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Saturday, October 31 • 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Awards Luncheon presented by AKR Foundation

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Don't miss this year's Awards Luncheon honoring:
NORMAN LEAR- OUTSTANDING TELEVISION WRITER
BRIAN HELGELAND- DISTINGUISHED SCREENWRITER AWARDEE

While attending the Festival, don't miss the opportunity to attend AFF's Awards Luncheon, where you can dine with panelists, awardees, and hear inspiring speeches from this year's honorees and winners. A must attend event to make the most of your AFF experience.

ADDITIONAL TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED! For Awards Luncheon ticketing information, please contact our Registration Director, Gabbi Lindgren at 512-478-4795

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. AFF reserves the right not to seat late parties. This ticket in non-transferable.

Panelists
avatar for Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Extraordinary Contribution to Film - Actor Awardee
One of the most respected character actors of our time, Chris Cooper was recognized in 2003 with an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of ‘John Laroche’ in Columbia Pictures’ “Adaptation,” written by Charlie Kauffman (“Being John Malkovich”) and directed by Spike Jonze.   Cooper was also recognized for his performance in the film by numerous... Read More →
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Brian Helgeland

2015 Distinguished Screenwriter; writer/director Legend, 42, A Knight’s Tale, Payback; writer L.A Confidential, Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 123, Conspiracy Theory, Green Zone, Blood Work, Mystic River
Brian Helgeland was born in 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island.  He was raised mainly in New Bedford, Massachusetts where his family made their living in that city’s fishing industry.  After somehow receiving an undergraduate degree in English, Brian took a site as a 'half-share' man on the fishing vessel Mondego II. A chance meeting with a book entitled “A Guide To Film School” changed... Read More →
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Norman Lear

Outstanding Television Writer Awardee; creator All in the Family, Good Times, Maude, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Sanford and Son; writer/producer Little Rascals, Divorce American Style
Norman Lear has enjoyed a long career in television and film, and as a political and social activist and philanthropist. Mr. Lear began his television writing career in 1950 when he and his partner, Ed Simmons, were signed to write for The Ford Star Revue, starring Jack Haley. After only four shows, they were hired away by Jerry Lewis to write for him and Dean Martin on The Colgate Comedy Hour, where they worked until the end of... Read More →
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John Singleton

Extraordinary Contribution to Film Awardee
John Singleton grew up in South Central Los Angeles and his work as a film director, producer, and screenwriter frequently depicts these turbulent, often violent roots. He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, winning three writing awards from the university, which lead to a contract with Creative Artists Agency during his sophomore year. In 1991, Columbia Pictures bought his script... Read More →

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Saturday October 31, 2015 12:15pm - 2:15pm
The Austin Club 110 E. 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701

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