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Friday, October 30 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Return of the Screenwriter: Prequels, Sequels, and Trilogies

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Your writing assignment: take a story with a pre-established foundation and craft the next part. Easy, right? After all, you already have a developed world and ensemble of characters—how hard can it be?! Take another guess. Writing a prequel, sequel, or “threequel” requires ample research and preparation in order to breathe new life into old ideas while continuing the momentum moving forward. Screenwriters will converse about the challenges of life-after-the-originals, as well as the difference between trying your hand at multiple installments within a series or picking up where someone else left off.

Moderators
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Timothy Dowling

writer Role Models, Just Go With It, This Means War, Pixels, George Lucas in Love
Timothy Dowling was born and raised in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts and is a graduate of the School of Theatre at the University of Southern California. As an actor he was in the films: The Beautician and the Beast, Dr. Benny, and Terminator 3. As a screenwriter he is one of the... Read More →

Panelists
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Peter Craig

writer The Town, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts I and II, Blood Father
Peter Craig is a screenwriter whose credits include The Town (2010), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II, to be released in November 2015.   He’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and author of three novels.  He... Read More →
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Carey Hayes

writer The Conjuring, Whiteout, The Reaping, House of Wax
Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes have been professional film and television writers since their early 20’s, and have managed to keep busy.   Since writing 2013’s worldwide hit, THE CONJURING, they’ve penned the sequel, reuniting them with James Wan (Conjuring, Saw, Insidious, Fast... Read More →
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Chad Hayes

writer The Conjuring, Whiteout, The Reaping, House of Wax
Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes have been professional film and television writers since their early 20’s, and have managed to keep busy.   Since writing 2013’s worldwide hit, THE CONJURING, they’ve penned the sequel, reuniting them with James Wan (Conjuring, Saw, Insidious, Fast... Read More →
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David Wain

co-creator/writer/director Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Stella, Wanderlust, Childrens Hospital
David Wain is the co-creator, executive producer, director and co-writer of the new Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He also plays the swarthy Israeli counselor Yaron.  He directed and co-wrote five feature films: Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Ro... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Ballroom

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