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Saturday, October 31 • 9:00am - 10:15am
*Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Television and New Media

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft and business of writing for television. How do you break in? What is the dynamic in a writers’ room and the difference between various jobs involved? How is the changing landscape of television affecting the role of a writer? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to TV writers, producers, showrunners, and executives 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 television.

*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 Amy Berg

Amy Berg

writer/executive producer Counterpart (upcoming), Da Vinci's Demons; creator/executive producer Caper; writer/co-executive producer Eureka; writer/supervising producer Person of Interest, Leverage
Amy Berg is a writer-producer for film and television.  She's also a massive geek as evidenced by the many genre shows she's worked on including DA VINCI'S DEMONS, PERSON OF INTEREST, EUREKA, and THE 4400.  But her proudest creative achievement might be the award-winning digital series CAPER that premiered on Hulu last year.  Currently she's writing and executive producing the new Starz series COUNTERPART starring J.K. Simmons... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Cowell

Jesse Cowell

founder Jeskid Productions; writer/exec producer/director Drawn by Pain, Status Kill, Shades of Gray; Webby Award Winner
Jesse has written/directed/produced an average of 3 films for every year of his life. He first made his mark working in online video by creating the hit series, Drawn by Pain, Shades of Gray (not the S&M film) and Status Kill.   Called a “legend” by the massively popular Rooster Teeth Productions, Jesse was one of a handful of Vloggers creating content before YouTube opened its doors. He launched his first... Read More →
avatar for Jay Wade Edwards

Jay Wade Edwards

producer/editor Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Space Ghost Coast to Coast; writer/director Stomp! Shout! Scream!
Jay Wade Edwards is a Writer/Director of feature films, shorts, music videos, and most recently a digital servies for adultswim.com.  Most of his work involves Monsters.  Pants-wettingly scary monsters. Jay’s independently-produced feature, Stomp! Shout! Scream! (2005), premiered at the Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference.  The Austin Chronicle said, “Stomp! Shout! Scream! does it better than American... Read More →
avatar for Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

Head of TV Literary Talent Agent, ICM Partners
avatar for Aaron Kaplan

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, creatively involved literary representatives. In 2000, the two decided to strike out on their own, forming management company Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Adam Kolbrenner

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 film and television. Most recently, Madhouse produced the feature film PRISONERS for Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment starring Hugh Jackman and Jake... Read More →
avatar for Elias Madias

Elias Madias

writer Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Elias Madias is a writer who has worked with the company Sleep Deprivation Lab as a script doctor on a number of AAA console games, the most recent being award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.   Previously, he worked in features in the family genre for multiple studios including Disney Feature Animation, Universal, and 20th Century Fox.  He has signed so many NDAs he’s unsure if he can even reveal his middle name in... Read More →
avatar for Richard Pearsey

Richard Pearsey

writer/narrative designer Spec Ops: The Line; 1979 Revolution
Richard is the writer and narrative designer of Yager Development’s Spec Ops:  The Line, which was recently named one of the 100 best video games ever made for any platform by Edge Magazine.  He also wrote the forthcoming game about the Iranian Revolution, 1979 Revolution, for INKstories.  Richard has written for Konami, Ubisoft, 2k Games, Yager Development, TimeGate Studios, Vivendi Games, Sierra Games, and Warner Games... Read More →
avatar for Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson

writer/executive producer/co-showrunner Bones
After a successful feature career, Michael Peterson transitioned to television by selling his first spec pilot, “Smooth Criminal,” to 20th Century Fox. In 2009, he began working on BONES, where he has since risen from staff writer to executive producer/co-showrunner. Peterson is married to the absolute love of his life (who just happens to be the best script editor in town); they have two children.  As a native of North... Read More →
avatar for Justin Sloan

Justin Sloan

Writer, Telltale Games; Author, Creative Writing Career
Justin Sloan is a video game writer, novelist, and screenwriter. He has written on how to take your writing from hobby to career in such books as Creative Writing Career and its sequel, and on how veterans can pursue their creative passions in his book Military Veterans in Creative Careers. Justin studied writing at the Johns Hopkins University MA in writing program and at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Professional Program... Read More →
avatar for Alex Timbers

Alex Timbers

co-creator/writer Mozart in the Jungle; director Rosaline (upcoming)
Alex Timbers (Theater Director) Broadway: Peter and The Starcatcher (OBIE Award- Best Director, Tony nomination- Best Director), Rocky (Drama Desk and OCC nominations- Best Director), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (also book writer, Tony nomination- Best Book, Drama Desk Award- Best Book, Lortel and OCC Awards- Best Musical), and The Pee-wee Herman Show. His Off-Broadway credits Here Lies Love (Lortel Award- Best Director... Read More →
avatar for Stu Zicherman

Stu Zicherman

writer/co-executive producer The Americans; writer/director A.C.O.D.; writer Elektra
Stuart Zicherman is a New York based filmmaker who is currently a Writer and Co-Executive producer of FX’s acclaimed series “The Americans.”  He also just completed the new pilot “Casanova” for Amazon Studios, directed by the acclaimed Jean-Pierre Juenet and starring Diego Luna.   Stu has written or re-written feature film scripts for Sony, Dreamworks, New Line, Fox, Universal and Warner Brothers. ... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

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