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Saturday, October 15 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Turning Failure into Success

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Join this panel as it uncovers mistakes and missteps made by some of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters and how they used these hardships as major learning opportunities. In an industry wrought with “no’s”, learn how to overcome rejection and turn failure into success.

This panel is presented by The Tracking Board.

Moderators
avatar for Jorge Gonzalez

Jorge Gonzalez

Moderator
Jorge began his career as a creator, producer, and writer setting up several digital series with companies like Cinetic, Nickelodeon, and WIT.tv. He transitioned into development, working for a Los Angeles based talent management/production company where he held the position of Creative Executive. During his time there he helped develop and set up both feature and television projects. Currently, he serves as Director of Operations for the... Read More →

Panelists
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Malcolm Spellman

writer/producer Empire; writer Our Family Wedding
Malcolm Spellman grew up in the culturally diverse East Bay Area and prides himself on a true grasp of the term "mulit-culti."  Raised in Berkeley he moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a script reader and video-game tester until selling his first spec to Fox 2000 in 2000.  Since then he has worked at every division of Fox including Fox television.  Malcolm has worked on a wide array of movies for Fox, from an animated musical... Read More →
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John Turman

Writer Hulk, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Ben 10: Alien Swarm, Crow; Stairway to Heaven (TV) Macgyver (TV)
John grew up in Southern California on comic books sci-fi novels, and kung-fu and action films.  He studied Journalism at the University of Colorado and law and copyright at UCLA law school.  John has written and produced small independent films, worked as a storyboard artist and a martial arts instructor.  He sold his first TV pilot to TV legend Fred Silverman, and optioned his first spec feature to Universal, which opened the... Read More →
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Cormac Wibberley

writer National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Cormac Wibberley is half of a married writing team with Marianne Wibberley. They both grew up in Southern California and attended the University of California, Los Angeles. After college, Cormac worked as  an executive in children’s programming at ABC. It was during this time that he began to collaborate with his wife, Marianne. In 1993, they sold their first spec script to Disney, although it was never produced. The 6th Day... Read More →
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Marianne Wibberley

writer National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Marianne is half of a married writing team with Cormac Wibberley. They both grew up in Southern California and attended the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation, Marianne went on to receive her masters degree in film from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.  In 1993, they sold their first spec script to Disney, although it was never produced. The 6th Day, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, was their first major... Read More →

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Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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