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Saturday, October 15 • 9:00am - 10:15am
From SNL to Sisters: A Conversation with Paula Pell

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After twenty years in the writers room of Saturday Night Live, Paula Pell has since flexed her writing chops with her NBC neighbors on 30 Rock, in the web world with Hudson Valley Ballers, and for her recent debut into film with Sisters. With more projects on the immediate horizon, come find out why Tina Fey calls Pell the funniest person she knows and why she wins the 2016 Conference award for “best written bio”.

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John Merriman

Moderator; actor Mustang Island, You Hurt My Feelings
John Merriman is an award winning filmmaker and actor. He starred in the New York Times Critic's Pick YOU HURT MY FEELINGS, the LA Film Fest winning feature GRETCHEN, and the indie comedies PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES and CINEMA SIX. He also acted in the acclaimed Sundance film PIT STOP... Read More →

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Paula Pell

writer Sisters, Saturday Night Live
PAULA PELL (screenwriter/actor) Pell was a writer for Saturday Night Live for twenty years. She started in 1995. She was also a producer and writer for the sitcom “30 Rock.” In the film world, Pell has collaborated with Judd Apatow and Paul Feig, providing additional writing... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Ballroom