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Saturday, October 31 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
*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 Emily Cook

Emily Cook

writer Ratatouille, Gnomeo & Juliet
Emily Cook began her film career as a runner for Working Title Films in London (Four Weddings and a Funeral). After 9 years and a move to LA, she became VP (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, High Fidelity), before leaving to write. Cook and Kathy Greenberg wrote on Pixar’s Rataouille and Disney’s Gnomeo and Juliet. Together they have written for every major studio and are currently writing a musical for Sony.  
avatar for Matt Cook

Matt Cook

writer Triple Nine, By Way of Helena, Three Seconds
Matt is a screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films. He adapted Three Seconds based on the international best selling novel by Börge Hellström and Anders Roslund, starring Luke Evans and David Oyelowo. He also wrote/produced By Way of Helena, starring Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth, and Triple Nine starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Normal Reedus, Anthony Mackie, Casey... 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 Allison Friedman

Allison Friedman

Creative Executive Color Force
Allison grew up in Las Vegas and attended The University of Pennsylvania before getting her MFA through the Stark producing program at USC. While at USC, she produced an award winning short film and found her passion for story. She started her film career at MGM in the features department, then worked at Simon Kinberg’s production company, Genre Films, helping develop projects like THE... Read More →
avatar for Robert Nelson Jacobs

Robert Nelson Jacobs

writer Chocolat, Dinosaur, The Shipping News, The Water Horse
ROBERT NELSON JACOBS grew up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Yale University, where he received the Curtis Literary Prize for his short fiction, and he later earned a master’s degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He began his career as a writer of short stories that were published in little, prestigious magazines and generated little, prestigious income.     His love of movies... Read More →
avatar for Michael Lazo

Michael Lazo

Manager at Untitled Entertainment
Michael Lazo began his career developing special artistic projects for the Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson and Mark Taper Forum theatres) in Los Angeles. He then transitioned to the representation business starting in the Talent Department of I.C.M. followed by positions of running the talent departments of Writers and Artists Agency (6 years) and Paradigm (15 years). He moved into talent management 6 years ago at Untitled Entertainment, one of... 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 Jarrod Murray

Jarrod Murray

co-founder Epicenter
Jarrod grew up in small-town Alabama, and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. After saving up money working in construction, he spent a few months interning in New York, then made the cross-country trek to LA for grad school at the American Film Institute's producing program.    Post-AFI, he worked his way up from intern to creative executive for agent-turned-producer Marty Adelstein, where he worked on Prison... Read More →
avatar for Adam Pava

Adam Pava

writer Boxtrolls
Adam Pava wrote the stop-motion hit The Boxtrolls, which earned a 2015 Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. He currently has projects in development at Laika, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Dreamworks Animation, and is writing a sequel for The Lego Movie franchise. The first script he wrote was named one of the “Six Best Unproduced Animated Screenplays” by Written By, the magazine of the Writers’ Guild of... Read More →
avatar for Mark Protosevich

Mark Protosevich

DARK MATTERS FEATURE JUROR; writer I Am Legend, Thor, Old Boy, Poseidon, The Cell
Mark Protosevich is a screenwriter whose credits include The Cell, Poseidon, I Am Legend, Thor and Old Boy.  The Cell (2000) starred Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, and Vincent D’Onofrio, and was the feature film debut of director Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Immortals, Mirror Mirror).  Roger Ebert listed The Cell as one of the ten best films of 2000 and Protosevich’s screenplay was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. Poseidon... Read More →
avatar for Terry Rossio

Terry Rossio

Co-Creator Wordplay; writer Shrek, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, Déjà Vu, The Mask of Zorro
Terry Rossio is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and producer whose work spans animation and live action. Credits to date include the four PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films, ALADDIN, the Oscar-winning SHREK, DEJA VU, NATIONAL TREASURE 2:  BOOK OF SECRETS, THE LONE RANGER, and THE MASK OF ZORRO, plus more than a dozen other studio releases. He is the co-founder of Wordplay (http://www.wordplayer.com), a web-based resource for... 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 Mark Swift

Mark Swift

writer Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Friday the 13th (2009), Baywatch (2017), Genie (2018)
With almost 20 years experience as a working screenwriter, Mark Swift has written in nearly every genre for every studio. Along with his writing partner Damian Shannon, he wrote the box office hits "Friday the 13th" (2009) and "Freddy vs. Jason" (2003) and was the first writer on the animated hit "Shark Tale" (2004). They are currently working on a live-action prequel to the Disney animated classic Aladdin entitled “Genie” (2018), the... Read More →


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

Attendees (159)