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Saturday, October 26 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Inside the Writers Room: Empire

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Join us as we go inside the writers room of Empire with a few of the series’ original writers – Joshua Allen, Eric Haywood, Attica Locke, and Malcolm Spellman. In this conversation, they’ll discuss their experience in the writers room of the popular Fox drama series when the show first burst onto the scene, and what it was like to suddenly find themselves writing for a hit series.

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

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Alvaro Rodriguez

writer From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, RUST (Showtime); co-creator/executive producer Seis Manos

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Joshua Allen

co-executive producer Almost Family; writer/producer Empire
Joshua Allen, a native of Chicago, is a writer and co-executive producer on Fox’s Almost Family. He was previously a writer and producer on Fox’s Empire and CBS’s Hostages. As a playwright, he was the recipient of a New Voices/New York Fellowship from the Lark Play Development... Read More →
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Eric Haywood

co-executive Producer For Life, Power, Empire
Eric Haywood was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.He began his career as a music video director while still enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Filmmaking. After relocating to Atlanta, Eric went on to direct and produce... Read More →
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Attica Locke

author of five books; writer/producer When They See Us, Little Fires Everywhere
Attica Locke’s latest novel Heaven, My Home, sequel to the Edgar Award winning Bluebird, Bluebird was published in September of this year. Her novel Pleasantville was the winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was also long-listed for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s... Read More →
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Malcolm Spellman

writer/executive producer Falcon & Winter Soldier, Truth Be Told; co-executive producer Empire

Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by International Screenwriters’ Association 604 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701