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Friday, October 30 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Dystopian Worlds

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Panelists who flirted with (fictional) disaster in the most calamitous ways will discuss the research, rules, and resonance needed to successfully create dystopian worlds that are as equally rich as they are desperate. Often, the success lies within harnessing the fear of things not yet in existence, but easily imagined. From post-apocalyptic chaos to totalitarianism, writers will discuss the importance of outlining, psychology, and tone when capturing dystopia on the page.

Moderators
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Tim Albaugh

Moderator
Tim Albaugh is a writer/producer, and a graduate of the UCLA M.F.A. screenwriting program. Albaugh has taught screenwriting at UCLA, UC Irvine, Hollins University, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Feature Animation. As a writer, he has sold or optioned scripts to various studios... 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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Mark Protosevich

DARK MATTERS FEATURE JUROR; writer I Am Legend, Thor, Old Boy, Poseidon, The Cell
Mark Protosevich is a screenwriter whose credits include The Cell, Poseidon, I Am Legend, Thor and Old Boy.  The Cell (2000) starred Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, and Vincent D’Onofrio, and was the feature film debut of director Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Immortals, Mirror Mirror... Read More →
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Gary Whitta

writer After Earth, The Book of Eli, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
GARY WHITTA is best known as the writer of the Denzel Washington post-apocalyptic thriller THE BOOK OF ELI, and co-writer of the science-fiction adventure AFTER EARTH, starring Will Smith. He has worked on a number of high-profile feature film projects, including the live-action... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by Final Draft

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