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Saturday, October 28 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Crafting Character

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How do you build a truly excellent character? When you imagine your characters as fully developed people, you can break out of archetypes and present someone who feels specific and believable. Sit down with this panel of professional screenwriters as they discuss why decisions drive your character’s arc, the importance of relationships, and how meticulous detail can create emotional depth.

Moderators
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Greg Garrett

moderator; author; Professor, Baylor University
Greg Garrett has been a panelist and moderator at the Austin Film Festival for more than fifteen years. At the Festival, he has interviewed luminaries such as Lawrence Kasdan, James Hart, and Damon Lindelof, and led conversations on craft, genre, adaptation, and narrative. Himself... Read More →

Panelists
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Scott Alexander

writer Ed Wood, The People v. O.J. Simpson, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon, Big Eyes
Scott Alexander has been writing professionally since 1986. He met his writing partner, Larry Karaszewski, when they were roommates at USC’s School of Cinema. On a whim, they wrote a screenplay during their senior year, which sold a week after graduation. They are best known for... Read More →
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James V. Hart

writer Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Muppet Treasure Island, August Rush, Epic, Crossbones; creator HartChart story mapping tool
James V. Hart T (J.V.) was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Ft. Worth Texas on Drive-In Movies and Saturday Matinees. His writing/producing credits include; Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old Son, Jake, Bram Stoker's Dracula... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
St. David's Episcopal Church, Historic Sanctuary

Attendees (221)