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Saturday, October 26 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
The Screenwriters Toolbox: Setting

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Whenever and wherever your story takes place, a well-developed setting is crucial to writing a compelling narrative. This panel will tour different landscapes of setting in film and television and how space and time can influence the tone of your story.

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

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Courtenay Hameister

moderator; host PRI's Live Wire 2003-2013; co-writer The Benefits of Gusbandry; author Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things

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Dave Kajganich

creator/showrunner The Terror; writer/producer Suspiria, writer/executive producer A Bigger Splash; writer True Story
Dave is a screenwriter and producer in both television and features, having come to filmmaking from studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. He's most recently written an adaptation of Tim Winton's THE RIDERS for Ridley Scott, an adaptation of the YA novel... Read More →
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Ayanna Floyd Davis

showrunner/writer The Chi; writer Private Practice, Hannibal, Falling Skies
Ayanna Floyd Davis has been making her mark as a writer and producer in the television industry for almost two decades. She has written and produced some of TV’s hottest series and has worked for some of the most renowned showrunners in the business. Most recently, Ayanna flexed... Read More →
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Virgil Williams

co-writer Mudbound
A veteran television writer and producer, Williams’ extensive credits include the ground-breaking dramas “ER” and “24”, as well as Fox’s “The Chicago Code” and six seasons of CBS’s long-running procedural drama, “Criminal Minds”. In November of 2017 Williams... Read More →
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Jeffrey Lieber

writer/showrunner Lost, Miami Medical, AIsha, NCIS New Orleans
Jeffrey Lieber is a former actor and playwright, who became a showrunner and a dad and a mad-ass progressive and big over-user of ellipses. And... oh... you get the gist. Lost, Miami Medical, AIsha (upcoming), NCIS New Orleans and other random adventures.

Saturday October 26, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Historic Sanctuary 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701