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Friday, October 30 • 9:00am - 10:15am
SEMIFINALISTS AND ABOVE ROUNDTABLE: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television

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*This roundtable is open to Semifinalists and above only and required advance sign-up through the Screenplay Department.

Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft, and business of screenwriting. This session offers Semifinalists from the Screenplay Competition exclusive access to writers, executives, studio reps, agents, managers, producers, and attorneys in an informal setting. Take advantage of this invaluable opportunity to ask those burning questions: What’s the best way to overcome writer’s block? Or risk a taking a new direction after established success? How do I find representation? Are studios buying spec scripts? What are emerging trends in the industry? Don’t miss your chance to ask all this and more without being charged by the hour or forgoing a percentage of your script sale.

Panelists
avatar for Stefano Agosto

Stefano Agosto

Manager of Scripted Television Programming AMC
Stefano Agosto is a manager of scripted television programming for AMC. He joined the company in 2012 and is one of the creative executives on Hell on Wheels and the upcoming Into The Badlands. He grew up in Italy and moved to Los Angeles in 2006. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University and, prior to AMC, worked in development for the Syfy Channel. As a manager of scripted programming for AMC, he is also involved on other projects that... Read More →
avatar for Jillian Apfelbaum

Jillian Apfelbaum

VP Content, Imperative Entertainment
Jillian is the Vice President of Content at Imperative Entertainment where she focuses on the development of original and branded entertainment across all media including film, television, video games, books, comics, and new media. In addition to recently announced features with Ruben Fleischer and Black List scribe Zach Dean, she optioned the New York Times-bestseller Circling the Sun by Paula McLain... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Gillogly

Carrie Gillogly

VP of Scripted Programming at AMC
Carrie Gillogly is the VP of Scripted Programming at AMC, currently overseeing the upcoming martial arts series Badlands.  Before AMC, Carrie was a feature development executive for Gerber Pictures at Warner Brothers where she worked on films like Gran Torino and Grudge Match.
avatar for Lindsay Goffman

Lindsay Goffman

Head of Development 3AD
A producer and executive, Lindsay Goffman works as Head of Development for 3AD, a new production company established by actor/producer Daniel Dae Kim ("Lost." "Hawaii Five-0") with a multi-year development deal at CBS Studios.  Under the 3AD banner, she develops projects for both cable and broadcast, having sold multiple pilots at CBS and the CW.  Goffman comes to 3AD from Gross Entertainment, where she served as... Read More →
avatar for James V Hart

James V Hart

writer Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Muppet Treasure Island, August Rush, Epic, Crossbones
JAMES V. HART (J.V.) was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Ft. Worth Texas on Drive-In Movies and Saturday Matinees. His writing/producing credits include; HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old Son, Jake, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND, directed by Brian Henson, and CONTACT, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Other writing/producing credits... Read More →
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 Troy Anthony Miller

Troy Anthony Miller

writer/director Severance; writer The Hitch (2013 AFF Darkwoods Productions Horror Award Winner)
Troy Anthony Miller is a writer, filmmaker and improv comedian. His feature film Severance made its World Premiere at AFF in 2005, and his screenplay The Hitch (2013 AFF Horror Award Winner) is under option with filmmaker Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Walking Dead). He also holds the distinction of being a finalist in AFF’s Pitch Competition a record six times. In 2014, he... 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 Erika Weinstein

Erika Weinstein

Director of Scripted Programming at AMC
Erika Weinstein is Director of Scripted Programming at AMC and she currently covers TURN: Washington’s Spies from Craig Silverstein and Barry Josephson.  Previously, she was the AMC Studios executive on WEtv’s THE DIVIDE from Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn.  Prior to AMC, Erika worked at Darren Star Productions and Josephson Entertainment.  
avatar for Diana Williams

Diana Williams

Lucasfilm, Story Group
In 2013 Diana Williams joined Lucasfilm as a member of the Story Group, the team charged with developing narrative cohesion and connectivity within the Star Wars universe. She is also the creative liaison to ILMxLab, the newly announced division that will combine compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create immersive entertainment experiences.   Prior to Lucasfilm, Diana was a... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

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