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Friday, October 30 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Zombies and the Undead

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What is it about zombies that still feels fresh (despite the smell of rotting flesh), even after a cinematic history that goes back almost as long as film itself? The living dead are alive and well not only in film, but in television as well, thrilling audiences with compelling narratives, gratuitous gore, and a brazen willingness to kill or zombify any character, no matter the stakes. Come join the humans behind the zombies and bring any questions that have been eating away at you.

Moderators
avatar for Greg Garrett

Greg Garrett

Moderator; Professor of Screenwriting, Fiction, and Film at Baylor University
Greg Garrett has been a moderator and panelist at the conference for over a decade, interviewing luminaries from Lawrence Kasdan to Damon Lindelof. He is also the Festival's scholarly liaison, consulting on grant making, the Young Filmmaker's Program, and the On Story book. Himself the author of four acclaimed novels and a number of nonfiction works on film and culture, Greg is 2013 Centennial Professor at Baylor University, where his students... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Angela Kang

Angela Kang

writer/co-executive producer The Walking Dead; writer Terriers
Angela Kang is a Writer and Co-Executive Producer for THE WALKING DEAD. She joined the hit AMC series in Season 2. Prior to that, she was a writer for the FX series TERRIERS and NBC's DAY ONE.  Angela received a B.A. in Theater and English from Occidental College, and an M.F.A. in Writing for Screen and Television from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
avatar for Mark Protosevich

Mark Protosevich

DARK MATTERS FEATURE JUROR; writer I Am Legend, Thor, Old Boy, Poseidon, The Cell
Mark Protosevich is a screenwriter whose credits include The Cell, Poseidon, I Am Legend, Thor and Old Boy.  The Cell (2000) starred Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, and Vincent D’Onofrio, and was the feature film debut of director Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Immortals, Mirror Mirror).  Roger Ebert listed The Cell as one of the ten best films of 2000 and Protosevich’s screenplay was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. Poseidon... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room

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