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Friday, October 30 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Independent Filmmaking: Directing Your Own Script

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The prospect of directing your own script is an exciting one. Though this endeavor hands you the creative reins of the project as a whole, it also presents a new set of obstacles and responsibilities to navigate. After all, writing a script is free, but shooting a film can cost an exorbitant amount. So how should your roles as writer and director effect and inform one another? Writer-directors will share their own experiences and constructive advice crucial for aspiring multi-taskers.

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Tom Copeland


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Sasha Gordon

writer/director It Had To Be You
Sasha Gordon is an award-winning filmmaker and composer. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sasha immigrated to the US in 1989. Sasha has scored over 50 features and shorts (among them the Oscar-winning “God Of Love”); directed several award-winning shorts (including “Manhattan Melody”, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and went on to play all over the world); and is thrilled to have just completed her debut... Read More →
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Dave Hill

writer/director The Night Is Young
Dave Hill is an actor, improviser and writer from Chicago where he trained at the iO and Second City.  Now living in LA he improvises with Hill Jones, King Ten and The Armando Show. His work can be seen in the Hulu original series QUICK DRAW and the Comedy Central classic RENO 911.  His voice has been heard on such animated series as AMERICAN DAD and BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD as well as numerous video games.   He... Read More →
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Matt Jones

Director/Executive Producer, The Night is Young
Matt Jones has performed improv and sketch comedy since the age of 17 all over LA as well as with the famous BOOM! Chicago theatre in Amsterdam.  Since his return to LA he has been seen in the recurring role of ‘Badger’ on AMC’s BREAKING BAD and is now a series regular on the CBS sitcom MOM.  He can be seen in the films COOTIES, RED STATE and HIGH ROAD as well as the upcoming THE NIGHT IS YOUNG; which he co-wrote... Read More →

Friday October 30, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room