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Friday, October 30 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
*Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft and business of writing for film. How do you break in, deal with contracts and options, and find representation? What’s the difference between indie and studio films, and what happens when your movie goes into development? What are the most essential habits and routines to assume? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to screenwriters, directors, producers, executives, and studio reps in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the creative and business sides of breaking into and writing for film.

*This Roundtable requires advance sign-up at the Roundtable Registration and takes place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 28 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 29 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 30 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 31 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Panelists
avatar for Geoff Betts

Geoff Betts

Business Agent WGA East
Geoff Betts has been a Business Agent with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) for the past eight years. He administers the Guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) on behalf of all WGA film, television and digital media writers on the east coast. Prior to the WGAE , he worked for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for over six years as a Union Organizer and Representative. Geoff has a Master of Arts from the University... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Clark

Stephen Clark

Partner at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman
Stephen Clark is a partner in the West Hollywood, CA entertainment law firm, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.  For over 13 years, he has represented writers, directors, actors and producers in film and television.  His extensive experience includes a wide variety of individual rights and employment transactions as well as structuring independent film finance and distribution deals. Before joining his current... Read More →
avatar for Rick Dugdale

Rick Dugdale

Enderby Entertainment; producer Rosemont, Go With Me, Dawn Patrol, About Cherry
Enderby Entertainment’s co-founder, producer Rick Dugdale, serves as company’s president and CEO.  Dugdale oversees all aspects of finance and production for Enderby and spearheads Enderby Entertainment’s worldwide relationships with its community of investors.  Dugdale is also the CEO of Tony-Seven Films, Enderby Entertainment’s genre division.   In addition, Dugdale supervises each Enderby... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Ewing

Rebecca Ewing

Agent ICM Partners
avatar for Chet Garner

Chet Garner

Moderator; host/executive producer/writer The Daytripper
Chet Garner is the creator, host, executive producer and writer of The Daytripper, a 3-time Emmy-award-winning program airing on PBS.  Born in Comanche, Texas and raised in Port Neches, Chet’s love for visual storytelling started at a young age as he toted around his grandfather’s VHS video camera and staged elaborate productions in his backyard often involving pints of fake blood and poor acting skills.  Chet earned a... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas Gonda

Nicolas Gonda

Co-Founder/CEO of Tugg, Inc.; executive producer Last Days in the Desert, After the Fall; co-producer The Tree of Life; producer To The Wonder, Knight of Cups, The Better Angels
Nicolas Gonda began his film career at Focus Features, working on the publicity, marketing, and worldwide distribution of a number of Academy Award® winning films such as THE PIANIST and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND. In 2005, he joined the production of Terrence Malick’s THE NEW WORLD, where he served as the Music Supervisor and oversaw elements of the film’s post-production. He went on to work with Mr. Malick as... Read More →
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Jessica Julius

Senior Creative Executive of Development at Walt Disney Studios
Jessica Julius is Senior Creative Executive at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She has over 10 years experience in film development and production, working on the Academy Award®-winning features Frozen and Big Hero 6, as well as the Academy Award®-nominated films Wreck-It Ralph, Winnie the Pooh,Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, and Bolt. She was the Story Production Supervisor on Frozen, the #1 animated feature film of all time, and is... Read More →
avatar for Roy Lee

Roy Lee

executive producer Bates Motel, The Departed, The Ring, The Grudge; producer The Lego Movie
ROY LEE (Producer) earned his first motion picture producing credit asExecutive Producer on Gore Verbinski’s 2002 blockbuster The Ring. He went on toproduce the 2004 haunted house horror The Grudge, which, upon its October 2004release, broke the record for the biggest opening weekend of all time for a horror film.October 2006 saw the release of The Departed, a crime thriller at Warner Bros., directedby Martin Scorsese and starring Jack... Read More →
avatar for Tess Morris

Tess Morris

writer Man Up
Tess has been writing since she could walk (not 100% true) and her first words were ‘Elvis is the King!’ (100% true). Her latest screenplay, the romantic comedy MAN UP, made the 2011 Brit List, was picked up by Big Talk Pictures, co-produced by Studio Canal and BBC Films and released in 2015 directed by Ben Palmer and starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell. Tess is currently writing original screenplay TEXTBOOK BEHAVIOUR for Big Talk/BBC... Read More →
avatar for John Swetnam

John Swetnam

writer Step Up: All In, Evidence, Into the Storm, Breaking Through
John Swetnam was an "Air Force Kid" and grew up all over the world. He sold his first spec script EVIDENCE to Bold Films, which was released in 2013. His next spec, INTO THE STORM, was setup at New Line Cinema with Broken Road producing and was released August 8th, 2014. He was brought on to script the fifth installment of the half-billion dollar dance franchise, STEP UP: ALL IN, which was also released August 8th, 2014. The films have grossed... Read More →
avatar for Bill True

Bill True

writer Runaway
Bill's debut feature, Runaway, premiered to universal accolades at Tribeca and Toronto. It went on to take the top prize at the Austin Film Festival and was subsequently released by eOne Films. Recently, Bill was tapped to adapt the true crime bestseller, Running with the Devil, with More/Medavoy Productions producing.  Most recently, Bill reunited with eOne's TV division to develop The Life, a forthcoming scripted drama series that explores... Read More →


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

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