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Thursday, October 13
 

1:00pm CDT

Austin Pitch Prep
Are you ready to give your best pitch? Get prepped to sell your script - and yourself! - and ensure your first pitch won't be your last. Wll you be in the select group that makes it through to the Pitch Competition Finale?

Panelists
avatar for Pamela Ribon

Pamela Ribon

writer Moana, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Untitled Wreck-It Ralph Sequel, Bears, Samantha Who?; comic book writer Rick and Morty, SLAM!
Pamela Ribon is a screenwriter, TV writer, comic book writer, author, and best-selling novelist (Why Girls are Weird, You Take It From Here). She has worked with Walt Disney Animation Studios as a writer on Moana and is writing with Phil Johnston (director/writer) on the upcoming... Read More →
avatar for Emily Zulauf

Emily Zulauf

instructor at The Film School, Northwest Film Forum; Pixar Development Associate; script supervisor Inside Out
Emily Zulauf spent over seven years with Pixar Animation Studios, first as a Creative Development Associate and then a Script Supervisor on Inside Out, before moving to Seattle last fall. She is currently an instructor at The Film School and the Northwest Film Forum, writes screenplays... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room

2:45pm CDT

Austin Pitch #1
It’s the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition! This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made of up agents, producers, managers, and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and secure your spot in the finals at the Pitch Finale Party on Saturday night.

All Pitch Sessions require an advance sign-up and are held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in the Vestry Conference Room, located at 301 E 8th Street.

Panelists
avatar for Jason Headley

Jason Headley

writer/director A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, It's Not About the Nail, At the Bar, F*ck That: A Guided Meditation
Jason Headley's short films have been featured on NBC's TODAY Show, SundanceTV, Banksy's Dismaland, the front page of Funny or Die, the TED Conference, Vimeo Staff Picks, and film festivals far and wide. His first feature film, "A Bad Idea Gone Wrong" starring Matt Jones, Will Rogers... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Ribon

Pamela Ribon

writer Moana, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Untitled Wreck-It Ralph Sequel, Bears, Samantha Who?; comic book writer Rick and Morty, SLAM!
Pamela Ribon is a screenwriter, TV writer, comic book writer, author, and best-selling novelist (Why Girls are Weird, You Take It From Here). She has worked with Walt Disney Animation Studios as a writer on Moana and is writing with Phil Johnston (director/writer) on the upcoming... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room
 
Friday, October 14
 

9:00am CDT

Austin Pitch #2
It’s the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition! This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made of up agents, producers, managers, and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and secure your spot in the finals at the Pitch Finale Party on Saturday night.

All Pitch Sessions require an advance sign-up and are held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in the Vestry Conference Room, located at 301 E 8th Street.

Panelists
avatar for Tim Albaugh

Tim Albaugh

Moderator; Professor at UCLA; Director of Hollins University Graduate Screenwriting Program
Tim Albaugh is a writer/producer, and a graduate of San Francisco State University and the UCLA M.F.A. screenwriting program. Albaugh has taught screenwriting at UCLA, UC Irvine, Hollins University, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Feature Animation. He wrote the film TRADING... Read More →
avatar for Jill Chamberlain

Jill Chamberlain

Moderator; author The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting
Jill Chamberlain is a sought-after script doctor, screenwriting coach, and founder of The Screenplay Workshop, Austin's only educational institution dedicated solely to the craft of screenwriting (www.thescreenplayworkshop.org). She is the creator of the Nutshell Technique, a completely unique screenplay structuring method and the subject of her book, The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting (University of Texas Press), which is available on Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. She has taught the Nutshell Technique to mor... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room

10:45am CDT

Austin Pitch #3
It’s the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition! This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made of up agents, producers, managers, and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and secure your spot in the finals at the Pitch Finale Party on Saturday night.

All Pitch Sessions require an advance sign-up and are held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in the Vestry Conference Room, located at 301 E 8th Street.

