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Friday, October 14 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
The Writer/Monster Mash-Up

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Monsters, myths, and mysterious goings-on have been rooted in our most visceral fears since childhood. The fear of the Boogeyman now reigns just as strong as that of vampires, headless horsemen, and prehistoric monsters. Join this monster mash-up – sure to be equal parts horrifying and helpful – for a discussion on how the dead and dark can scare the living daylights out of your audience.

Moderators
avatar for Greg Garrett

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 of four acclaimed novels and a number of books on film and culture, Greg teaches film and screenwriting at Baylor University and consults with the  Festival on... Read More →

Panelists
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Max Borenstein

creator Minority Report (television show); writer Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla 2
Max Borenstein is a screenwriter and director who captures the soul and complexity of richly developed characters. His films push the boundaries while maintaining an authenticity regardless of genre. Borenstein wrote the script for 2014’s blockbuster GODZILLA, an epic, contemporary reinvention of the iconic franchise that has already earned over $500 million in global box-office revenue. The film, which stars Bryan... 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 Player Piano. Using his proprietary Hart Chart approach, he works with writers all over the world to develop culturally relevant, market ready scripts... Read More →
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Andrew Kevin Walker

writer Se7en, Sleepy Hollow, Nerdland
Andrew Kevin Walker wrote SE7EN, Tim Burton's SLEEPY HOLLOW, and rewrote THE GAME and FIGHT CLUB.  He wrote scripts for HBO's TALES FROM THE CRYPT and PERVERSIONS OF SCIENCE, as well as THE FOLLOW and AMBUSH for the BMW Short Film Series, THE HIRE.  His movie treatment REMEMBER TOMORROW accompanied the Rihanna cover feature of W MAGAZINE's September issue.  OLD MAN JOHNSON, a Kindle Single, was named one of Amazon's "Best of... Read More →

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Friday October 14, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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