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Sunday, October 27 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Creators and Showrunners

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The roles of the creator/showrunner carry a wide range of responsibilities—from running the writers room to managing the series and its staff at every step of the production process. In this panel, creators and showrunners will discuss their experience getting a series off the ground and the many hats you wear as the head of a TV series.

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

avatar for Matt Dy

Matt Dy

Manager, Lit Entertainment Group; Former Director of Script Competitions, Austin Film Festival

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Steven Canals

creator/executive producer POSE
Hailing from The Bronx, Steven Canals is the Creator and Executive Producer of the Golden Globe nominated and Peabody Award winning FX drama series POSE. A 2015 graduate of UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting program, he began his journey as a storyteller in high school, producing the documentary... Read More →
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Ben Cory Jones

writer/creator Boomerang; writer Insecure, Underground; producer Step Sisters
Ben Cory Jones currently serves as the showrunner/executive producer of the BET comedyseries, BOOMERANG, loosely based on the iconic 90’s-era film, starring Eddie Murphy andHalle Berry. Lena Waithe and Halle Berry also serve as executive producers.Most recently and prior to Boomerang... Read More →

Sunday October 27, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by International Screenwriters’ Association 604 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701