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Saturday, October 15 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Building Worlds

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While many stories require a set of guidelines and boundaries to establish the environment they inhabit, some require an entirely new world altogether. With no limits to the imagination, the possibilities are as endless as they are daunting. Join panelists as they discuss the benefits and challenges of creating an entire universe, and the research, rules, and resonance needed to make the unbelievable believable.

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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... Read More →

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Nicole Perlman

writer Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel (2019), Pokémon (2018)
Nicole Perlman attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Shortly after graduating, she won the Tribeca Film Festival's Sloan Grant for Science in Film for her screenplay "Challenger," which also placed on the Hollywood Black List. She has since been named one of Variety Magazine's... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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