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Thursday, October 13 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
*Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft and business of writing for film. How do you break in, deal with contracts and options, and find representation? What’s the difference between indie and studio films, and what happens when your movie goes into development? What are the most essential habits and routines to assume? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to screenwriters, directors, producers, executives, and studio reps in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the creative and business sides of breaking into and writing for film.

*This Roundtable requires advance registration at the Roundtable Sign-up Table in the Driskill Mezzanine; the Roundtable takes place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street. Only one roundtable sign-up slot per registrant. Registrants must have the day-approopriate badge.


ROUNDTABLE SIGN UP HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 12 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 13 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 14 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 15 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Panelists
avatar for Emily Best

Emily Best

founder/CEO Seed&Spark; co-creator F*ck Yes!
Emily Best founded Seed&Spark to make a contribution to the truly independent community in which she would like to make moving pictures. Synthesizing subscription streaming and crowdfunding, Seed&Spark delivers sustainability for artists and diversity of content for audiences - and has the highest crowdfunding success rate in the world (over 75%). Emily and her team travel the country teaching creators to leverage the tools for great... Read More →
avatar for Asmara Bhattacharya

Asmara Bhattacharya

writer Stone; 8-time AFF Screenwriting Competition Second Rounder; creator DickFlicks.net
A produced screenwriter and playwright, Asmara Bhattacharya’s scripts have placed multiple times at AFF and Nicholl as well as in many other competitions.  Last year, she co-produced a staged reading of “Land of Enchantment” for veteran filmmaker Pen Densham at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.  A trusted sounding board and consultant for industry professionals, she is developing a webseries and several short... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

Production For Use; producer Punk in Africa, No No: A Dockumentary, Moving Mountains: A Land Art Film, Vinyl Generation, Yallah! Underground, Pirating Pirates, Mamas & Papas
Jeffrey Brown has produced several award-winning narrative features and feature documentaries in Europe, Africa and the USA. He is Co-Producer of No No: A Dockumentary on outspoken 1970s baseball player Dock Ellis, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, was released theatrically in 40 cities and is currently available on Netflix, Showtime and ESPN. His narrative features include Mamas & Papas which won Best Film and Best Script... Read More →
avatar for Owen Egerton

Owen Egerton

writer/director Follow; Moderator
Owen Egerton is the writer/director of the horror film Follow, a Black List honored screenwriter and the author of several books including How Best to Avoid Dying and The Book of Harold, The Illegitimate Son of God, which was optioned by Warner Brothers Television. He’s also one of the talents behind the Alamo Drafthouse’s Master Pancake Theater and host of public radio’s The Write Up.
avatar for Jacob Jaffke

Jacob Jaffke

producer In a Valley of Violence, Sleepwalk with Me, Don't Think Twice, The Sacrament, Jamie Marks Is Dead
Jacob Jaffke is an award­winning producer and the head of development & production for filmmaker Tate Taylor's Wyolah Films. Before joining Wyolah in early 2016, Jaffke was the head of feature film development at producer Eric Newman's Studiocanal backed co­venture Grand Electric. In his role with Grand Electric, he supervised the development of nearly two dozen features including the adaptation of the Trevor Lummis book LIFE &... Read More →
avatar for Justin Lader

Justin Lader

writer The Discovery (2017), The One I Love
After receiving a film degree from the University of Central Florida, Justin went on to attend the American Film Institute (AFI) where he received his Masters in Screenwriting.  While at AFI, Justin met Charlie McDowell who was enrolled in the directing program.  Their partnership culminated with the film "The One I Love", which starred Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss.  The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where... Read More →
avatar for Jono Matt

