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Saturday, October 31 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Based on a Short Story: Sleepy Hollow

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The short story adaptation is sort of the exception in the world of adaptations. Generally, reformatting a previously conceived work involves cutting—picking and choosing the scenes or aspects that can make it into your script and discarding the rest. For short stories, though, it’s the opposite—taking a smaller story and expanding and developing it. This presents a unique set of challenges. How do you add new characters and new scenes and still retain the spirit of the source material? Join both film and television writers as they discuss adapting perhaps one of the most well known short stories—Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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Steph Opitz


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Mark Goffman

executive producer/showrunner Sleepy Hollow; writer Limitless, The West Wing, and White Collar
Mark Goffman is an acclaimed producer and writer in Los Angeles. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter listed him as one of the 50 most influential showrunners. Most recently, he served as executive producer and showrunner for Fox's hit TV series, SLEEPY HOLLOW. Previously, Goffman was... Read More →
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Andrew Kevin Walker

2015 Presenter of the Distinguished Screenwriter Award; writer Se7en, Sleepy Hollow, The Wolfman
Andrew Kevin Walker is known for writing SE7EN, Tim Burton's SLEEPY HOLLOW, rewrites of THE GAME and FIGHT CLUB, and scripts for HBO's TALES FROM THE CRYPT and PERVERSIONS OF SCIENCE, as well as two shorts -- THE FOLLOW and AMBUSH -- for the BMW Short Film Series, THE HIRE.  

Saturday October 31, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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