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Saturday, October 28 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Second Rounders Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television

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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.

Roundtables required advance sign-up through the Screenplay Department. 

Panelists
avatar for Kelly Jo Brick

Kelly Jo Brick

writer Pause, The Jewel in the Woods; contributing editor TVWriter.com
Kelly Jo Brick is a television and documentary writer and producer. She wrote the Telly Award-winning film PAUSE and the Frank Lloyd Wright documentary The Jewel In The Woods. She is a contributing editor for TVWriter.com where she writes The Write Path, an interview series that highlights how writers got their start in the industry. A Sundance Female Filmmakers Initiative Financing Intensive Fellow, Kelly Jo is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin where she earned a B.A. with Honors in both Communications and English-Cr... Read More →
avatar for Alisha Brophy

Alisha Brophy

co-writer License to Drive (2017), White Girl Problems, Swiped, United States of Fuckin' Awesome
Alisha Brophy is a small town girl who always ends up in big cities. She lives in Los Angeles, but you wouldn’t know it from her cowboy boots and New York accent. She is a recent Moth GrandSLAM champion, and you can hear her storytelling broadcast nationally on “The Moth” radio... Read More →
avatar for Jill Chamberlain

Jill Chamberlain

author The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting
Jill Chamberlain is the founder of The Screenplay Workshop (www.thescreenplayworkshop.org) where she has helped over a thousand writers with their screenplays. Her book, The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting(University of Texas Press) is the go-to manual many professionals swear by and is on the syllabus for screenwriting programs across the co... Read More →
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Stephen Clark

Partner, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman
Stephen Clark is a partner in the West Hollywood, CA entertainment law firm, Lichter, Grossman, et al. For over 16 years, he has represented a diverse group of writers, directors, actors and producers in film and television. His extensive experience includes a wide variety of individual... Read More →
avatar for Alison Flierl

Alison Flierl

writer BoJack Horseman, School of Rock (television show); writer/producer/performer Internet Comment Theater; producer Random Tropical Paradise
Alison Flierl is a Writer/Producer/Performer. She co-created and co-stars in the new comedy digital series Internet Comment Theater for Mashable. Alison wrote for Season 2 and 3 of BoJack Horseman on Netflix and is currently writing for Season 3 of School of Rock on Nickelodeon. She... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Petrie, Jr.

Daniel Petrie, Jr.

Partner, Enderby Entertainment; writer Beverly Hills Cop, The Big Easy; director Dawn Patrol, Toy Soldiers; executive producer An Ordinary Man, Blackway; former WGAW President
Screenwriter, producer and director Daniel Petrie, Jr. was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay for his first produced script, the box-office hit Beverly Hills Cop, starring Eddie Murphy. Next came Petrie’s original screenplay of the romantic thriller The... Read More →
avatar for Scott Miles

Scott Miles

co-writer License to Drive (2017), White Girl Problems, Swiped, United States of Fuckin' Awesome
Scott Miles lives for BBQ and cinema in equal measure. With degrees in both film production and screenwriting, he's quite comfortable switching hats between writer and director, so long as one of those is a fancy stovepipe hat like Lincoln wore. He thinks he’d look good in that... Read More →
avatar for Troy Anthony Miller

Troy Anthony Miller

writer The Hitch (2013 AFF Darkwoods Productions Horror Award Winner), writer The Olympian (2017 AFF Sony Pictures Animation Comedy Award Finalist)
Troy Anthony Miller is a writer, filmmaker, and improv comedian who lives in Los Angeles by way of Austin, Texas. He has taught improvisational storytelling to businesses such as Whole Foods and Google, and his comedy troupe Confidence Men: Improvised David Mamet is a two-time winner... Read More →
avatar for LaToya Morgan

LaToya Morgan

writer/producer Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington's Spies, Carried By Six
Born and raised in Los Angeles, LaToya Morgan is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory where she received a MFA in Screenwriting. She’s an alumna of several prestigious fellowships including the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop, the Producers Guild Power... Read More →
avatar for Kira Snyder

Kira Snyder

writer/producer The Handmaid's Tale, The 100; writer Pacific Rim: Uprising
Kira Snyder is a writer and Co-Executive Producer on the TV show The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu. Her other film and television work includes the upcoming movie Pacific Rim: Uprising, pilot scripts for Hulu and FX, The 100 on the CW, Incursion for Starz, Syfy’s Eureka and Alphas... Read More →
avatar for Bob Sobhani

Bob Sobhani

co-founder and Partner, Magnet Management
After a stint as a story analyst/reader at the Sundance Writer's Lab, and later ICM, Bob took an internship at The Ladd Co. for producer Alan Ladd, Jr.In 1998, Bob started working at Zide/Perry Entertainment where he worked both in management and production. He worked on numerous... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Sparks

Anthony Sparks

co-executive producer Queen Sugar; writer/producer, The Blacklist, Undercovers
Anthony Sparks is an award winning television writer-producer and a cutting edge scholar of media, performance, and African American studies. Originally from Chicago’s South Side, Anthony has worked on multiple television drama series over the last 15 seasons, including "The Blacklist... Read More →
avatar for Herschel Weingrod

Herschel Weingrod

writer Trading Places, Brewster’s Millions, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Space Jam; producer Falling Down, The Final Season; director Last Wishes
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... Read More →
avatar for Kai Wu

Kai Wu

Kai was born in Taiwan and raised in Salisbury, Maryland. She spent most of her days hanging out at Wal-Marts until she purchased a diary from aisle 9 and discovered her calling as a writer.  After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, she moved to Los Angeles where she got... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
St. David's Episcopal Church, Sumners Hall

Attendees (84)