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Thursday, October 29 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
*Roundtable: Breaking In, and Staying In

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about ways to navigate the film and television industry, and the seemingly endless ways to break in as a writer. What are good strategies for networking and making important contacts? What are the current practices, routines, and trends to be aware of? What are the differences between various forms of representation, and what should you expect from those relationships? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to screenwriters, directors, producers, executives, and studio reps in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the art and the business sides of breaking into and staying in a film or television writing career.


*This Roundtable requires advance sign-up at the Roundtable Registration and takes place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 28 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 29 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 30 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 31 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Panelists
avatar for Jillian Apfelbaum

Jillian Apfelbaum

VP Content, Imperative Entertainment
Jillian is the Vice President of Content at Imperative Entertainment where she focuses on the development of original and branded entertainment across all media including film, television, video games, books, comics, and new media. In addition to recently announced features with Ruben Fleischer and Black List scribe Zach Dean, she optioned the New York Times-bestseller Circling the Sun by Paula McLain... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

producer
Jeffrey Brown has produced a number of award-winning films in Europe, Africa and the USA. His Czech narrative feature Mamas & Papas won Best Film and Best Script at the 2010 Hamptons IFF while Shut Up and Shoot Me, a Czech–British co-production, won Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 AFI Dallas IFF. He executive produced Academy Award-winning Czech director Jan Sverak’s Kooky, Special Jury Prize Winner at the... Read More →
avatar for Kieran Fitzgerald

Kieran Fitzgerald

writer Snowden, The Homesman, The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez
Kieran Fitzgerald has a BA in English from Harvard University and a MFA in fiction and screenwriting from the Michener Center for Writers. He wrote and directed the feature documentary, The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández, which aired on PBS and was nominated for an Emmy in investigative journalism. With Tommy Lee Jones, he wrote The Homesman, starring Jones and Hilary Swank. He’s also written the upcoming Oliver Stone film Snowden... Read More →
avatar for Michael Fry

Michael Fry

writer/co-creator Over The Hedge; writer/illustrator The Odd Squad (Disney-Hyperion); co-writer/illustrator The Naughty List (Harper Collins)
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 130 newspapers worldwide. Fry is also writes and illustrates the middle grade novel series The Odd Squad for... Read More →
avatar for Christos Gage

Christos Gage

writer Daredevil, Law & Order: SVU
Christos Gage has a decade’s worth of comic book credits, including BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, SPIDER-MAN, AVENGERS ACADEMY and many more, as well as the original graphic novels AREA 10 and SUNSET. He has made the New York Times bestseller list three times, with SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN and his first two volumes of BUFFY. He was writer and Associate Producer of the Larry Clark-directed film TEENAGE CAVEMAN for HBO. His video game writing... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Fletcher Gage

Ruth Fletcher Gage

writer Daredevil, Law & Order: SVU
Ruth Fletcher Gage has spent her life moving between the political and creative worlds. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UNC Chapel Hill as an IBM/Awalt Scholar in Directing. She attended Oxford University and worked at the Goodman Theater in Chicago with Tony, Pulitzer and Academy Award winning writers and directors like August Wilson and Steve Tesich. Her first work in film was for Michael Mann and Jon Landau on LAST OF THE MOHICANS. Ruth then... Read More →
avatar for Karen McCullah

Karen McCullah

writer Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, The House Bunny, She's the Man, The Ugly Truth
Karen McCullah has written the movies LEGALLY BLONDE starring Reese Witherspoon, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, ELLA ENCHANTED starring Anne Hathaway, SHE’S THE MAN starring Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum, THE HOUSE BUNNY starring Anna Faris, and THE UGLY TRUTH starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler and the indie dramedy CRAZY KIND OF LOVE, starring Virginia Madsen and Amanda Crew. Upcoming projects... Read More →
avatar for Alvaro Rodriguez

Alvaro Rodriguez

writer Machete, Shorts, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Alvaro Rodriguez is a screenwriter who has co-authored the films SHORTS and MACHETE, both directed by Robert Rodriguez, as well as THE HANGMAN'S DAUGHTER, a prequel to FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. A frequent panelist and presenter at the Austin Film Festival, he has also curated an "Epoca de Oro" Mexican film series at the Museum of South Texas History and has presented on the smuggled subtext(s) in MACHETE at South Texas College. His border-influenced... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Smith

Kirsten Smith

writer Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, The House Bunny, She's the Man, The Ugly Truth
Kirsten Smith’s screenwriting credits include Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, The House Bunny, The Ugly Truth, Ella Enchanted and She’s the Man.  Before becoming a screenwriter, Kiwi published poetry in over 40 literary journals. She has written two YA novels, The Geography of Girlhood and Trinkets. She’s directed two short films, The Spleenectomy and The Multi-Hyphenate, and is developing her first feature to... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

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