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Saturday, October 28 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Breaking in as an Assistant

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There are a lot of ways into this industry, and not all are accompanied by the glitz and glam that most of us associate with Hollywood. For many, the road to the top is paved with more empty coffee cups and dry cleaning receipts than red carpets or writers rooms. Join panelists who weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty as they share their experiences breaking in, and how they ultimately transitioned from writer’s assistant to a working writer.

Moderators
avatar for Ashland Viscosi

Ashland Viscosi

moderator; founder Creatives Meet Business
Ashland founded Creatives Meet Business (CMB), an event and podcast series in Austin for creatives of all disciplines to define themselves as “artists” and “creatives” AND “small business owners” and “entrepreneurs.” The event series helps creatives – filmmakers... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Bob Dearden

Bob Dearden

writer iZombie, Play It Again, Dick
Bob Dearden is a former forestry worker and decorated free-throw shooter hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He received an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013, and currently works as a writer for The CW’s iZombie.
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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 assistant... Read More →
avatar for Stefani Robinson

Stefani Robinson

writer Atlanta, Man Seeking Woman, Deadpool (television show)
Stefani Robinson is a screenwriter whose credits include the Emmy-nominated FX series Atlanta and the FXX series Man Seeking Woman. She is currently working on the FXX animated Deadpool series and is also working on features for Sony and Fox Searchlight. She graduated from Emerson... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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