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Thursday, October 13 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Script-to-Screen: Little Women

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How do you adapt a beloved classic for the big screen? Sit down with Robin Swicord as she unpacks Little Women’s journey from novel to script to screen, and how the story evolved throughout the process. Using specific scenes as examples, Swicord will discuss writing a well-balanced ensemble piece, distilling a two-hour film from a detailed saga of source material, and the role of female storytellers in recreating this enduring tale of girlhood.

Those who enrolled in the advance sign-up for this session are required to show up 15 minutes early and will be admitted first. The panel will then open to remaining Badge holders.

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Marcie Mayhorn

Moderator; Writer's PA "A.P.B."
Marcie Mayhorn is a Texas native and an AFF alum. (You might remember the loads of emails she sent to you as the AFF Office Manager or Conference Coordinator a few years ago.)  She now resides in Los Angeles. Marcie was the Line Producer's assistant on "CSI: Cyber", and currently... Read More →

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Robin Swicord

writer Little Women, Memoirs of a Geisha, Practical Magic, Matilda; writer/director The Jane Austen Book Club, Wakefield (2016)
Robin Swicord is primarily known for her work as a screenwriter for Memoirs Of A Geisha (Satellite Award for best screenplay); Little Women, (co-producer, Writers Guild award nomination); Matilda (co-written and co-produced with Nicholas Kazan); and the cult comedy Shag (shared... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by Final Draft