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Thursday, October 29 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
SECOND ROUNDERS PANEL: Specs, Scripts, and Sparking the Reader's Interest

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This panel is open to Second Rounders and above only.

It’s easy to forget that a screenwriter’s first audience is not the viewer but the reader. The act of watching film or television can be a passive encounter, whereas reading a screenplay or teleplay requires a different level of engagement. To this end, writers should be cognizant of how to craft a “reader-friendly” script. Whether it is spec script, or submitted to a competition or a studio, there are key elements writers should embrace in order to maintain the reader’s attention. In this panel, hear from the industry “gatekeepers”—all judges from the 2015 competition—on what to avoid and how to best engage, entertain, and encourage readers to keep turning the page!

This panel is open to Second Rounders and above only.

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Matt Dy

AFF Screenplay and Teleplay Competition Director

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Lindsay Goffman

Head of Development 3AD
A producer and executive, Lindsay Goffman works as Head of Development for 3AD, a new production company established by actor/producer Daniel Dae Kim ("Lost." "Hawaii Five-0") with a multi-year development deal at CBS Studios.  Under the 3AD banner, she develops projects for both... Read More →
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Mark Goffman

executive producer/showrunner Sleepy Hollow; writer Limitless, The West Wing, and White Collar
Mark Goffman is an acclaimed producer and writer in Los Angeles. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter listed him as one of the 50 most influential showrunners. Most recently, he served as executive producer and showrunner for Fox's hit TV series, SLEEPY HOLLOW. Previously, Goffman was... Read More →
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Erika Weinstein

Director of Scripted Programming at AMC
Erika Weinstein is Director of Scripted Programming at AMC and she currently covers TURN: Washington’s Spies from Craig Silverstein and Barry Josephson.  Previously, she was the AMC Studios executive on WEtv’s THE DIVIDE from Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn.  Prior to AMC... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Historic Sanctuary

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