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Saturday, October 15 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Bringing the Undead Alive in Your Screenplay

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What is it about zombies that still feels fresh (despite the smell of rotting flesh), even with a cinematic history that goes back almost as long as film itself? The living dead are alive and well, not only in film, but in television too, thrilling audiences with compelling narratives, gratuitous gore, and a brazen willingness to kill or zombify any character, no matter the “stakes”. Come join the humans behind the zombies to ask any questions that have been eating away at you.

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
avatar for Angela Kang

Angela Kang

writer/co-executive producer The Walking Dead; writer Terriers
Angela Kang joined The Walking Dead writing staff in Season 2 as a Story Editor, quickly rising up the ranks to Co-Executive Producer by Season 5. For Season 7, she expanded her relationship with AMC by signing an overall deal to continue her work on the hit series while developing new projects for the studio. She was also named one of Variety’s 2016 “10 TV Writers To Watch.” A Southern California native, Kang... Read More →
avatar for Mark Protosevich

Mark Protosevich

writer/co-producer The Cell, Oldboy; writer Thor, I Am Legend
MARK PROTOSEVICH is a screenwriter whose credits include THE CELL, POSEIDON, I AM LEGEND, THOR, and OLDBOY. THE CELL (2000) starred Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, and Vincent D’Onofrio, and was the feature film debut of director Tarsem Singh (THE FALL, IMMORTALS, MIRROR MIRROR).  Roger Ebert listed THE CELL as one of the ten best films of 2000 and Protosevich’s screenplay was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. POSEIDON (2006... Read More →
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Alexander Woo

executive producer/writer True Blood
Alexander Woo is a playwright, screenwriter, and writer/producer for television. He served as Executive Producer on HBO's TRUE BLOOD, earning an Emmy nomination, two Golden Globe nominations, and two NAACP Image Award nominations. He has also created number of pilot projects, including HEADHUNTERS for HBO, BOMBINGHAM for AMC, and HELLHOUND ON HIS TRAIL for FX. His other staff credits include the Emmy-nominated Showtime... Read More →

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Saturday October 15, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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