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Saturday, October 15 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Writing for the Web: Digital Storytelling

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It’s hard to believe how recently it was that original programming had only one possible path for development: the weekly broadcast on the living room television set. In the last few years alone, the wireless age and its trailblazers have introduced us to an explosion of new options, new prospects, and a new kind of platform that is quickly changing the landscape of storytelling. Come join this panel of writers who used the expansion of the digital space to their advantage, why they choose to tell stories, and how new media is forging the way for a more democratic form of distribution.

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Alisa Perren

Alisa Perren is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin. She is co-editor of Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method (2009), author of Indie, Inc.: Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s (2012), and co-founder... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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Bob Dearden

writer iZombie, Play It Again, Dick
Bob Dearden is a former forestry worker and decorated free-throw shooter hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He received an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013, and during his studies submitted multiple entries to the AFF Screenplay Competition (results included semi-finalist... Read More →
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Bradley Jackson

writer/co-producer Balls Out; co-creator/co-writer Crunch Time; co-author The Naughty List
Bradley Jackson is a writer/director/novelist from Austin, Texas.  His first feature film Balls Out (which he wrote/co-produced) stars Jake Lacy (Obvious Child, Girls) and Kate McKinnon, Jay Pharaoh and Beck Bennett (from Saturday Night Live) and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room

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