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Saturday, October 26 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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.

ROUNDTABLE SIGN UP HOURS:
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

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Ginsburg

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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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 →
avatar for Dayo Adesokan

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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Julie Benson

writer Wu Assassins, The 100, DC Comics Batgirl, Birds of Prey comic, Green Arrow comic; co-producer Untitled Star Trek Animated Series for Nickelodeon
Shawna and Julie are a sister writing team who not only share the same birthday (three years apart), but also a love of genre TV/Film and Comics. That love inspired their move from the cornfields of Illinois to sunny Los Angeles to pursue careers in screenwriting. The Benson Sisters... Read More →
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Shawna Benson

writer/co-producer Wu Assassins, The 100; writer DC's Batgirl, Birds of Prey comic, Green Arrow comic; co-producer Untitled Star Trek Animated Series for Nickelodeon
Shawna and Julie are a sister writing team who not only share the same birthday (three years apart), but also a love of genre TV/Film and Comics. That love inspired their move from the cornfields of Illinois to sunny Los Angeles to pursue careers in screenwriting. The Benson Sisters... Read More →
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Micah Fitzerman-Blue

co-writer Transparent, The Motel Life, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster are Peabody Award winning and Emmy-nominated writers and producers. Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster spent four seasons working on TRANSPARENT for Amazon Studios.They are co-writers and executive producers of the upcoming movie A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN... Read More →
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Ryan P. Hall

Head of Development, Rooster Teeth; executive producer Blood Fest, Lazer Team 2, Immerson: Shark Week
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Noah Harpster

co-writer Transparent, The Motel Life, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster are Peabody Award winning and Emmy-nominated writers and producers. Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster spent four seasons working on TRANSPARENT for Amazon Studios.They are co-writers and executive producers of the upcoming movie A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN... Read More →
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Spiro Skentzos

moderator; Co-Chair, WGA's LGBTQ+ Writers Committee; Creator, "Intro To TV Writing" Panel, San Diego Comic Con; co-creator/co-writer Chadam; writer Grimm, Arrow
Growing up speaking Spanish, Greek and English at home, Spiro developed an early interest in language, which inspired him to write. His first foray into screenwriting was as a young boy, when he wrote a script for his Star Wars figures where they battled his sister’s giant, menacing... Read More →
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Conrad Sun

Literary Manager, Meridian Artists
Conrad Sun joined Meridian Artists in 2014 to head their Los Angeles Division. Conrad devotes his efforts toward building the Los Angeles roster, and supporting all of Meridian's LA based clients for both staffing and development. Additionally Conrad works with the Toronto office... 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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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 →
avatar for Rebecca Windsor

Rebecca Windsor

Director, Warner Bros. Television Workshop
Rebecca Windsor is the Director of the Warner Bros. Television Workshop, the premier writing and directing program for professionals looking to start and/or further their careers in television.  She also oversees the Fresh Ink Initiative, focusing on finding emerging talent to develop... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

Attendees (88)