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Sunday, October 16 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Sequels and Reboots

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Your writing assignment: take a story with a pre-established foundation and craft the next part. Easy, right? After all, you already have a developed world and ensemble of characters – how hard can it be?! Take another guess. Writing a prequel, sequel, or ‘threequel’ requires ample research and preparation in order to breathe new life into old ideas while continuing to move the momentum forward. Screenwriters will converse about the challenges of life-after-the-originals, as well as the difference between trying your hand at multiple installments within a series or picking up where someone else left off.

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Fred Strype

Moderator; AFF Screenwriting Award Winner; Chair at Sarah Lawrence College's Filmmaking, Screenwriting & Moving Image Arts Program
Fred Strype is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker whose work has been screened and honored internationally.  He is a tenured professor at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, where he is Chair of their Filmmaking & Moving Image Arts Program.  In the past, he served... Read More →

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Shane Black

writer/director Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; writer Lethal Weapon, Last Action Hero
SHANE BLACK has been responsible for creating a number of box office blockbusters, including the first two installments of the Lethal Weapon series and 1991’s The Last Boy Scout. In 1990, Shane sold his espionage script The Long Kiss Goodnight for a record sum of money. His directorial... Read More →
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Bobby Farrelly

co-writer Dumb & Dumber; co-writer/director There’s Something About Mary, Me Myself & Irene, Shallow Hal, Stuck on You, Dumb and Dumber To
Recognized worldwide for their distinct comedic sensibility, Bobby Farrelly and his brother Peter have garnered notable and global commercial success with their heartfelt and raucously funny films. Bobby made his directorial debut in 1994 with the film Dumb & Dumber. A commercial... Read More →
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Ashley Miller

writer Thor, X-MEN: First Class, Power Rangers (2016), Big Trouble in Little China; writer/producer Fringe, Black Sails
Ashley Edward Miller grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from The College of William and Mary. He began his professional writing career on Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and continues to write and produce for television, most recently on Black Sails. A screenwriter on Thor... 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... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room