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Friday, October 30 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Finding Representation: The Writer/Rep Relationship

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 A lot of writers will tell you how important it is to have an agent or manager, but what is that relationship really like? As a writer, how do you facilitate this? How do you know what kind of representation is right for you and what you should realistically expect? Join screenwriters and their representations for an in-depth exploration of how to find, keep, and utilize these relationships.

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... 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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Aaron Kaplan

Manager at Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment
Aaron Kaplan, founding partner of Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment spent the first 22 years of his life in Chicago. After graduating from Northwestern University he came up through the UTA Trainee Program, where he and fellow UTA trainee Sean Perrone recognized the need for forward-thinking... Read More →
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Adam Kolbrenner

Co-Founder Madhouse Entertainment
Adam Kolbrenner is co-founder of Madhouse Entertainment, a literary management and production company based in Century City, CA. Since its inception, Madhouse Entertainment has built its reputation on developing and producing the highest quality of writers and projects for both feature... Read More →
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Edward Ricourt

writer Now You See Me; writer/producer Jessica Jones (upcoming Netflix show)
Edward Ricourt’s films include: Now You See Me, produced by Summit Entertainment. Paramount Pictures brought his 2009 Black List script, Year 12. Joe Roth is Producing. Ricourt also wrote the graphic novel Anomaly for Relativity Entertainment. In TV, Ricourt worked as a Consulting... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Historic Sanctuary

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