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Saturday, October 31 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Short Form Storytelling

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No need to wait on the networks and studios… it’s the digital age! These days, it’s widely feasible to independently produce projects and find an audience by distributing online. With the rise of content readily available and decline of attention spans, many writers have turned to web series and digital shorts to give their voice an immediate home. Hear from panelists who have done just that on how to keep narratives as concise as they are compelling, and ways to use short form storytelling as a calling card.

Moderators
avatar for Linnea Toney

Linnea Toney

Moderator

Panelists
avatar for Evan Bregman

Evan Bregman

Head of Original Content, Portal A, SCRIPTED DIGITAL SERIES JUROR
Evan Bregman is Head of Original Content at Portal A, an independent creative studio based in San Francisco and Los Angeles that develops, produces and distributes video entertainment built for conversation. Bregman is an award-winning producer who most recently served as Executive Director of Digital Media at Electus, where he oversaw creative, production and audience development for all of the Electus... Read More →
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Craig Comstock

co-creator/producer/director The Adventures of Catty Wompus
Born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA, Craig is a seasoned industry veteran and DGA member whose career spans over two decades.  His film credits include Chasing Mavericks, 42, Something’s Gotta Give, Cirque du Freak and Here Comes The Boom among others. He has worked with some of best minds in the business such as Brian Helgeland, Nancy Myers and Frank Darabont.  Craig is co-creator, producer and director of The... Read More →
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Rodrigo Garcia

writer/director Last Days in the Desert, Mother and Child, Nine Lives; director Albert Nobbs; executive producer In Treatment
Mexican director Rodrigo Garcia has directed a variety of independent films, including the award-winning “Nine Lives”; the three-time Academy Award-nominated feature “Albert Nobbs,” starring Glenn Close; and “Mother and Child,” starring Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Samuel L. Jackson. In 2000,Rodrigo’s first film as a writer and director, “Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at... Read More →
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Julie Howe

executive producer/writer/co-creator of The Adventures of Catty Wompus; AFF Comedy Screenplay Winner
After her comedy screenplay, Jasper Milliken, won at AFF in 2010 many doors opened and she got a development deal. Then, some of those doors closed so she crawled through an open window and created her own collaborative production company called Crooked Sidewalk.  | | Crooked Sidewalk’s first production, The Adventures of Catty Wompus, wrapped on July 31st, 2015 thanks to some incredibly hard-working co-creators and a... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 12:30pm - 1:45pm
The Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room