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Saturday, October 28 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
The 2017 Screenwriters to Watch

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Screenwriters are, of course, the perennially overworked, underappreciated artists whose hearts, souls, and lifeblood the movie world depends on. Since its inception in 1993, Austin Film Festival has worked diligently to erode the “underappreciated” element by championing screenwriters through the Conference, film programs, and screenplay/teleplay competitions. For the second year, AFF partnered with MovieMaker Magazine to highlight filmmakers with different backgrounds and at different stages in their careers: promising creators who possess original voices, keen storytelling sensibilities, and bright and buzzy futures. Join this panel to meet just a few of 2017’s “25 Screenwriters to Watch” as they impart major turning points in their careers and important lessons learned along the way. 

This panel is co-presented by MovieMaker Magazine.

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Matt Dy

moderator; Screenplay/Teleplay Director Austin Film Festival

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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 →
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Louisiana Kreutz

writer/director Quaker Oaths
Louisiana was recently named one of MovieMaker Magazine's "25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2017".  Her award winning feature comedy,Quaker Oaths, has played in 12 festivals around the country, including Phoenix, Orlando, Woods Hole, Breckenridge, and its premiere at the Austin Film... Read More →
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Jono Matt

co-writer Captain Planet
Jono Matt (who's totally writing this bio, but is still going to speak in the third person) is currently working on the live-action reboot of Captain Planet. He met his writing partner, Glen Powell, when they both snuck into the Golden Globes. Jono worked as a director's assistan... Read More →
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Jimmy Mosqueda

writer Valedictorian, The House of Rodriguez; AFF 2015 Comedy Screenplay Finalist; AFF & MovieMaker Magazine's 25 Screenwriters to Watch
Jimmy Mosqueda is a lifelong California resident, the son of Mexican immigrants, and a graduate of Stanford University. His high school dark comedy VALEDICTORIAN was a finalist in the Comedy Screenplay category at the 2015 Austin Film Festival. After Austin, Jimmy took the script to the 2016 Sundance... Read More →
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Trey Selman

A graduate of The University of Texas, Trey believes in slow-smoked brisket, Davy Crockett and Bigfoot. He's lucky to live in the hill country and works from a collection of ramshackle diners, small town coffee shops and anywhere else the people are friendly but the wifi never works. Hasta... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Driskill Hotel, Victorian Balcony

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