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Friday, October 27 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Semifinalists and Above 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 Semifinalists and Above 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 Semifinalists and Above only.

Roundtables required advance sign-up through the Screenplay Department. 

Panelists
avatar for Chris Emerson

Chris Emerson

Literary Manager, Magnet Management
Wheel of Fortune indirectly launched Chris' entertainment career when he won a speedboat as a contestant on the show and was unable to afford the taxes. So he took a job in television production and discovered a love for the behind-the-scenes machinations of the entertainment ind... Read More →
avatar for Emily Ferenbach

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 a... Read More →
avatar for Jared Ian Goldman

Jared Ian Goldman

producer Ingrid Goes West, Little Boxes, Wilson, Loving, Adult Beginners, The Skeleton Twins, Kill Your Darlings
Jared Ian Goldman is a film producer who has already left his creative mark on the cinematic landscape, producing fresh stories with always-affecting emotional authenticity and often a great deal of humor. His most recent credits include Ingrid Goes West (Neon/ Universal), a dark... Read More →
avatar for Christina Hodson

Christina Hodson

writer Transformers: Bumblebee (2018)
Christina Hodson transitioned from development executive to screenwriter in 2012 and has started to make a name for herself writing muscular, female-driven stories in traditionally male-dominated genres. | | Her first three spec scripts featured on the Black List three years in a row. One of these was the female-driven action sci-fi THE EDEN PROJECT, which sold in a bidding war to Sony. Shortly thereafter, she was hired to write THE FUGITIVE reboot for Warner Bros. | | In 2015, she participated in the TRANSFORMERS writers room for Paramount/Hasbro and was subsequently hired to write the BUMBLEBEE stand-alone movie. Hailee Steinfeld is starring and Travis Knight (KUBO... 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 Tess Morris

Tess Morris

writer Man Up
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 Emerso... Read More →
avatar for Chris Sparling

Chris Sparling

writer Buried, The Sea of Trees, ATM; writer/director Mercy, The Atticus Institute
hris Sparling wrote the 2010 film Buried starring Ryan Reynolds, for which he won "Best Original Screenplay" from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. His Black List script, ATM, was produced by Gold Circle Films and released by IFC Films in 2012. His feature directin... Read More →
avatar for Jen Statsky

Jen Statsky

writer/producer Broad City, The Good Place, Parks and Recreation, Lady Dynamite
Jen Statsky is currently a Writer/Producer on The Good Place for NBC and Broad City for Comedy Central. Prior to that, she was an executive story editor on Parks & Recreation for NBC and Lady Dynamite for Netflix. Jen has also worked as a staff writer on HBO's Hello Ladies, Comed... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
St. David's Episcopal Church, Sumners Hall

Attendees (62)