Jono Matt

Jono Matt attended San Francisco's most fake sounding school, The Academy of Art University, where he majored in Screenwriting and Editing. After college, he became a director's assistant to DGA President, Paris Barclay, on the TV shows "Sons of Anarchy" and "Glee." Since transitioning to writing full time, he has completed the action-adventure reboot of "Doctor Dolittle" and he's optioned multiple screenplays -- with one currently casting... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller

writer Thor, X-MEN: First Class, Power Rangers (2016), Big Trouble in Little China; writer/producer Fringe, Black Sails
Ashley Edward Miller grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from The College of William and Mary. He began his professional writing career on Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and continues to write and produce for television, most recently on Black Sails. A screenwriter on Thor and X-Men: First Class, Ashley’s current feature projects include Power Rangers and a remake of Big Trouble in Little China.  Ashley is also co-author... Read More →
avatar for James Andrew Miller

James Andrew Miller

Moderator; author Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artist Agency; co-author Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN, Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
James Andrew Miller is an award-winning journalist whose latest book, “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artist Agency” was an instant New York Times bestseller. Previously he co-authored “Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN,” which was a #1 national bestseller, and “Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live,” which stayed on the New York Times... Read More →
avatar for Glen Powell

Glen Powell

Glen Powell was born and raised in Austin and has been a part of the film community since he was a kid, working with Texas film icons like Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, The Wilson Brothers, and Kat Candler all before graduating Westwood High School. He attended the University of Texas at Austin as a Radio-Television-Film major and since moving to Los Angeles he has appeared in such films as The Great Debaters, The Dark Knight Rises, Ride... Read More →
avatar for Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera

writer The Motorcycle Diaries, The 33, On the Road, Letters to Juliet, Trade
José Rivera is a recipient of two Obie Awards for playwriting for Marisol and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, both produced by The Public Theatre, New York.  His plays Cloud Tectonics (Playwrights Horizons), Boleros for the Disenchanted (Yale Rep), Sueño (Manhattan Class Company), Sonnets for an Old Century (The Barrow Group), School of the Americas (Public Theatre), Massacre (Sing to Your Children) (Rattlestick... Read More →
avatar for Erika Schmidt

Erika Schmidt

Creative Development Associate Pixar Animation Studios
Erika Schmidt is a Creative Development Associate at Pixar Animation Studios, where she works with directors in the earliest phases of their filmmaking process, conducting research to help deepen the worlds of their stories. She also supports the process of matching writers with Pixar’s directors. Erika also has a history as a theatre artist and writer in Chicago. Her short story, “Story About a Family,” won the... Read More →
avatar for Russell Leigh Sharman

Russell Leigh Sharman

writer Bobbie Sue; writer/director Apartment 4E; author The Tenants of East Harlem, Nightshift NYC
Russell Leigh Sharman is a writer, filmmaker and anthropologist. He has written (and re-written) for Hollywood since 2008 when his screenplay BOBBIE SUE won a spot on the Hollywood Blacklist. He has since worked as a writer-for-hire for studios and production companies, including Warner Bros., Fox, Disney, MRC, DeLine Pictures, 21 Laps, Participant Media, Montecito Pictures, Original Media, Dark Horse Entertainment, Strange Weather... Read More →
avatar for Bill True

Bill True

writer Runaway
Bill's debut feature, Runaway, premiered to universal accolades at Tribeca and Toronto. It went on to take the top prize at the Austin Film Festival and was subsequently released by eOne Films. Recently, Bill was tapped to adapt the true crime bestseller, Running with the Devil. More/Medavoy is attached to produce, and the production is in talks with a major studio to finance and distribute.  Most recently, Bill signed on to collaborate with... Read More →
avatar for Laura Walker

Laura Walker

CEO of AG Capital
Laura Walker has over ten years of experience in film which spans production, post-production, financing, packaging and domestic sales.  After graduating from the University of Texas, Laura worked on projects like BOYHOOD and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.  However, most of her career has been spent at Creative Artists Agency where as an agent, she put together films like STILL ALICE, THE MASTER, UNDER THE SKIN, SPRING BREAKERS, THE HEAT, and... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

Attendees (80)