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Saturday, October 15 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Film-Based Television Shows

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In an industry that loves reboots and re-imaginings, writers are finding a home for film-based television shows more and more. Though they have pre-established stories at their fingertips, this transition between mediums bears its challenges. How do you expand the story and its characters over the course of the season, while preserving the spirit and tone of the source material? Sit down with writers from Bates Motel, Godzilla, and Minority Report as they share how they navigated these adaptations, while also putting their own spin on the story.

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Karol Ann Hoeffner

Karol Ann Hoeffner is the Graduate Director of Screenwriter for Loyola Marymount University where she oversees two program tracks: Writing for the Screen and Writing and Producing for Television. Before coming to LMU in 2008, she worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood where she wrote... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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Tom Szentgyorgyi

executive producer Bates Motel (2015-2016), The Mentalist (2009-2015); writer/producer Journeyman (2007), NYPD Blue (2002-2005); writer Sports Night (1999); playwright
Tom Szentgyorgyi is a television writer and playwright. Currently an executive producer on the A&E show Bates Motel, he was a writer and producer on The Mentalist for six years and was its showrunner for its final season.  Other shows he has written for include NYPD Blue, Law and... Read More →
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James Wong

writer/executive producer American Horror Story, The Others, Rosemary's Baby (2014); writer/director/co-executive producer The X-Files; writer/director Final Destination
Jim is a prolific writer and director and has worked extensively in both the film and television worlds. He is currently working as an Executive Producer on the hit FX series, AMERICAN HORROR STORY. He recently shot a pilot at A&E with Platinum Dunes and Michael Bay Executive Producing... Read More →


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