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Friday, October 27 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
*Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft and business of writing for film. How do you break in, deal with contracts and options, and find representation? What’s the difference between indie and studio films, and what happens when your movie goes into development? What are the most essential habits and routines to assume? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to screenwriters, directors, producers, executives, and studio reps in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the creative and business sides of breaking into and writing for film.

*This Roundtable requires advance registration at the Roundtable Sign-up Table in the Driskill Mezzanine; the Roundtable takes place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street. Only one roundtable sign-up slot per registrant. Registrants must have the day-appropriate badge.


ROUNDTABLE SIGN UP HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 25 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 26 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 27 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 28 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

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Panelists
avatar for Emily Best

Emily Best

founder/CEO Seed&Spark; co-creator F*ck Yes!
Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, an entertainment platform built to increase diversity and inclusion for filmmakers and audiences. Seed&Spark’s curated streaming platform is fed by its crowdfunding platform, which has the highest campaign success rate in the wor... Read More →
avatar for David Birke

David Birke

writer Elle
avatar for Angela Torres Camarena

Angela Torres Camarena

writer/director; faculty LMU LA
Angela is an award-winning film director and writer devoted to creating meaningful films from a sensitive and poetic perspective. Her films have been selected at film festivals around the world including the Palm Springs Film Festival, SXSW and Cannes. In 2009 she won the Changemaker Award by HBO with her film Exiled in America. Her film Frente Noreste - starring Mexican Academy Award winners Evangelina Sosa... Read More →
avatar for Matt Cook

Matt Cook

writer/co-producer Triple Nine, By Way of Helena; co-writer Patriots Day
Cook is a screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films and television. His work includes The Duel (formerly By Way of Helena), Triple Nine, and Patriot’s Day. Both By Way of Helena (2010) and Triple Nine (2012) made the top 10 of The Black List... Read More →
avatar for Kieran Fitzgerald

Kieran Fitzgerald

writer Snowden, The Homesman, The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez
Kieran Fitzgerald has a BA in English from Harvard University and a MFA in fiction and screenwriting from the Michener Center for Writers. He wrote and directed the feature documentary, The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández, which aired on PBS and was nominated for an Emmy in investigative journalism. With Tommy Lee Jones, he... Read More →
avatar for Rob Gokee

Rob Gokee

host/creator Tacocity Podcast; composer Daddy, Tamar & Vince, Dueling Kapowskis
Los Angeleno Rob Gokee is an author and award-winning composer for television and film. Over the last 11 years, he’s written music for over 100 films and shows, including Wicked Tuna, Braxton Family Values, The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy, and acclaimed feature films Daddy... Read More →
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Kevin Hamedani

moderator; co-writer/director ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, Junk
Kevin Hamedani began his filmmaking career with the feature ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction. Produced by Academy Award nominee John Sinno (Iraq in Fragments) the film went on to receive critical acclaim showing in film festivals worldwide. ZMD was acquired by Lions Gate and prem... Read More →
avatar for Josh Holden

Josh Holden

writer/director The Golden Rut
Brothers Nick and Josh Holden co-founded the Austin,TX based, film and video production company Mishnoon in 2007. The Holden Brothers, have made over an estimated 100 short form videos, including web series, music videos, music documentaries, and web and TV commercials. Over the... Read More →
avatar for Nick Holden

Nick Holden

writer/director The Golden Rut
Brothers Nick and Josh Holden co-founded the Austin,TX based, film and video production company Mishnoon in 2007. The Holden Brothers, have made over an estimated 100 short form videos, including web series, music videos, music documentaries, and web and TV commercials. Over the... Read More →
avatar for Jono Matt

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 assistan... Read More →
avatar for Scott Myers

Scott Myers

writer K-9, Alaska, Trojan War; Assistant Professor, DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts,
Scott has written over thirty movie and TV projects at every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His screenwriting credits include K-9, Alaska, and Trojan War. From 2002-2010, Scott was an executive producer at Trailblazer Studios, overseeing the company’s original co... Read More →
avatar for Adam Pava

Adam Pava

writer The Boxtrolls, The Lego Movie franchise, The Stuff of Legend, Clone High, Johnny Bravo, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends
Adam Pava wrote the stop-motion hit The Boxtrolls, which earned a 2015 Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. He is currently adapting the graphic novel series The Stuff of Legend for Walt Disney Studios, writing an original musical for DreamWorks Animation, and developing a... Read More →
avatar for Ross Saxon

Ross Saxon

Head of Development, Braven Films, executive on production Magic Magic
A graduate of the Film Program at Bard College where his studies included work under acclaimed indie director Kelly Reichardt, his thesis was short listed for the Adolphus Mekas Award for best screenplay. He began his career working on film sets across NY, learning the administra... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
St. David's Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

Attendees (67)