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Friday, October 25 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
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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Deena Kalai

Deena Kalai is an intellectual property attorney and startup advisor with offices in both Austin and Manhattan. She represents individuals and businesses engaged in entertainment, intellectual property and technology, including film, television, fashion, literary publishing, and mobile/interactive... Read More →
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Matthew Dartnell

manager Writ Large
Matt Dartnell is a California-bred literary manager with a deep love for film, television, podcasts, and the unique voices and strange perspectives that generate these stories. His specialty is helping creatives navigate the ups and downs of Hollywood while developing great material... Read More →
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Charles Kim

writer Heroes, Ben 10; comic book writer
Chuck Kim got his revenge on his Korean immigrant parents for burning his comic book collection and not allowing him to watch TV—by becoming a writer in both television and comic books.At the age of seven, Chuck was allowed to pick his “Western” name, picking Charlie after “Snoopy... Read More →
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Dayo Adesokan

writer Superstore, Downward Dog, Young & Hungry
Dayo Adesokan was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where he spent his childhood watching Fresh Prince of Bel-Air re-runs. When he was seven, his family won the Visa Lottery at next to nothing odds and moved to Chicago, Illinois. Growing up an outsider, he developed an early affinity for comedy... 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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Micah Cyrus

writers' assistant All American; consulting producer Dead Girls Detective Agency; former writers' assistant Step Up High Water, The Resident
Micah currently serves as the Writers’ Assistant on All American (CW). Previously, he was a Consulting Producer on Dead Girls Detective Agency (Snapchat). Micah has also served as the Writers’ Assistant on Season 2 of the Lionsgate/YouTube Premium series, Step Up High Water and... 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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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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Aaron Ginsburg

co-executive Producer/writer New Amsterdam, The 100
Aaron Ginsburg is a writer/producer who has worked in television and film in Los Angeles for over a decade. He is currently a Co-Executive Producer on NBC’s hit medical drama, New Amsterdam. Before that, he was a Co-Executive Producer on CW’s critically acclaimed Sci-Fi drama... Read More →
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Philip Levens

creator/showrunner Ascension; executive producer South Beach; writer/producer Smallville, Night Vision, Knight Rider
PHILIP LEVENS grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and attended The University of Texas in Austin before moving to Los Angeles. He created and was showrunner of “Ascension” for Universal and Lionsgate, now on Netflix. He recently wrote a serialized trial series for A&E called “The Accused... Read More →
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Carolyn Stotesbery-Levens

actor Agent X, Castle, Love & Mercy; writer/producer Menace of Venice, Carry The World, The Vintage
Multi-hyphenate talent, CAROLYN STOTESBERY-LEVENS, is a writer, actor and producer. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she began modeling as a teenager and moved to Los Angeles for work when she was cast in MTV’s “Undressed.” As an actor, Carolyn has appeared in major studio movies... Read More →
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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 →
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Samantha McIntyre

writer Unicorn Store; writer/producer People of Earth; executive story editor Married; writer/supervising producer Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
Samantha wrote the feature film UNICORN STORE (now streaming on Netflix) with Brie Larson starring and directing. In television, Samantha has developed pilots for ABC and The CW, and most recently wrote for two seasons on the TBS series PEOPLE OF EARTH. Samantha has staffed on several... Read More →
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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 →
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Meta Valentic

Development Executive, Entertainment Media Management; executive producer The Donors; producer Urbania; assistant director Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Castle, Bones, Lost
Meta Valentic began her career as the youngest member of the DGA Assistant Director'sTraining Program. Her assistant director credits include CASTLE, LOST, and BONES, andall 4 seasons of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning musical comedy CRAZY EXGIRLFRIEND. Meta wasnominated for 2 Directors... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701