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Heart of Film
Jury Award Winner
Stories From Abroad
Extra Ticket Required
Producers Badge Roundtable
Young Filmmakers Program
2016 Extraordinary Contribution to Film award recipient
2016 Outstanding Television Writer award recipient
2016 Distinguished Screenwriter award recipient
director/producer ProGamer; Master of Architecture NDSU
Moderator; Professor at UCLA; Director of Hollins University Graduate...
President Comedy Central
Director of Outreach for Columbia University's Department of Astronomy
creator/executive producer Masters of Sex; writer The Pacific, John...
writer/director One Night, Hala
co-director The Harvest Run
professor UT Austin; creator What Jane Saw
producer Chronesthesia; writer Born To Dance
writer In Living Color, Sister, Sister, Kenan & Kel; writer/director...
co-creator/executive producer How I Met Your Mother; writer American...
Director of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
cinematographer/filmmaker House of Elegance, The Ville, Loves Her...
writer/executive producer Counterpart, Da Vinci's Demons, Eureka,...
founder/CEO Seed&Spark; co-creator F*ck Yes!
Business Agent WGA East
writer Stone; 8-time AFF Screenwriting Competition Second Rounder;...
Moderator; producer The Trip to Bountiful, Dexter; production...
writer/director Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; writer Lethal...
Director of Commercial and Branded Content
Moderator; writer/director Cents; contributor No Film School
creator Minority Report (television show); writer Godzilla (2014),...
Senior Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency
writer/producer Justified, The Player, Snowfall
Manager at Washington Square Arts & Film
Director of Programming, Rooster Teeth
Moderator; Director of the School of Journalism, UT Austin
Kelly Jo Brick
writer Pause, The Jewel in the Woods; contributing editor TVWriter.com
Production For Use; producer Punk in Africa, No No: A Dockumentary,...
Tom E. Brown
writer/director Pushing Dead
Post Production Pixar; AFF Screenwriting Competition Finalist
Chief Creative Officer/Co-Founder, Rooster Teeth
writer/director Electric Nostalgia; co-founder Planet Thunder...
Chief Business Development Officer, Colaborator
writer/producer Justified, Revenge, Nashville, Empire
Smitha R. Chadaga
co-founder Doctors on Set
Moderator; author The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of...
director/producer/editor The Big Flip, Sugared Peas
director Hard Reset 3D; visual effects artist; cinematographer
CEO/co-founder Adaptive Studios; executive producer Project...
Partner at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman
Jacque Edmonds Cofer
writer/producer Martin, Living Single, Moesha; creator/showrunner...
writer/director/producer Suburban Cowboy
writer/co-producer Triple Nine, By Way of Helena; co-writer Patriots...
Supervising Producer, Rooster Teeth
Moderator; Professor at Texas State University
writer Creed; director
writer/director Middle Man
Moderator; Former Editor of Texas Monthly
Bryan J Davidson
Creative Executive for Walt Disney Animation Studios
executive producer Shipping Wars, Marshal Law: Texas, Skin Tight;...
producer Awkward Black Girl, Guidance, The Choir, Sequin Raze,...
writer iZombie, Play It Again, Dick
Nashville Writers Conference
Head Writer Live Action
writer Bride Wars, Saving Silverman
Diani & Devine Prod
Diani & Devine Productions
Writer/Director/Producer "Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse" "The...
writer/director Sironia, Victor, When Jack Went Glamping; director A...
Literary Manager/ Producer at Pannon Entertainment, Inc.
Presenter of the 2016 Extraordinary Contribution to Film award recipient
writer The Heat, Ghostbusters (2016), Parks and Recreation
writer/director Crunch Time
Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder
producer Stranger Than Fiction, Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee,...
president Enderby Entertainment; producer An Ordinary Man, Blackway,...
Moderator; Screenplay/Teleplay Director Austin Film Festival
writer/director Follow; Moderator
writer Red Eye; co-writer Disturbia, The Last House on the Left...
creator/executive producer/showrunner You're The Worst; co-executive...
co-writer Dumb & Dumber; co-writer/director There’s Something About...
VP of Scripted Programming at AMC/Sundance TV
writer Snowden, The Homesman, The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez
co-founder Doctors on Set
writer/co-creator Over The Hedge; writer/illustrator The Odd Squad...
writer The Fosters (S1-2), Next Caller, Awkward (S1-2)
Moderator; host/executive producer/writer The Daytripper
Moderator; author; professor at Baylor University
Counsel, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
writer/director My Viola; producer Head on Pictures Inc.
marketing director/programmer Violet Crown Cinemas
writer/director Friends with Benefits, Easy A, Annie; co-creator The...
writer/director Don McKay, Life Of A King, Holding Patterns
actor Veep, Arrested Development, Stranger Than Fiction, The Heat,...
writer/director Along Came Polly, I Love You, Man, Why Him? (2016);...
Moderator; co-writer/director ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, Junk
John Lee Hancock
writer/director The Alamo, The Blind Side; director The Rookie,...
