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Saturday, October 26 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Breaking into TV

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The writers room is full of opportunities for new and aspiring writers. So how do you get staffed, and what kind of writing samples do you need to break into the room? This panel of new TV hires will discuss how they broke in along with their advice for getting your foot in the door—and working your way up the ladder.

Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge to attend.

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Nick Watson

writer Final Space, Littlest Pet Shop: World of Our Own; co-host Paper Team

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Jimmy Mosqueda

writer Legacies, Schooled
Jimmy Mosqueda is a writer, California native, and a lover of maple donuts. He was previously a finalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition with his comedy WINNER KILLS ALL (fka VALEDICTORIAN), and has participated in the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Intensive... Read More →
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Paul Puri

writer, Chicago Med; Psychiatrist
Paul Puri is a TV writer and psychiatrist, currently working as a Story Editor on CHICAGO MED on NBC. He began writing short stories in childhood with his first screenplay at 17, bad plays in college, and spec scripts during his medical training. He won Scriptapalooza in 2014, which... Read More →
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April Shih

writer Evel, You're The Worst, Undone, Mrs. America
April Shih is a Los Angeles-based television writer and filmmaker. Growing up in a sleepy beach suburb, Aprilentertained herself by catfishing people in AOL chatrooms. This penchant for making shit up eventually turnedinto a passion for storytelling, and after high school April attended... 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 →

Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room 604 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701