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Saturday, October 31 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Story Driven Action

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Action sells! It delights! But without a good story to support it, it totally bombs. Even the most intricately choreographed chase sequence that hops across rooftops and through unwieldy construction sites is only really meaningful and effective if it furthers the story or helps develop the world of the film. In this action-packed panel, writers will address your questions on how to incorporate action to thrill audiences and pitch to producers, while prioritizing the integrity of your story and driving it forward.

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R.B. Brenner

Moderator; Director of the School of Journalism, UT Austin
R.B. Brenner is the new director of the School of Journalism and the G.B. Dealey Regents Professor in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He arrived at UT this summer from Stanford University, where he joined the faculty in 2010 after leaving The Washington Post. At... Read More →

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Peter Craig

writer The Town, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts I and II, Blood Father
Peter Craig is a screenwriter whose credits include The Town (2010), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II, to be released in November 2015.   He’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and author of three novels.  He... Read More →
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Angela Kang

writer/co-executive producer The Walking Dead; writer Terriers
Angela Kang is a Writer and Co-Executive Producer for THE WALKING DEAD. She joined the hit AMC series in Season 2. Prior to that, she was a writer for the FX series TERRIERS and NBC's DAY ONE.  Angela received a B.A. in Theater and English from Occidental College, and an M.F.A... Read More →
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Jeb Stuart

writer Die Hard, The Fugitive, Fire Down Below, Another 48 Hours, Switchback
Jeb Stuart has been a motion picture and television screenwriter, director and producer for over 30 years and is considered one of the great action screenwriters in film history. His first film, DIE HARD was nominated for 4 Academy Awards and voted the Best Action Film of All Time... Read More →

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Saturday October 31, 2015 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Ballroom

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