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Friday, October 14 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Breaking In: Digital Space

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No need to wait on the networks and studios… it’s the digital age! These days, it’s widely feasible to independently produce projects and find an audience by distributing online. With the rise of content readily available (and the decline of attention spans), many writers have turned to web series and digital shorts to give their voice an immediate home. Hear from panelists who have done just that as they discuss how to keep narratives as concise as they are compelling, and ways to use short form storytelling as a calling card to break in.

Moderators
avatar for Linnea Toney

Linnea Toney

Moderator
Linnea is a Talent Manager and Executive Producer with projects spanning digital and traditional media. Previously, Linnea was a scripted television executive at Ryan Seacrest Productions, developing comedy and drama projects such as ABC's Mixology and NBC's Shades of Blue. She began her career at the Austin Film Festival as the conference director.

Panelists
avatar for Julie Kalceff

Julie Kalceff

creator/writer/director/producer Starting From Now; writer/director ex, The Newtown Girls; writer/director/producer Move, The Washing Machine
Julie Kalceff is an award-winning writer, director and producer. A graduate of the Australian, Film, Television and Radio School with a Masters Degree in Scriptwriting, Julie has been working in the film and television industry for over 15 years. Julie is the creator, writer, director and a producer of the international hit multi-platform drama Starting From Now. Attracting both critical and popular acclaim, the series is one of Australia’s... Read More →
avatar for Rosie Lourde

Rosie Lourde

actor/producer Starting From Now, Skin Deep
Rosie is a cross-platform actor/producer. Multiplatform series STARTING FROM NOW has reached over 30 million views online and sold to broadcast television station SBS2 earlier this year. Rosie recently received development funding through Screen Australia’s Gender Matters initiative to develop long-form TV series TORN as well as funding from Screen NSW to develop her VR series BREACH. Her first project, multi-award-winning feature SKIN... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Oliver

Tracy Oliver

co-writer Barbershop 3, Girl Trip, The Neighbors, The Start-UP, Survivor's Remorse; writer/producer/actress The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Tracy Oliver is an emerging writer in the TV, feature, and digital space. She recently co-wrote Barbershop 3 with Black-ish creator, Kenya Barris, as well as the upcoming Universal movie, Girl Trip, slated for a 2017 release. Her television credits include The Neighbors, The Start-Up, and most recently, Survivor's Remorse where she staffed for two seasons. In addition, she currently has a pilot with ballerina Misty... Read More →
avatar for Bernie Su

Bernie Su

creator/executive producer/showrunner The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved, Vanity
Two-time Emmy Award winning creator, writer, director and producer Bernie Su is known for interactive and transmedia storytelling. Past projects include the Emmy winning LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES and EMMA APPROVED, as well FRANKENSTEIN MD for PBS and VANITY for STYLEHAUL.  He was named VideoInk's Creator of the Year in 2014.  In 2015, Su became the Co Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Canvas Media Studios.


Friday October 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

Attendees (104)