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Saturday, October 31 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
SECOND ROUNDERS AND ABOVE PANEL: Demystifying the Development Process

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This panel is open to Second Rounders and above only.

The term "in development" can be a scary one for a writer, mostly because once a script goes into development, it's not a sure thing it'll ever come out. What exactly goes into developing a script, who's involved, and how can a writer best prepare for the process? This panel will shed a light on the sometimes black hole that development can be and how to navigate the best methods for advocating for your story and sustaining creative momentum.

This panel is open to Second Rounders and above.

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Jill Chamberlain

Founding Director, The Screenplay Workshop
Jill Chamberlain is a sought-after script doctor, story consultant, and screenwriting coach. She is the Founding Director of The Screenplay Workshop, Austin's only educational institution dedicated solely to the craft of screenwriting (www.thescreenplayworkshop.org). She is also on the faculty of the graduate film program at Maryland Institute College of Art. Many of her students and clients have achieved success, having their screenplays optioned, sold, and made into award-winning feature films. She created the Nutshell Technique, a compl... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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Allison Friedman

Creative Executive Color Force
Allison grew up in Las Vegas and attended The University of Pennsylvania before getting her MFA through the Stark producing program at USC. While at USC, she produced an award winning short film and found her passion for story. She started her film career at MGM in the features... Read More →
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Emily Mollenkopf

Development Executive at Pixar Animation Studios
Emily Mollenkopf is the Development Executive at Pixar Animation Studios. Emily joined Pixar in 2011 as a story coordinator on Pixar's first TV special; Toy Story of TERROR! She began her career at G4 Television producing videogame-centric content for X-Play and Attack of the Show... Read More →

Saturday October 31, 2015 12:30pm - 1:45pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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