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Saturday, October 31 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
SECOND ROUNDERS ROUNDTABLE: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television

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*This roundtable is open to Second Rounders 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 Second Rounders 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.

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

Panelists
avatar for Geoff Betts

Geoff Betts

Business Agent WGA East
Geoff Betts has been a Business Agent with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) for the past eight years. He administers the Guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) on behalf of all WGA film, television and digital media writers on the east coast. Prior to the WGAE , he worked for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for over six years as a Union Organizer and Representative. Geoff has a Master of Arts from the University... Read More →
avatar for Wes Brown

Wes Brown

staff writer Goliath (Upcoming AMC Drama); winner AFF AMC One-Hour Pilot (Ascension)
Wes’s script ASCENSION won last year’s AMC 1-Hour Drama Pilot award. Since then, Wes has signed with UTA and LBI Entertainment, attached an Oscar-winning producer for ASCENSION, and become a staff writer on the upcoming AMC drama GOLIATH.
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Stephen Clark

Partner at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman
Stephen Clark is a partner in the West Hollywood, CA entertainment law firm, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.  For over 13 years, he has represented writers, directors, actors and producers in film and television.  His extensive experience includes a wide variety of individual rights and employment transactions as well as structuring independent film finance and distribution deals. Before joining his current... Read More →
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Peter Dealbert

Owner/Manager/Producer, Pacific View Management
Peter Dealbert is the founder of Pacific View Management, a boutique literary management & production company based on the oceanfront in Santa Monica, CA. Peter grew up in New York, then lived in Northern California before moving to Los Angeles and starting his career as an agent trainee at the former Endeavor agency, now William Morris Endeavor.  He then moved to Principato Young Entertainment where he was promoted to manager in... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Dimity

Andrea Dimity

Manager/Producer Pannon Entertainment, Inc.
Andrea Dimity is a film producer and literary manager based in Los Angeles. She started working in the entertainment industry while attending the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. Since then she has worked for such prolific producers and directors as Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Todd Phillips and Chris Meladandri in feature film development. Before starting Pannon Entertainment Inc., a Los Angeles based production/management... Read More →
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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 →
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Uri Fleming

Partner at Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo LLP
Uri Fleming is a partner at the boutique entertainment firm Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo LLP. Uri represents authors, actors, writers, directors, producers, production companies, studios and other entities in a wide variety of matters related to all facets in the development, production and distribution of motion pictures, television programs, new-media productions and other creative content. Mr. Fleming has worked on and closed some of the... Read More →
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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 Julie Howe

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 →
avatar for Adam Kolbrenner

Adam Kolbrenner

Co-Founder Madhouse Entertainment
Adam Kolbrenner is co-founder of Madhouse Entertainment, a literary management and production company based in Century City, CA. Since its inception, Madhouse Entertainment has built its reputation on developing and producing the highest quality of writers and projects for both feature film and television. Most recently, Madhouse produced the feature film PRISONERS for Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment starring Hugh Jackman and Jake... Read More →
avatar for Sara Rastogi

Sara Rastogi

Creative Executive at Ridley Scott Films
A Texas native, Sara Diya Rastogi graduated from the University of Texas in Austin where she began her filmmaking career. Since moving to Los Angeles, Sara has pursued her passion as a film producer. Sara has formed extensive relationships in the industry through her work across a large cross-section of production companies and studios alike. Her concentration in development began in the Story Department of DreamWorks Studios. Currently, Sara... Read More →
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Herschel Weingrod

writer Trading Places, Brewster's Millions, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Space Jam; producer Falling Down
HERSCHEL WEINGROD has been a working screenwriter and producer for over twenty-five years. His credits include Trading Places, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Brewster’s Millions, Falling Down, Space Jam, Pure Luck, and The Final Season. He is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin and the London Film School, and a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Mr. Weingrod resides in Los Angeles... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

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