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Friday, October 14 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Script-to-Screen: Hook

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A master of capturing the heart of the story and in celebration of the film's 25th anniversary, James V Hart will lead a script-to-screen panel of Hook, diving into the film’s journey from first draft to shooting script, the writer/director relationship with Steven Spielberg, and how to adapt children’s stories that inspire the whole family.

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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Greg Garrett

Moderator; author; professor at Baylor University
Greg Garrett has been a panelist and moderator at the Austin Film Festival for over a decade. At the Festival, he has interviewed luminaries such as Lawrence Kasdan, James Hart, and Damon Lindelof, and led conversations on craft, genre, adaptation, and narrative. Himself the author... Read More →

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James V Hart

writer Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Muppet Treasure Island, August Rush, Epic, Crossbones; creator of HartChart story mapping tool
James V Hart is an award-winning and world-renowned Hollywood screenwriter whose film credits include Contact, Hook, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Lara Croft: Tombraider, August Rush, Epic and many more projects in various stages of development, including Kurt Vonnegut’s AI fueled story... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by Final Draft