Panelists
avatar for Bob Dearden

Bob Dearden

writer iZombie, Play It Again, Dick
Bob Dearden is a former forestry worker and decorated free-throw shooter hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He received an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013, and during his studies submitted multiple entries to the AFF Screenplay Competition (results included semi-finalist... Read More →
avatar for Chris Mass

Chris Mass

writer/producer Chalk, Bobbie Sue, Free Birds
Chris Mass co-wrote, produced, and starred in his first feature Chalk, which garnered numerous festival awards including AFF's Jury and Audience Awards before going on to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. The feature brought Chris his first studio gig at Universal... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room

1:30pm CDT

Austin Pitch #4
It’s the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition! This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made of up agents, producers, managers, and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and secure your spot in the finals at the Pitch Finale Party on Saturday night.

All Pitch Sessions require an advance sign-up and are held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in the Vestry Conference Room, located at 301 E 8th Street.

Panelists
avatar for Andrea Dimity

Andrea Dimity

Literary Manager/ Producer at Pannon Entertainment, Inc.
Andrea Dimity is a film producer and literary manager based in Los Angeles. She started working in the entertainment industry while attending the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. Since then she has worked for such prolific producers and directors as Lorenzo di Bonaventura... Read More →
avatar for Michael Fry

Michael Fry

writer/co-creator Over The Hedge; writer/illustrator The Odd Squad series, How To Be A Supervillain series (upcoming); co-writer/illustrator The Naughty List series
Michael Fry has been a cartoonist and writer for over 30 years.  He has created or co-created four internationally syndicated comic strips including the current “Over the Hedge” (writer with T Lewis illustrating) for Universal Press Syndicate.  “Over the Hedge”runs in over... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room

3:15pm CDT

Austin Pitch #5
It’s the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition! This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made of up agents, producers, managers, and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and secure your spot in the finals at the Pitch Finale Party on Saturday night.

All Pitch Sessions require an advance sign-up and are held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in the Vestry Conference Room, located at 301 E 8th Street.

Panelists
avatar for Deniese Davis

Deniese Davis

producer Awkward Black Girl, Guidance, The Choir, Sequin Raze, Insecure
Deniese Davis has produced countless music videos, short films and various online content. In the web-series realm she is best known for producing Issa Rae's award-winning web series “The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl”, which accumulated over 17 million views with seasons... Read More →
avatar for Dan Rosen

Dan Rosen

writer The Last Supper; writer/director Freeloaders; writer/producer The First Family
Dan Rosen’s first screenplay was the critically acclaimed cult favorite, “The Last Supper” starring Cameron Diaz, Anabeth Gish, Ron Pearlman, and Bill Paxton. Debuting at the Toronto Film Festival, The Last Supper was a crowd favorite at The London Film Festival, South By Southwest... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room
 
Saturday, October 15
 

9:00am CDT

Austin Pitch #6
It’s the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition! This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made of up agents, producers, managers, and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and secure your spot in the finals at the Pitch Finale Party on Saturday night.

All Pitch Sessions require an advance sign-up and are held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in the Vestry Conference Room, located at 301 E 8th Street.

Panelists
avatar for Kelly Fullerton

Kelly Fullerton

writer The Fosters (S1-2), Next Caller, Awkward (S1-2)
Kelly Fullerton has written for The Fosters S1-2, Next Caller and Awkward S1-2. In addition to writing, Kelly is thrilled to be a story consultant and teach as part of the professional program at the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television as well as in the MFA screenwriting program... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Miller

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 →


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room

10:45am CDT

Austin Pitch #7
It’s the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition! This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made of up agents, producers, managers, and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and secure your spot in the finals at the Pitch Finale Party on Saturday night.

All Pitch Sessions require an advance sign-up and are held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in the Vestry Conference Room, located at 301 E 8th Street.

