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Saturday, October 31 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
*Roundtable: Adaptations and Writing Across Mediums

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art of translating or writing across multiple mediums. This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to panelists who have found success writing novels, short stories, plays, and adaptations for both film and television, and how this diverse skill set can inform and improve upon the writing process and approach. Come prepared with questions on how to transition from one medium to another, how to tackle adapting your own or others’ work, and the differences between writing styles and industries.

*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 Michael Fry

Michael Fry

writer/co-creator Over The Hedge; writer/illustrator The Odd Squad (Disney-Hyperion); co-writer/illustrator The Naughty List (Harper Collins)
Michael Fry has been a cartoonist and writer for over 30 years.  He has created or co-created four internationally syndicated comic strips including the current Over the Hedge (writer with T Lewis illustrating) for Universal Press Syndicate.  Over the Hedge runs in over 130 newspapers worldwide. Fry is also writes and illustrates the middle grade novel series The Odd Squad for... Read More →
avatar for Jason Headley

Jason Headley

writer/director It's Not About the Nail, At the Bar, F*ck That: A Guided Meditation
Jason Headley’s short films have been featured on NBC’s TODAY Show, Banksy's Dismaland, SundanceTV, the front page of Funny or Die, the TED Conference, Vimeo Staff Picks, and film festivals far and wide. Jason has been selected to participate in the IFP Emerging Storytellers program and as a resident of the San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse. And he’s been commissioned by Heineken, Sony, and Chrysler to write, direct, and... Read More →
avatar for Shanon Ingles

Shanon Ingles

Writer, Telltale Games, Writer, Electronic Arts; Narrative Designer, Galxyz (Video Game)
Shanon is a video game writer, designer and copywriter living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Last year, she wrote and designed a narrative-driven educational game for kids called Galxyz. Her 15 year career has encompassed every kind of writing -- from journalism, advertising, screenwriting, to game writing at companies like Electronic Arts, 505 Games, Sony, and NBC Universal. She earned a B.A. in cognitive psychology from... 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 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 Jason Neulander

Jason Neulander

Moderator; writer The Intergalactic Nemesis
Jason Neulander is an award-winning writer, director, and producer based in Austin, Texas. He is best know for creating the transmedia sci-fi multiverse THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS, which takes the form of graphic novels, a PBS series, podcasts, audio dramas, novels, and a live theatrical tour. The Intergalactic trilogy has been booked into more than 170 venues around the world, including runs on Broadway and sold-out performances at the... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Ribon

Pamela Ribon

Writer at Walt Disney Animation Studios; bestselling author; writer Romantically Challenged, Samantha Who?, Hot Properties
Pamela Ribon is a screenwriter, TV writer and bestselling author. In addition to writing upcoming features for both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Sony Pictures Animation, Pamela has adapted her popular novels for both film and television, and developed original series and features for ABC, ABC Family, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney Channel and 20th Century Fox Productions. She has been a consultant for both film and television, including... Read More →
avatar for Edward Ricourt

Edward Ricourt

writer Now You See Me; writer/producer Jessica Jones (upcoming Netflix show)
Edward Ricourt’s films include: Now You See Me, produced by Summit Entertainment. Paramount Pictures brought his 2009 Black List script, Year 12. Joe Roth is Producing. Ricourt also wrote the graphic novel Anomaly for Relativity Entertainment. In TV, Ricourt worked as a Consulting Producer for the Marvel/Netflix TV series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones.   Edward’s plays have been produced at New York Stage and Film and the Manhattan... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Thompson

Caroline Thompson

writer/director Black Beauty; writer Edward Scissorhands, The Addams Family, The Secret Garden, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Caroline Thompson was born April 23, 1956 in Washington, D.C.  She graduated from Amherst College in 1978 and moved to California in 1979.  In 1983, she published a novel, FIRST BORN (Coward, McCann).  She adapted the book with and for the director, Penelope Spheeris.  Though the movie was never made, Caroline found she loved writing screenplays and focused her energy in that direction.  Her first movie, EDWARD... 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 →


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

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