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Sunday, October 29 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Indie Film Track: The Actor/Director Relationship

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In the world of independent film, everyone on a production does, well, everything: directors write, actors produce, and someone’s mom does props. But on a shoot, amidst the chaos of doing a million other jobs, building a good actor-director relationship is crucial to making the film a success. As a director, how can you be an effective creative leader, even as you’re setting locations and dealing with last-minute script changes? And as an actor, how can you put in the focus necessary for your craft even while you feel pressure to pick up other duties on a production? Seasoned independent filmmakers will give you tips on how to make the most of this delicate dynamic.

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Erin Hallagan

founder Story Bar; former AFF Creative Director
Erin Hallagan is the founder of Story Bar, an Austin-based multi-disciplinary arts initiative featuring storytelling and the exploration of the human condition through community-driven programming. Prior to Story Bar, Erin served as Creative Director of the Austin Film Festival... Read More →

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Amy Acker

actor The Gifted, Person of Interest, Angel, Much Ado About Nothing, Sironia, The Cabin In The Woods
Amy stars in the female lead role of, “Kate Strucker” in the FOX series THE GIFTED, based on the Marvel Comic’s X-Men. She is known to millions of fans throughout the world for her long-running starring roles as “Winifred ‘Fred’ Burkle/Illyria” in Joss Whedon’s hit... Read More →
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David Arquette

actor Scream franchises, Never Been Kissed, Ready to Rumble, Eight Legged Freaks, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters; producer – The Tripper, Just Before I Go, Dirt, Cougar Town, Celebrity Name Game
David Arquette is a fourth generation actor, writer, producer from one of the most prestigious acting families in Hollywood. Arquette was discovered in 1997 at Sundance for his role in JOHNS. Since that time, he has acted in dozens of feature films, including the SCREAM films, HAMLET... Read More →
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Brandon Dickerson

writer/director Sironia, Victor, Amanda & Jack Go Glamping; writer Benji the Dove; director A Single Frame
BRANDON DICKERSON is an award-winning writer/director honored for his work in features, commercials, and music videos—including the coveted Cannes Gold Lion. Turning his focus to writing and directing feature films, Dickerson has been at the helm of four features in the last seven... Read More →
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David Haskell

director The Outdoorsman
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Brent Morin

actor How to Be Single, Undateable, The Outdoorsman
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Sasheer Zamata

actor The Outdoorsman, Saturday Night Live

Sunday October 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
800 Congress