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Friday, October 27 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Between the (Paper) Sheets

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If you’re a virgin to writing sex scenes, this panel is for you. When a writer opens the bedroom door (read: bathroom stall, kitchen floor, backseat of the car), they are exposing some of the most naked attributes of their characters—their vulnerabilities, desires, neuroses, and proclivities—thus providing a deeper understanding of their motivations. Panelists will explore the language between the (paper) sheets, the secrets of crafting chemistry, and how to write a hot and heavy scene that’s sexy and you know it. 

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Etta Devine

Etta Devine is an actor, filmmaker, and writer and one of 2017's Movie Maker Magazine's 25 Screenwriters to watch. With partner Gabriel Diani she directed, wrote, produced and starred in the feature film “Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse” which premiered at the 2016 Austin film... Read More →

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Colette Burson

writer/director/EP Permanent, Hung; writer The Riches
Colette Burson is a television writer, screenwriter, producer and director. She co-created, executive produced and was the showrunner of "Hung" for HBO, as well as wrote for "The Riches" on FX. She has written original television pilots and episodes for Showtime, FX, NBC, and Canal+/Europa... Read More →
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Ben Lewin

writer/director The Sessions
Ben Lewin's career has encompassed award-winning documentaries, feature films, TV movies, mini-series and episodic programs. Lewin wrote and directed THE SESSIONS, a film about Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes) who was paralyzed by polio and confined to an iron lung, and who had a life-changing... Read More →
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Tracy Oliver

co-writer Barbershop 3, Girls Trip, The Neighbors, The Start-UP, Survivor's Remorse; writer/producer/actress The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Tracy Oliver is an emerging writer in the TV, feature, and digital space. She recently co-wrote Barbershop 3 with Black-ish creator, Kenya Barris, as well as the Universal movie, Girl Trip. Her television credits include The Neighbors, The Start-Up, and Survivor's Remorse where she... Read More →
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Guinevere Turner

writer American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page, Go Fish
Guinevere Turner is a writer, director and actor who has been working in film and TV since her 1994 debut film Go Fish, which she wrote, produced and starred in. She teamed up with director Mary Harron to write the films American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page. She was a writer... Read More →

Friday October 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room