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Friday, October 30 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Monsters, Screenplays, and Scares, Oh My!

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Monsters, myths, and mysterious goings-on have been rooted in our most visceral fears since childhood. The fear of the Boogey Man now reigns just as strong as that of vampires, headless horsemen, and Freddy Krueger. Join this equally horrifying and helpful monster mash-up for a discussion on how the dead and dark can scare the living daylights out of your audience, and how to avoid making your next screenplay a monstrosity.

Moderators
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Alvaro Rodriguez

writer Machete, Shorts, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Alvaro Rodriguez is a screenwriter who has co-authored the films SHORTS and MACHETE, both directed by Robert Rodriguez, as well as THE HANGMAN'S DAUGHTER, a prequel to FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. A frequent panelist and presenter at the Austin Film Festival, he has also curated an "Epoca de Oro" Mexican film series at the Museum of South Texas History and has presented on the smuggled subtext(s) in MACHETE at South Texas College. His border-influenced... Read More →

Panelists
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Mark Swift

writer Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Friday the 13th (2009), Baywatch (2017), Genie (2018)
With almost 20 years experience as a working screenwriter, Mark Swift has written in nearly every genre for every studio. Along with his writing partner Damian Shannon, he wrote the box office hits "Friday the 13th" (2009) and "Freddy vs. Jason" (2003) and was the first writer on the animated hit "Shark Tale" (2004). They are currently working on a live-action prequel to the Disney animated classic Aladdin entitled “Genie” (2018), the... Read More →
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Andrew Kevin Walker

2015 Presenter of the Distinguished Screenwriter Award; writer Se7en, Sleepy Hollow, The Wolfman
Andrew Kevin Walker is known for writing SE7EN, Tim Burton's SLEEPY HOLLOW, rewrites of THE GAME and FIGHT CLUB, and scripts for HBO's TALES FROM THE CRYPT and PERVERSIONS OF SCIENCE, as well as two shorts -- THE FOLLOW and AMBUSH -- for the BMW Short Film Series, THE HIRE.  


Friday October 30, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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