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Saturday, October 28 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
The Heroine's Journey

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Panelists will discuss the creative side of writing female characters and the business-related challenges of working in the male-dominated film industry.

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Courtenay Hameister

host/head writer PRI's Live Wire Radio 2003-2015; co-writer of The Benefits of Gusbandry (web series)
For nine years, Courtenay Hameister was the host and head writer for Live Wire, a nationally-syndicated live public radio variety show distributed by Public Radio International. She's interviewed over 500 filmmakers, screenwriters, comics and other creative makers including Bob Odenkirk... Read More →

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Emily Ferenbach

Director of Development, Hello Sunshine
Emily Ferenbach is a Director of Development at Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s company focused on telling stories with women at the center. Before this, she was a Creative Executive at Twentieth Century Fox where she worked on the latest entries in the Kingsman, Predator and... Read More →
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Jason Fuchs

co-writer Wonder Woman, Ice Age: Continental Drift; writer Break My Heart 1000 Times, Pan
Jason, a screenwriter, actor and producer, is best known for co-writing Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), which broke what was then the record internationally for highest grossing animated film, as well as Joe Wright's, Pan (2015). Jason co-wrote Wonder Woman, the newest chapter... Read More →
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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 →

Saturday October 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room