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Friday, October 30 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Writing with a Partner

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Whether they meet-cute or get paired up on the same case, writing partners have the same goal: get it done—preferably twice as fast as everyone else. Panelists will team up to talk about finding a writing partner, developing a collective voice, staying organized, and how to effectively apply the creative powers of two minds… without knocking heads.

Moderators
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Chris Mass

Moderator
Chris Mass co-wrote, produced, and starred in his first feature Chalk, which garnered numerous festival awards including AFF's Jury and Audience Awards before going on to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. The feature brought Chris his first studio gig at Universal... Read More →

Panelists
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Emily Cook

writer Ratatouille, Gnomeo & Juliet
Emily Cook began her film career as a runner for Working Title Films in London (Four Weddings and a Funeral). After 9 years and a move to LA, she became VP (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, High Fidelity), before leaving to write. Cook and Kathy Greenberg wrote on Pixar’s Rataouille and... 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... Read More →
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Ruth Fletcher Gage

writer Daredevil, Law & Order: SVU
Ruth Fletcher Gage has spent her life moving between the political and creative worlds. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UNC Chapel Hill as an IBM/Awalt Scholar in Directing. She attended Oxford University and worked at the Goodman Theater in Chicago with Tony, Pulitzer and Academy... Read More →
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Kathy Greenberg

co-creator The L Word; writer Ratatouille, Gnomeo & Juliet
Kathy Greenberg began her film career as an executive at IndieProd/Tristar (The Quick and the Dead, Mary Reilly) then as VP at Jim Henson films (Buddy, Good Boy, Muppets in Space) and SVP Working Title (Elizabeth, Hi-Lo Country) before leaving to write. Greenberg is the Co-creator... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room

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