Pilot Workshop and former staff writer on the webseries The Rise of Theo and the Romeos for Issa Rae's production company, Writer-Director Kristina Thomas first showed her potential in the documentary side of filmmaking by winning awards that... Read More →
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Ray Utarnachitt

writer/producer DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Ray Utarnachitt is currently a writer/producer  on DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.  He is a Michigan native and like any good Asian student, was pre-med at the University of Michigan for 3 years. Much to his parents’ dismay, he switched tracks and graduated with a Film degree.  Ray... Read More →
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Andrew Veeder

Creative Executive, Scripted, Stage 13
Andrew is a Creative Executive at Stage 13, developing and producing scripted content with an emphasis on trying to tell fresh and different stories from emerging talent, including the Emmy-nominated “Special” on Netflix. The product of a naval father and artist mother, he moved... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701