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Saturday, October 31 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Pros and (Comic) Cons

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You’ve likely noticed the abundance of comic book-inspired films cropping up at the local Cineplex. The rich back catalogue of nearly a century’s worth of content provides a seemingly never-ending source of inspiration for big budget spectacles, offbeat comedies, and even quirky romances. And while many of these characters are transformed before our eyes into heroes and villains, how do the writers transform their source material to something that can kick butt on screen? Learn from our superhero panelists on what they did to stay true to such mystical worlds while still infusing originality into these beloved and intricate stories. We promise this panel will be simply Marvel-ous.

Moderators
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Alisa Perren

Moderator
Alisa Perren is Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She is author of Indie, Inc.: Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s and co-editor of Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method.  In addition, she is a co-founder and co-managing editor of the newly launched journal, Media Industries. Her research and teaching focus on production... Read More →

Panelists
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Shane Black

writer/director Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; writer Lethal Weapon, Last Action Hero, The Nice Guys, Edge
SHANE BLACK has been responsible for creating a number of box office blockbusters, including the first two installments of the Lethal Weapon series and 1991’s The Last Boy Scout. In 1990, Shane sold his espionage script The Long Kiss Goodnight for a record sum of money. His directorial debut, the romantic thriller Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, re-teamed him with producer Joel Silver. Shane was the recipient of the 2006 Austin Film... Read More →
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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 →
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Nicole Perlman

writer Guardians of the Galaxy
Nicole Perlman graduated NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003 with a double major in Dramatic Writing and Film Production. Since then she has gone on to win the Tribeca Film Festival's Sloan Grant for Science in Film for her screenplay "Challenger," which also placed on the 2006 Black List. The same year she was named one of Variety Magazine's Top Ten Writers to Watch, and was listed in The Playlist's Ten Screenwriters On the Rise in 2013... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Ballroom

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