James V Hart
writer Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Contact, Tuck Everlasting,...
writer/producer The Invitation; writer Crazy/Beautiful, Ride Along,...
writer/director A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, It's Not About the Nail, At...
writer Saturday Night Live, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer,...
director/writer Homestate, Baghdad Texas, Brownwood, Brothers. Dogs....
writer Shut In (2016), Untitled Transformers Stand-Alone (2018),...
Karol Ann Hoeffner
Head of Feature Development at Dreamworks Animation
writer/director The Big Spoon; director Distance; commercial director
CEO/Co-Founder Rooster Teeth
writer/co-producer Balls Out; co-creator/co-writer Crunch Time;...
producer In a Valley of Violence, Sleepwalk with Me, Don't Think...
Mark Johnson - Gran Via Productions; executive producer Better Call...
creator/writer/director/producer Starting From Now; writer/director...
writer/co-executive producer The Walking Dead; writer Terriers
Manager Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
founder/creative director Republic Ventures Group
writer/director The Tiger Hunter
Co-founder Madhouse Entertainment
writer/director/producer Quaker Oaths
writer The Discovery (2017), The One I Love
writer/director/producer; credits include: The Last Five Years, P.S....
director/co-writer Brave New Jersey (AFF 2016 World Premiere);...
Senior Vice President of Animation & Family Entertainment at Marvel
Managing/Literary Director at Stage Rights; writer
International Consultant for The Gersh Agency
actor/producer Starting From Now, Skin Deep
VP of Programming at New Form
Sony Pictures Animation
Senior Vice President of Creative Development
writer The Jungle Book (2016), creator/executive producer Counterpart...
writer Big Love; writer/producer The Big C, The Affair, the upcoming...
producer Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color Purple, Seabiscuit, The...
writer/producer Chalk, Bobbie Sue, Free Birds
Thaddeus D Matula
director Pony Excess, Brian and the Boz
Moderator; Writer's PA "A.P.B."
co-host ScriptNotes; writer Identity Thief, The Hangover Parts II &...
co-director The Harvest Run; writer/director Party Like the Queen of...
Moderator; writer Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove, Steven...
writer Saturday Night Live, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,...
director The One I love, Silicon Valley; co-writer/director The...
writer/producer Scandal, Private Practice
director From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Ladrones (2015)
creator/executive producer New Girl; writer No Strings Attached
Moderator; actor Mustang Island, You Hurt My Feelings
writer Thor, X-MEN: First Class, Power Rangers (2016), Big Trouble in...
James Andrew Miller
Moderator; author Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s...
Senior Film Program Director Austin Film Festival
writer/producer Mork and Mindy, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Saturday...
writer/producer Scandal, Still Star-Crossed
Moderator; Executive Director/Co-Founder Austin Film Festival
writer Man Up
Executive, Entertainment Diversity Initiatives for NBC Entertainment
writer/director The Intergalactic Nemesis, Hit & Run, Buttercup
writer (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our...
writer/director Loving (2016), Midnight Special, Mud, Take Shelter,...
Moderator; Program Director Writers’ League of Texas
actor Parks & Recreation, Middle Man
Moderator; Executive Director of the Writers' League of Texas
co-writer Barbershop 3, Girl Trip, The Neighbors, The Start-UP,...
writer Nancy Drew, Adventures in Babysitting
writer Sisters, Saturday Night Live
writer/producer On Story
writer Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel (2019), Pokémon (2018)
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
partner Enderby Entertainment; writer Beverly Hills Cop, The Big...
writer/producer Rudy, Hoosiers; writer/director My All American
co-writer/co-director, 5 Doctors (AFF 2016 World Premiere), Comedy...
Laura Lee Prather
Partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP
writer/co-producer The Cell, Oldboy; writer Thor, I Am Legend
writer Dr T and the Women, Cookie's Fortune; script supervisor Funny...
Alex Jenkins Reid
writer/co-creator Resident Advisors; writer Angie Tribeca, Sing It!,...
writer Moana, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Untitled Wreck-It Ralph...
Practice Leader Media & Entertainment at Hiscox Insurance
writer of Now You See Me; consulting producer/writer Jessica Jones,...
Vice President/Senior Counsel Original Programming at HBO
writer The Motorcycle Diaries, The 33, On the Road, Letters to...
actor/writer/director Psych; director Gravy, Rosewood, Rush Hour,...
writer Last Rampage (2017), You, Mine (2018), Machete, From Dusk Till...
writer Making a Scene with James Franco, Camp; creator Soho Haus Rules
writer/director The Law of Averages; co-writer/co-producer CHUM
writer The Last Supper; writer/director Freeloaders; writer/producer...
writer High Fidelity, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Con Air, Beautiful Girls
creator/executive producer/host I'll Have What Phil's Having,...
President, NBC Entertainment
Anne Cofell Saunders
co-executive producer Timeless; writer Battlestar Galactica, 24;...
Creative Development Associate Pixar Animation Studios
founder/CEO Republic Ventures Group
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