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Young Filmmakers Program [clear filter]
Friday, October 14
 

3:15pm CDT

Young Filmmakers Program: Pitch #1
This session is for the Young Filmmakers Program only.

The student pitch sessions give high school students the opportunity to pitch their best ideas to industry professionals and receive feedback in an encouraging setting, while learning more about the art of the pitch.

Panelists
avatar for Jennifer Howell

Jennifer Howell

Head of Feature Development at Dreamworks Animation
Jennifer Howell is a Senior Level Film and Television Creative Executive with a wide range of experience developing material, creating partnerships, leading teams of other executives, writers, and producers for nearly 20 years. Howell currently serves as the Head of Feature Development... Read More →
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Cindy McCreery

Moderator; writer Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove, Steven King's Haven, Seventh Day, Parker; Disney/ABC Feature Writing Fellow; Professor UT Austin
Cindy McCreery is an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin.  Previously she taught screenwriting at UC Santa Barbara and The UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting.  She is a graduate of the Walt Disney/ABC... Read More →
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 →


Friday October 14, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Victorian Balcony
 
Saturday, October 15
 

2:45pm CDT

Young Filmmakers Program: Pitch #2
This session is for the Young Filmmakers Program only.

The student pitch sessions give high school students the opportunity to pitch their best ideas to industry professionals and receive feedback in an encouraging setting, while learning more about the art of the pitch.


Panelists
avatar for Bryan J Davidson

Bryan J Davidson

Creative Executive for Walt Disney Animation Studios
Bryan Davidson is a Los Angeles-based playwright and animation executive. As a Senior Creative Executive for Walt Disney Animation Studios, he has worked on films including Wreck-it Ralph, Zootopia and the upcoming short film Inner Workings. As a playwright, his work has been seen... Read More →
avatar for James V Hart

James V Hart

writer Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Muppet Treasure Island, August Rush, Epic, Crossbones; creator of HartChart story mapping tool
James V Hart is an award-winning and world-renowned Hollywood screenwriter whose film credits include Contact, Hook, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Lara Croft: Tombraider, August Rush, Epic and many more projects in various stages of development, including Kurt Vonnegut’s AI fueled story... 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 →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Victorian Balcony
 
Sunday, October 16
 

3:00pm CDT

Young Filmmakers Panel: A Workshop on Genre
So you want to write a movie? A great way to get started is to ask yourself: “What genre is my story?” Is it…

• A fairy tale like Beauty and the Beast
• A romantic comedy like The Wedding Singer
• A deception comedy like Mrs. Doubtfire
• A curse movie like Liar, Liar
• A treasure hunt like Raiders of the Lost Ark
• The list goes on and on…

This class is an introduction to various genres, their specific conventions, their required scenes, and how the classic 3-Act Structure does NOT always apply. We will also talk about scenes that just about every movie has and how to innovate them.

Panelists
avatar for Cormac Wibberley

Cormac Wibberley

writer National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Cormac Wibberley is half of a married writing team with Marianne Wibberley. They both grew up in Southern California and attended the University of California, Los Angeles. After college, Cormac worked as  an executive in children’s programming at ABC. It was during this time... Read More →
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Marianne Wibberley

writer National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Marianne is half of a married writing team with Cormac Wibberley. They both grew up in Southern California and attended the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation, Marianne went on to receive her masters degree in film from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.  In... Read More →


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