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Sunday, November 1 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Building Worlds: The Development Side

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Building fictional worlds requires diligent orchestration, untethered imagination, comprehensive blueprints….and often a studio or production company to foot the bill…. So what exactly does the development process look like when creating a fantasy, sci-fi, or original story that doesn’t conform to your everyday rules and guidelines? Panelists from Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Ridley Scott Films will discuss what the development process involves, the writer/executive relationship, and, most importantly, techniques to dream up stories that are truly out of this world.

Moderators
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Richard Pearsey

writer/narrative designer Spec Ops: The Line; 1979 Revolution
Richard is the writer and narrative designer of Yager Development’s Spec Ops:  The Line, which was recently named one of the 100 best video games ever made for any platform by Edge Magazine.  He also wrote the forthcoming game about the Iranian Revolution, 1979 Revolution, for INKstories.  Richard has written for Konami, Ubisoft, 2k Games, Yager Development, TimeGate Studios, Vivendi Games, Sierra Games, and Warner Games... Read More →

Panelists
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Sara Rastogi

Creative Executive at Ridley Scott Films
A Texas native, Sara Diya Rastogi graduated from the University of Texas in Austin where she began her filmmaking career. Since moving to Los Angeles, Sara has pursued her passion as a film producer. Sara has formed extensive relationships in the industry through her work across a large cross-section of production companies and studios alike. Her concentration in development began in the Story Department of DreamWorks Studios. Currently, Sara... Read More →
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Diana Williams

Lucasfilm, Story Group
In 2013 Diana Williams joined Lucasfilm as a member of the Story Group, the team charged with developing narrative cohesion and connectivity within the Star Wars universe. She is also the creative liaison to ILMxLab, the newly announced division that will combine compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create immersive entertainment experiences.   Prior to Lucasfilm, Diana was a... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room

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