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Saturday, October 31 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
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 requires 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 Rounds 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 requires advance sign-up through the Screenplay Department.

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Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown has produced a number of award-winning films in Europe, Africa and the USA. His Czech narrative feature Mamas & Papas won Best Film and Best Script at the 2010 Hamptons IFF while Shut Up and Shoot Me, a Czech–British co-production, won Best Narrative Feature at... Read More →
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Matt Cook

writer Triple Nine, By Way of Helena, Three Seconds
Matt is a screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films. He adapted Three Seconds based on the international best selling novel by Börge Hellström and Anders Roslund, starring Luke Evans and David Oyelowo. He also wrote/produced By Way of Helena... Read More →
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Jesse Cowell

founder Jeskid Productions; writer/exec producer/director Drawn by Pain, Status Kill, Shades of Gray; Webby Award Winner
Jesse has written/directed/produced an average of 3 films for every year of his life. He first made his mark working in online video by creating the hit series, Drawn by Pain, Shades of Gray (not the S&M film) and Status Kill.   Called a “legend” by the massively popular Rooster... 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... Read More →
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Kelly Fullerton

executive story editor The Fosters
Kelly Fullerton was most recently executive story editor for ABC Family’s critically-acclaimed show, The Fosters. Previous credits include: the NBC show Next Caller  and  MTV’s hit comedy Awkward.  Kelly received her M.F.A. in screenwriting from UCLA as part of the television... Read More →
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Chris Mass

Chris Mass co-wrote, produced, and starred in his first feature Chalk, which garnered numerous festival awards including AFF's Jury and Audience Awards before going on to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. The feature brought Chris his first studio gig at Universal... Read More →
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Tess Morris

writer Man Up
Tess has been writing since she could walk (not 100% true) and her first words were ‘Elvis is the King!’ (100% true). Her latest screenplay, the romantic comedy MAN UP, made the 2011 Brit List, was picked up by Big Talk Pictures, co-produced by Studio Canal and BBC Films and released... Read More →
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Jarrod Murray

co-founder Epicenter
Jarrod grew up in small-town Alabama, and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. After saving up money working in construction, he spent a few months interning in New York, then made the cross-country trek to LA for grad school at the American Film Institute's producing... Read More →
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Michael Peterson

writer/executive producer/co-showrunner Bones
After a successful feature career, Michael Peterson transitioned to television by selling his first spec pilot, “Smooth Criminal,” to 20th Century Fox. In 2009, he began working on BONES, where he has since risen from staff writer to executive producer/co-showrunner. Peterson... Read More →
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Kate Powers

writer Rectify; assistant on Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, UnReal, Quarry
Kate Powers began her television career as an intern on the first season of Mad Men, researching everything from the historically accurate pronunciation of “kaiten” to 1960s salaries. In 2008, she joined Breaking Bad as writers’ P.A. and showrunner’s assistant, eventually... Read More →
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Anne Cofell Saunders

producer Chuck, Smallville; co-executive producer Revolution
Anne Cofell Saunders first broke into television as an assistant and lead researcher on the ground-breaking series "24," where she earned her first writing credit. From there she staffed on the critically acclaimed reimagining of "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA," where she shared a Peabody... Read More →

Saturday October 31, 2015 12:30pm - 1:45pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

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