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Friday, October 14 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
The Creative Career: Practical Tips for Starting Out

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A panel of successful WGAW writers will discuss what you need to know in your career, how to avoid common pitfalls, and what the Writers Guild can do for you.

This panel is presented by the Writers Guild of America, West.

Moderators
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.

Panelists
avatar for Amy Berg

Amy Berg

writer/executive producer Counterpart, Da Vinci's Demons, Eureka, Person of Interest
Amy Berg is a writer-producer for film and television. She's also a massive geek as evidenced by the many genre shows she's worked on including DA VINCI'S DEMONS, PERSON OF INTEREST, EUREKA, and THE 4400. But her proudest creative achievement might be the award-winning digital series CAPER.  Currently she's writing and executive producing the new Starz series COUNTERPART starring J.K. Simmons and is in development on several pilots and a... Read More →
avatar for Scott Neustadter

Scott Neustadter

writer (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, The Disaster Artist
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 →
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Angelo Pizzo

writer/producer Rudy, Hoosiers; writer/director My All American
Angelo Pizzo grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of a Sicilian immigrant.  After remaining in Bloomington long enough to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science at Indiana University, Pizzo moved to the West Coast to attend film school at the University of Southern California.  After studying three years in the History, Theory, and Criticsim department he left to begin his career in the story department at Warner... Read More →
avatar for Anne Cofell Saunders

Anne Cofell Saunders

co-executive producer Timeless; writer Battlestar Galactica, 24; writer/producer Smallville, Revolution, Chuck
Anne Cofell Saunders first broke into television as an assistant and lead researcher on the ground-breaking series "24," where she earned her first writing credit. From there, she staffed on the critically acclaimed re-imagining of "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA," where she shared a Peabody Award and was nominated for a Hugo award for the fan-favorite episode "Pegasus." She earned her first producer credit on two seasons of "CHUCK," followed by the... Read More →

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Friday October 14, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary

Attendees (194)