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Saturday, October 28 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
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 Geoff Betts

Geoff Betts

Business Agent, WGA East
Geoff Betts has been a Business Agent with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) for the past ten years. He administers the Guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) on behalf of all WGA film, television and digital media writers on the east coast. This is in addition to overse... Read More →
avatar for Henry Jones

Henry Jones

writer/director; 2016 Drama, Sci-Fi, and Enderby Entertainment Screenplay Award Recipient
A consummate raconteur from the hinterlands of Minnesota, Jones weighs in at 180lbs of pure literary fury. After stints as a Top 40 radio DJ, a steelworker, a furniture salesman, pizza delivery driver, video store manager and college drop-out, he hustled his way to Los Angeles. O... Read More →
avatar for Doug Jung

Doug Jung

writer Star Trek Beyond, God Particle, Big Love, Banshee
After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Doug Jung’s first feature was Confidence starring Ed Burns and Dustin Hoffman. He’s written extensively for television as well as film, including HBO’s Big Love and as co-creator of TNT’s Dark Blue. Star Trek Beyond... Read More →
avatar for Albert Kim

Albert Kim

showrunner Sleepy Hollow; writer/producer Nikita, Leverage, Dirt
Albert Kim is a television writer and producer who was most recently Executive Producer and Showrunner of the hit Fox drama Sleepy Hollow. Previously he spent four seasons as a writer and producer on the CW drama Nikita, for which he wrote several of the show’s most popular epi... Read More →
avatar for Jardine Libaire

Jardine Libaire

writer/author White Fur
Jardine Libaire got her MFA in Writing from the University of Michigan. Her sixth novel White Fur (Hogarth), published in May 2017, was an Amazon Best Book, a Barnes + Noble Discover, and a Book of the Month selection; the television-series adaptation of White Fur she wrote for FilmNation Entertainment just landed a home at Amazon Studios where she continues to develop it. She also just wrote and published a documentary book with photographer Phyllis B... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Masterson

Kelly Masterson

writer Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Snowpiercer
Kelly Masterson is a playwright/screenwriter. He wrote the screenplay for Snowpiercer, a post-apocalyptic thriller, with Korean Director, Bong Joon Ho. It starred Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris and John Hurt. Snowpiercer broke box office records in Korea a... 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 of the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Improvisational Theatre. His feature... Read More →
avatar for Brian Nelson

Brian Nelson

writer Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, Devil, 11/22/63, Altered Carbon
Brian Nelson wrote the original screenplay for the Lionsgate release Hard Candy, which has won multiple awards including Best Picture and Best Script at the Sitges International Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain. He also scripted the Universal release Devil from a story by M. Nig... Read More →
avatar for Linda Olszewski

Linda Olszewski

senior acquisitions consultant, ShortsHD
Linda O. Olszewski is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable people in the short film industry. After trying to get a shorts division launched at several studios, she joined SHORTS INTERNATIONAL in January 2006 and oversaw the launch of the Oscar Shorts Theatrical/VOD/iTunes releases and has served as an Associate Producer for 10 years. She has served on over 100 international film fest juries and panels while offering distribution deals for iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and nonexclusive TV license for... Read More →
avatar for Ray Utarnachitt

Ray Utarnachitt

writer DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Tomorrow People, Person of Interest
Ray Utarnachitt is currently a writer/producer on DC’S Legends of Tomorrow. He is a Michigan native and like any good Asian student, was pre-med at the University of Michigan for 3 years. Much to his parents’ dismay, he switched tracks and graduated with a Film degree. Ray br... Read More →
avatar for Dwain Worrell

Dwain Worrell

writer The Wall, Marvel's Iron Fist
Dwain Worrell is a Boston native with roots in Barbados. He graduated Georgia State University with a degree in dramaturgy, and continued his education abroad in Beijing, China where he studied Mandarin. Dwain currently lives in Los Angeles where he works as a professional screen... 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 her start working at The Gersh... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
St. David's Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

Attendees (76)