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Friday, October 14 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Semifinalists and Above Panel: AMA - Agents, Managers, and Answers

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Agents and managers will share their advice on how to start the process of finding representation, what agencies are looking for in a new writer, some of the most common problems they’ve encountered, and what a writer should expect from the relationship. Join this “Ask Me Anything” styled discussion for an inside look at the blood and guts of the business, and come prepared with questions on what you can do to best position yourself to transition from an aspiring writer to a working writer.

This panel is open to Semifinalists and above only.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Dy

Matt Dy

Moderator; Screenplay/Teleplay Director Austin Film Festival

Panelists
avatar for David Boxerbaum

David Boxerbaum

Senior Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency
An agent in the Lit Department at Paradigm, David represents high level writers, directors and producers for Film and TV. David’s impressive client roster is only a testament to his ambition, commitment and sensibility.  His notable client list includes David Guggenheim, writer of Universal’s Safehouse and upcoming Safehouse 2; Ken Marino, writer/producer of Universal’s Wanderlust, writer of Universal’s Role... Read More →
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Melissa Breaux

Manager at Washington Square Arts & Film
Melissa Breaux is a talent manager of actors, writers, and directors at Washington Square Films. Melissa’s clients include; Andre Royo, Terrell Tilford, Gabriel Luna, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Wade Allain-Marcus, Hannah Hodson, and Louis Ozawa Changchien   (actors). Nicole Kassell, Steph Green, Eliza Hittman, Nicole Kassell, Clay Liford, , Lance Edmands, Nicolas Pesce, and the Borderline Films trio - Sean Durkin, Antonio Campos, Josh... Read More →
avatar for Katie Cates

Katie Cates

Katie has over a decade of experience in the talent agency business, and she is currently a television literary and packaging agent at ICM Partners where she works with leading artists in entertainment including writers, directors, actors, comedians and musicians. After starting her career in Daytime TV Production at Proctor & Gamble's TeleVest Productions in New York, she relocated to Los Angeles where began working... Read More →
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Aaron Kaplan

Manager Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
Aaron Kaplan, founding partner of Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment spent the first 22 years of his life in Chicago. After graduating from Northwestern University he came up through the UTA Trainee Program, where he and fellow UTA trainee Sean Perrone recognized the need for forward-thinking, creatively involved literary representatives. In 2000, the two decided to strike out on their own, forming management company Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment... Read More →


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

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