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Saturday, October 26 • 9:00am - 10:15am
On Writing Sci-Fi

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With the resurgence of mega hits and big-budget adventure films continuing to dominate at the box office, Sci-Fi has taken the lead as one of the industry’s most popular and lucrative genres. So how do these incredibly visual projects read on the page before they make it to the big screen, and what steps does it take to get there? Panelists will share their experiences writing for science fiction, and give their advice for crafting stories that are truly out of this world.

Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, Weekend, or Lone Star Badge for entry.

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Paul Alvarado-Dykstra

Paul Alvarado-Dykstra is VP of Operations and Marketing for New Sky Pictures, overseeing development and production for their New Sky Kids channel, which has over 2 million subscribers and 1.5 billion views worldwide on YouTube, and will soon launch an ad-free premium subscription... Read More →

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Gary Whitta

writer, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Book of Eli, After Earth
GARY WHITTA is a screenwriter and author best known as co-writer of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. He also wrote the post-apocalyptic thriller THE BOOK OF ELI starring Denzel Washington, co-wrote the Will Smith sci-fi adventure AFTER EARTH, and served as writer and story consultant... Read More →
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Emily Carmichael

writer Jurassic World 3, Pacific Rim: Uprising, The Black Hole
Emily Carmichael. Emily is a writer and director of science fiction, fantasy, and action movies. Her short films have screened at Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, Tribeca, and numerous other top festivals all around the world. The success of these shorts had Nerdist calling her a “talented... Read More →

Saturday October 26, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
800 Congress 800 Congress, Austin, TX 78701