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Sunday, October 16 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Semifinalists and Above Panel: Notes on Notes, Meetings, and Getting Hired

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Navigating this cut-throat industry is not for the faint of heart. Join these writers who have gone through countless meetings and pitch sessions as they discuss the anatomy of the process, advice on how to best prepare, and what to do with notes (especially if you disagree with them). Panelists will discuss how to best position yourself when getting jobs, what to expect from the hiring process, and the qualities that showrunners and producers look for in a writer.

This panel is open to Semifinalists and above only.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Richter

Scott Richter

Moderator
Scott M. Richter is a multiple award winning WGA writer, producer, director, attorney and founder of Richter Scale Media, his Los Angeles based production company.  In addition to having written for TV, film and digital media, Scott has practiced law in both Florida and California. Scott is a past Austin Film Festival best drama teleplay winner for his Grey’s Anatomy script, “Reality Bites.”  Most recently, Richter... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Jacque Edmonds Cofer

Jacque Edmonds Cofer

writer/producer Martin, Living Single, Moesha; creator/showrunner Let's Stay Together, Reed Between the Lines
Jacque Edmonds Cofer attended Princeton University, graduating with an A.B. in Politics. She also earned an M.B.A. at the Harvard Business School. | | After her graduation from HBS she left corporate life to become a television writer and producer. Her first network television-writing job was on “Martin.” Within two years, she had risen to supervising producer. After “Martin,” she was the co-executive producer of... Read More →
avatar for Matt Cook

Matt Cook

writer/co-producer Triple Nine, By Way of Helena; co-writer Patriots Day
Cook is a screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films and television. His work includes The Duel (formerly By Way of Helena), Triple Nine, and Patriot’s Day. Both By Way of Helena (2010) and Triple Nine (2012) made the top 10 of The Black List. Cook broke into the industry in 2009 and has since written for Warner Bros, Fox, New Regency, DreamWorks, Sony, and CBS Films. In the feature world, he is currently... Read More →
avatar for Alvaro Rodriguez

Alvaro Rodriguez

writer Last Rampage (2017), You, Mine (2018), Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
ALVARO RODRIGUEZ began his writing career in the sixth grade with a short story that likely would have gotten him referred for counseling and intervention in a post-Columbine America. Luckily, it was written in 1982. He is the writer of true-crime thriller LAST RAMPAGE starring Robert Patrick, Heather Graham, Bruce Davison, John Heard and Alex MacNicoll (2017) and co-writer/producer of YOU, MINE (2018), an adaptation of an Italian coming-of-age... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm
The Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room

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