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Thursday, October 13 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
The Filmscape: Studio vs. Indie Storytelling

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Panelists who have dabbled in both indie and studio film discuss the major benefits, challenges, and differences in regards to creative freedoms, relationships, and sustainability.

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Dennis Bishop

Moderator; producer The Trip to Bountiful, Dexter; production executive The Fast and the Furious; VP of Production HBO Barbarians at the Gate, And the Band Played On
The genesis of Dennis’ filmmaking career began with a Nikon F camera that his brother Gary gave him and the intimate portrait that he shot of his family’s Christmas. A native Texan, Dennis has overseen numerous commercially successful and award winning feature and television productions including: Horton Foote’s Academy Award winning, The Trip to Bountiful; Universal Pictures’ The Fast and the Furious and the acclaimed... Read More →

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Matt Cook

writer/co-producer Triple Nine, By Way of Helena; co-writer Patriots Day
Cook is a screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films and television. His work includes The Duel (formerly By Way of Helena), Triple Nine, and Patriot’s Day. Both By Way of Helena (2010) and Triple Nine (2012) made the top 10 of The Black List. Cook broke into the industry in 2009 and has since written for Warner Bros, Fox, New Regency, DreamWorks, Sony, and CBS Films. In the feature world, he is currently... Read More →
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Jody Lambert

director/co-writer Brave New Jersey (AFF 2016 World Premiere); co-writer/co-producer People Like Us
Jody Lambert directed and co-wrote the comedy feature Brave New Jersey, starring Tony Hale, Heather Burns, Anna Camp, Dan Bakkedahl and Mel Rodriguez (2016 AFF World Premiere). He cowrote and co-produced the DreamWorks drama People Like Us, starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer. He's written projects for Sony Pictures, producer Brett Ratner, FOX TV, producer Seth Gordon, and FilmNation/Endgame. He directed the... Read More →
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Chris Sparling

writer Buried, The Sea of Trees, ATM; writer/director Mercy, The Atticus Institute
Chris Sparling wrote the 2010 film BURIED starring Ryan Reynolds, for which he won "Best Original Screenplay" from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. His Black List script, ATM, was produced by Gold Circle Films and released by IFC Films in 2012. His feature directing debut, the supernatural thriller THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE, was released in early 2015 by Universal Pictures. THE SEA OF TREES, which he wrote and produced -- starring... Read More →
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Oren Uziel

writer/director Shimmer Lake; writer 22 Jump Street, Freaks of Nature, The God Particle
Oren Uziel recently directed his first feature, SHIMMER LAKE, which previously won an award at the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Production recently wrapped on his science fiction film THE GOD PARTICLE, directed by Julius Onah and produced by JJ Abrams. His previous credits include 22 JUMP STREET and FREAKS OF NATURE.

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

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