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Friday, October 14 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
The Writer/Producer Dynamic: A Case Study

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What does it take to forge a strong collaboration? As the writer’s role in the production process rapidly evolves, so too does the dynamic between their relationship with producers. Join this candid conversation with Craig Mazin and Lindsay Doran on how to be the writer producers love, and vice versa, as well as the inevitable hardships that go hand-in-hand with trusting others with your fate.

Moderators
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Michael H Weber

writer (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, The Masterpiece, Our Souls At Night
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are screenwriters and producers of various studio and independent films.  Their 2014 adaptation of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS opened as the #1 movie in America and went on to gross over $300 million dollars worldwide.  | The pair wrote the hit Fox Searchlight comedy/romance, (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. The film was nominated for "Best Feature - Comedy" at the... Read More →

Panelists
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Lindsay Doran

producer Stranger Than Fiction, Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee, Dead Again; executive producer The Firm, Sabrina; former president/COO of United Artists
Lindsay Doran has worked in the movie business for more than 30 years as a studio executive and as a producer.  She has served as the President and COO of United Artists Pictures and as the President of Sydney Pollack’s Mirage Productions.  She currently divides her time between her producing duties and her work as “The Script Whisperer®” – story consultation for studios on high priority script... Read More →
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Craig Mazin

co-host ScriptNotes; writer Identity Thief, The Hangover Parts II & III, Scary Movie 3 & 4, Rocketman
Writer and producer Craig Mazin has made a name for himself as a screenwriter with a knack for appealing to broad audiences over the course of his twenty-year career. His hit films include The Hangover Part II and Part III and Identity Thief. Currently, Mazin is writing a whodunit-with-a-twist for Oscar-nominated producer Lindsay Doran and acclaimed director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer), a musical film adaptation of the latest Gregory... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room

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