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Sunday, November 1 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
The Write Program: Labs, Fellowships, Competitions, and Workshops

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Sure, there are a lot of scripts out there, and a lot of writers who want their work to be discovered, but there are also a lot different places you can go to take that next step into the world of screenwriting. Countless writers find success by submitting their work to various programs around the world. Screenwriters labs, writing workshops, script competitions, and fellowships all have their strengths and a list of successful alumni to prove it, but what separates one from another, and which one is the best fit for you? Join this panel for a discussion on the variety of options, what they can offer, and using these programs as a means to break in.

Moderators
avatar for Cindy McCreery

Cindy McCreery

Moderator; writer Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove, Unplugged (2015), Soccer Mom, Something in the Water, Haven
Cindy McCreery is an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin.  Previously she taught screenwriting at UC Santa Barbara and UCLA.  She is a graduate of the Walt Disney/ABC Feature Writing Fellowship program and has sold feature projects to New Line Cinema, Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, National Geographic Films, Warner Brothers... Read More →

Panelists
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Tamar Laddy

writer Pretty Little Liars, Hart of Dixie
Tamar Laddy is a television writer living in Austin, Texas. She most recently served as Story Editor on The CW show HART OF DIXIE, and previously staffed on the ABC Family dramas PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and THE LYING GAME.  Her credits also include four episodes of GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT and the accompanying online series NIGHT SHIFT: CLAIRE & KYLE, which was nominated by TV Guide Canada as Outstanding Soap-Related Webisode Series. An... Read More →
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Maya Perez

Maya Perez
Maya Perez is a screenwriter and fiction writer. She is a producer for the Emmy Award-winning television series On Story: Presented by Austin Film Festival, now in its fifth season on PBS, and co-editor of the book On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft (University of Texas Press, October 2013). Perez is a former Michener Fellow and Sundance Screenwriters Intensive Fellow, and was one of six screenwriters selected to participate... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
The Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room

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