Panelists
avatar for VJ Boyd

VJ Boyd

writer/producer Justified, The Player, Snowfall
VJ Boyd has written for JUSTIFIED and THE PLAYER and is the author of the graphic novel GHOST COP. He is currently producing his pilot THE JURY for ABC.
avatar for Tiffany Paulsen

Tiffany Paulsen

writer Nancy Drew, Adventures in Babysitting
A former professional actress, Tiffany launched her writing career in 2006 after she won a prestigious Disney/ABC writing fellowship. In 2007, she created the big-screen version of the iconic NANCY DREW series for Warner Brothers, starring Emma Roberts. Since then, she has developed... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room

12:30pm CDT

Austin Pitch #8
It’s the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition! This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made of up agents, producers, managers, and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and secure your spot in the finals at the Pitch Finale Party on Saturday night.

All Pitch Sessions require an advance sign-up and are held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in the Vestry Conference Room, located at 301 E 8th Street.

Panelists
avatar for Kelly Jo Brick

Kelly Jo Brick

writer Pause, The Jewel in the Woods; contributing editor TVWriter.com
Kelly Jo Brick is a television and documentary writer and producer.  She wrote the Telly Award-winning film PAUSE and the Frank Lloyd Wright documentary The Jewel In The Woods.  She is a Contributing Editor for TVWriter.com where she writes an interview series, The Write Path, that... Read More →
avatar for Bill True

Bill True

writer Runaway
Bill's debut feature, Runaway, premiered to universal accolades at Tribeca and Toronto. It went on to take the top prize at the Austin Film Festival and was subsequently released by eOne Films. Recently, Bill was tapped to adapt the true crime bestseller, Running with the Devil. More/Medavoy... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room

2:45pm CDT

Austin Pitch #9
It’s the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition! This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made of up agents, producers, managers, and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and secure your spot in the finals at the Pitch Finale Party on Saturday night.

All Pitch Sessions require an advance sign-up and are held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in the Vestry Conference Room, located at 301 E 8th Street.

Panelists
avatar for Amy Berg

Amy Berg

writer/executive producer Counterpart, Da Vinci's Demons, Eureka, Person of Interest
Amy Berg is a writer-producer for film and television. She's also a massive geek as evidenced by the many genre shows she's worked on including DA VINCI'S DEMONS, PERSON OF INTEREST, EUREKA, and THE 4400. But her proudest creative achievement might be the award-winning digital series... Read More →
avatar for Meta Valentic

Meta Valentic

producer Trying, Urbania; assistant director Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Lost, Bones, Nixon
Meta Valentic began her career as the youngest member of the DGA Assistant Director's Training Program. Her credits include “Nixon”, “Castle”, “Lost”, “Bones”, and the Golden Globe winning musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”. Meta has produced 5 independent feature... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room

4:30pm CDT

Austin Pitch #10
It’s the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition! This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made of up agents, producers, managers, and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment. Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and secure your spot in the finals at the Pitch Finale Party on Saturday night.

All Pitch Sessions require an advance sign-up and are held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in the Vestry Conference Room, located at 301 E 8th Street.

Panelists
avatar for Carl Ellsworth

Carl Ellsworth

writer Red Eye; co-writer Disturbia, The Last House on the Left (2009), Red Dawn (2012)
Louisville, Kentucky native Carl Ellsworth’s television writing credits include episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess.  He broke into writing movies with his original script for the 2005 DreamWorks thriller, Red Eye, starring Rachel McAdams and directed... Read More →
avatar for Anne Cofell Saunders

Anne Cofell Saunders

co-executive producer Timeless; writer Battlestar Galactica, 24; writer/producer Smallville, Revolution, Chuck
Anne Cofell Saunders first broke into television as an assistant and lead researcher on the ground-breaking series "24," where she earned her first writing credit. From there, she staffed on the critically acclaimed re-imagining of "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA," where she shared a Peabody... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 4:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Conference Room