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Saturday, October 31 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Young Filmmakers Panel: Imagination Never Gets 'Old'

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How often do you get the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And if the answer is “screenwriter”, do you really know the ins and outs of what that means? Sit down with writers, producers, and executives for a discussion on what a screenwriting career in Hollywood looks like, how creativity can be honed, and how imagination isn’t just for kids. Michael H. Weber (writer Paper Towns) will talk indie film, Nicole Perlman (writer Guardians of the Galaxy), will share secrets on comic book adaptations and big Hollywood blockbusters, Liz Tigelaar (Bates Motel) will chat all things TV, and Emily Mollenkopf will reveal behind-the-scenes intel on her work as a Development Executive at Pixar Animation Studios.

Moderators
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Jessica Julius

Senior Creative Executive of Development at Walt Disney Studios
Jessica Julius is Senior Creative Executive at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She has over 10 years experience in film development and production, working on the Academy Award®-winning features Frozen and Big Hero 6, as well as the Academy Award®-nominated films Wreck-It Ralph, Winnie the Pooh,Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, and Bolt. She was the Story Production Supervisor on Frozen, the #1 animated feature film of all time, and is... Read More →

Panelists
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Emily Mollenkopf

Development Executive at Pixar Animation Studios
Emily Mollenkopf is the Development Executive at Pixar Animation Studios. Emily joined Pixar in 2011 as a story coordinator on Pixar's first TV special; Toy Story of TERROR! She began her career at G4 Television producing videogame-centric content for X-Play and Attack of the Show. As Development Executive Emily gives directors creative feedback as they begin the process of crafting their stories, helps to match them with screenwriters, and... Read More →
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Nicole Perlman

writer Guardians of the Galaxy
Nicole Perlman graduated NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003 with a double major in Dramatic Writing and Film Production. Since then she has gone on to win the Tribeca Film Festival's Sloan Grant for Science in Film for her screenplay "Challenger," which also placed on the 2006 Black List. The same year she was named one of Variety Magazine's Top Ten Writers to Watch, and was listed in The Playlist's Ten Screenwriters On the Rise in 2013... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Driskill Hotel, Victorian Balcony

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