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Saturday, October 31 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Have Pen, Will Travel

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Writers in front of the camera? Phil Rosenthal and Chet Garner have each journeyed out of the writers’ chair and onto the set as the creators and hosts of their own specialty travel shows. Join this panel to learn about scripting the unscripted on both sides of the camera, trusting your instincts, the fine balance between spontaneity and advance preparation, and how to channel your inner storyteller when producing quality reality-based television.

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Matthew Odam

Austin American-Statesman Restaurant Critic and Travel Writer

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Chet Garner

Moderator; host/executive producer/writer The Daytripper
Chet Garner is the creator, host, executive producer and writer of The Daytripper, a 3-time Emmy-award-winning program airing on PBS.  Born in Comanche, Texas and raised in Port Neches, Chet’s love for visual storytelling started at a young age as he toted around his grandfather’s VHS video camera and staged elaborate productions in his backyard often involving pints of fake blood and poor acting skills.  Chet earned a... Read More →
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Phil Rosenthal

creator Everybody Loves Raymond; creator/host I'll Have What Phil's Having
Phil Rosenthal was born in Queens, New York and moved with his parents and brother to New City, New York in Rockland County, where he was raised. After graduating from Hofstra University on Long Island, where he majored in theater, he embarked on a career as an actor, writer and director in New York City. In 1989, he relocated to Los Angeles. Rosenthal’s early writing credits include the series “Down the Shore” and... Read More →

Saturday October 31, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room