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Saturday, October 15 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Typewriter & Piano Keys: Writing the Musical Movie

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More and more musicals are finding success in film and television, but how does one master being a "triple threat" on the page? Writers behind The Last Five Years, Annie, and the upcoming Valley Girl will sing the praises of this melodic medium, while also pulling back the curtain on how to navigate its challenges.

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Fabienne Harford

Fabienne (Fabs) Harford first joined the AFF team in 2003 as the Volunteer Coordinator. Over the course of her involvement with the Festival, she’s worked in a variety of roles including: Marketing Director, Young Filmmakers Program Director, Financial Analyst and Assistant Director. She earned a B.A in English and Related Literature from the University of York in England. Outside of her work with AFF, Fabs has managed events with Tommy Lee... Read More →

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Will Gluck

writer/director Friends with Benefits, Easy A, Annie; co-creator The Michael J. Fox Show
Will Gluck is a filmmaker with a uniquely authentic voice and an aim to create projects that reflect popular culture and captivate audiences.  Gluck has made a name for himself as a great comedic filmmaker who brings heart and a down-to-earth quality to all of his endeavors. Gluck most recently released the modern-day reimagining of ANNIE, which he directed and co-wrote for Columbia Pictures. The film stars Quvenzhané Wallis in the... Read More →
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Richard LaGravenese

writer/director/producer; credits include: The Last Five Years, P.S. I Love You, Behind The Candelabra, The Fisher King, Unbroken, Water for Elephants, Freedom Writers, Living Out Loud, The Bridges of Madison County, A Little Princess, The Horse Whisperer, The Ref, The Divide, A Decade Under The Influence
Richard LaGravenese is a writer, director and producer. Writing credits include: “Behind The Candelabra”, (Emmy Nomination for Best Writing in Television Movie/Mini Series, BAFTA nomination Best Screenplay). “The Fisher King” (AcademyAward®, BAFTA and WGA award nominations), “Unbroken”,  “Water for Elephants,”, “Freedom Writers” (Humanitas Prize), “P.S. I Love... Read More →
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Amy Talkington

writer/director The Night of the White Pants; writer Valley Girl, The Fierce Rejects, The Ice Queens, Brave New Girl; co-writer Avalon High; author Liv, Forever
Amy Talkington is a screenwriter, director, and author. Amy wrote and directed the feature film “The Night of the White Pants” as well as six short films which won multiple awards and played festivals all over the world, including Sundance. As a screenwriter, Amy has numerous studio projects in development including “Valley Girl,” which is in pre-production at MGM. She is currently writing “The Fierce Rejects&rdquo... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 4:30pm - 5:45pm
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room

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