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Thursday, October 13 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Alternative Ways to Break In

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While there are countless platforms to get your script noticed, the landscape of breaking in is constantly shifting. These days, one of the best ways to launch your writing career is through screenplay competitions, labs, and fellowships. But what separates one from another, and which is the best fit for you? Representatives from various writing programs will share what they look for, what they can offer, and how to use these platforms as a calling card in the industry.

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Cindy McCreery

Moderator; writer Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove, Steven King's Haven, Seventh Day, Parker; Disney/ABC Feature Writing Fellow; Professor UT Austin
Cindy McCreery is an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin.  Previously she taught screenwriting at UC Santa Barbara and The UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting.  She is a graduate of the Walt Disney/ABC... Read More →

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Greg Beal

Director of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Since 1989, Greg Beal has administered the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting program. Over the past 18 months, he has written articles for Written By magazine. Prior to joining the Academy, Beal coordinated programs at the AFI and taught film and screenwriting at Syracuse... Read More →
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Matt Dy

Moderator; Screenplay/Teleplay Director Austin Film Festival
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Grace Moss

Executive, Entertainment Diversity Initiatives for NBC Entertainment
Grace Borrero Moss currently serves as an executive in Entertainment Diversity Initiatives for NBC Entertainment. In this role, she helps oversee multiple programs that focus on discovering, cultivating and showcasing talented writers, directors and actors of diverse backgrounds... Read More →
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Rebecca Windsor

Manager of Warner Bros. Television Workshop
Rebecca Windsor is the Manager of the Warner Bros. Television Workshop, helping to find and cultivate new emerging voices to develop TV and digital series.  Previously, she was the Creative Producing Initiative Manager of Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program, playing a key... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room