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Saturday, October 26 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film*

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft and business of writing for film. This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to screenwriters, directors, producers, executives, and studio reps 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 film.

*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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Patricia K. Meyer

producer The Women of Brewster Place; Executive Producer This is My Life; writer/director/producer The List
With her passion for true crime stories and the tragicomic foibles of humanity, screenwriter/producer Patricia K. Meyer has written eight feature adaptations for the major studios, including Touchstone, for Martin Scorsese, and New Line for Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions. She... Read More →
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Chris Mass

writer/producer Chalk, Bobbie Sue, Free Birds
Chris Mass co-wrote, produced, and starred in his first feature Chalk, which garnered numerous festival awards including AFF's Jury and Audience Awards before going on to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. The feature brought Chris his first studio gig at Universal as well... Read More →
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Taylor Allen

writer/executive producer Chappaquiddick; editor The Simpsons
Taylor Allen is a writer and an editor living in lovely Los Angeles, California. His credits include the 2018 film Chappaquiddick, which he co-wrote and executive produced alongside his writing and producing partner Andrew Logan. The script earned them a spot on The Black List (and... Read More →
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Jeffrey Brown

producer Cowboys, Nothing Stays The Same, Punk in Africa, No No: A Dockumentary, Through The Repellent Fence, Every Night’s A Saturday Night, Vinyl Generation, Yallah! Underground, Pirating Pirates, Mamas & Papas, Kooky
Jeffrey Brown has produced a number of award-winning narrative features and feature documentaries in Europe, Africa and N. America, playing festivals such as Sundance, IDFA, Tribeca, SXSW, Rotterdam, New York FF, Berlinale, Edinburgh, Durban, and being released on Netflix, HBO, Showtime... Read More →
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Pierce Cravens

producer Oh, Hello (Broadway), Saint Frances
Pierce Cravens was recently appointed President of Newsweek Studios, Newsweek Magazine’s newly formed film distribution and production arm. His most recent narrative feature, SAINT FRANCES, won the Audience Award at this year’s SXSW. On Broadway, Pierce produced Nick Kroll and... Read More →
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Stephany Folsom

writer Star Wars Resistance, Toy Story 4; writer/consulting producer Lord of the Rings (2019); writer/executive producer Paper Girls
Stephany Folsom traveled the world producing short-form docs before her script 1969 A SPACE ODYSSEY: OR HOW KUBRICK LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LAND ON THE MOON made the 2013 Black List and Hit List. Since then, she's worked on Marvel's THOR: RAGNAROK, wrote on Lucasfilm's STAR WARS... Read More →
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Michael Fry

writer/co-creator Over The Hedge; writer/illustrator The Odd Squad series, How To Be A Supervillain series; co-writer/illustrator The Naughty List series
Michael Fry is an author/illustrator/screenwriter. He is the co-creator/writer of the syndicated comic strip Over the Hedge that inspired the 2006 DreamWorks Animation feature animated film (the most successful film ever made from a comic strip). He is also the creator of three additional... Read More →
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Glenn Gers

writer Fracture, Mad Money; writer/director Like.Share.Follow, Disfigured
Glenn Gers was born and raised in New York City, and graduated from Yale University. His original screenplay NIGHTBIRDS won a Fellowship Grant in Screenwriting from the New York Foundation For The Arts. He has been a professional screen-and-television writer for 25 years, working... Read More →
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David Gleeson

writer Tolkien, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, The Grimm Legacy, Down to a Sunless Sea; writer/director Don't Go, The Front Line, Cowboys & Angels
David Gleeson hails from a family of cinema-owners in rural Ireland and attributes his career path to a deep childhood immersion in movies. Following a 5 year stint in the UK North Sea oil industry, followed by another 2 in the Arctic Circle, David made his feature film debut as... Read More →
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Henry Jones

writer Jupiter's Legacy; 2016 Drama, Sci-Fi, and Enderby Entertainment Screenplay Award Recipient
Henry's screenplay, STATIC, won the Drama, Sci-Fi and Enderby Entertainment Awards at the 2016 Austin Film Festival – a feat never before achieved in the prestigious festival’s 20+ year history. He's gone on to find success in features and television as a writer and producer.He's... Read More →
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Matt Lieberman

writer The Christmas Chronicles, Free Guy, Playing with Fire, The Addams Family, Meet the Machines, Scooby Doo, Monster on the Hill
MATT LIEBERMAN recently sold spec script MEET THE MACHINES to Lionsgate with LitEntertainment and Temple Hill producing.His black list script FREE GUY is currently in pre-production at 20th Century Fox with BerlantiProductions and Lit Entertainment attached to produce. Shawn Levy... Read More →
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Lucas Martell

writer/director Pigeon: Impossible, The OceanMaker
Lucas’ award-winning short films PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE and THE OCEANMAKER have been seen more than 20-million times online and screened at over 350 festivals in 63 different countries. PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE was bought by Fox Animation / Blue Sky with Chernin Entertainment producing the... Read More →
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Chris Sparling

writer Buried, The Sea of Trees, Down a Dark Hall; writer/director Mercy, The Atticus Institute
Chris Sparling wrote the 2010 film BURIED starring Ryan Reynolds, for which he won "Best Original Screenplay" from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. THE SEA OF TREES, which he wrote and produced -- starring Matthew McConaughey, Namoi Watts, and directed by Gus Van... Read More →

Saturday October 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701