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Saturday, October 28 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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 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 Alisha Brophy

Alisha Brophy

co-writer License to Drive (2017), White Girl Problems, Swiped, United States of Fuckin' Awesome
Alisha Brophy is a small town girl who always ends up in big cities. She lives in Los Angeles, but you wouldn’t know it from her cowboy boots and New York accent. She is a recent Moth GrandSLAM champion, and you can hear her storytelling broadcast nationally on “The Moth” radio hour. Her projects are often inspired by her backstory that includes carnival work, and competitive dog training. She received her MFA in Screenwriting from UT-Austin, where she met her co-writer, Scott Miles. Alisha and Scott won the Academy's 2014 Nicholl Fellowship with their comedy United States of Fuckin' Awesome. They followed this with the feature White Girl Problems, for Elizabeth Banks' Brownstone productions and Lionsgate, which has recently attached Danielle MacDonald (PattiCake$) and has gone into pre-production. They've also developed animation with ShadowMachine (BoJack Horseman), sold an original pitch to CBS Films, and their DIY animated shorts have been featured on Funny or Die, IndieWire, AV Club, Huffington Post, and GQ. They are currently writing the new License to Drive for Fox and Davis Entertainment. They're repped by Paradigm and Circle of Confusion. More info can be found at... Read More →
avatar for Cullen Conly

Cullen Conly

Literary Agent, ICM Partners
Cullen Conly is an agent at ICM Partners in the Motion Picture Literary department, based in New York. His clients include Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers, Charlie McDowell, Sian Heder, Patrick Brice, the Zellner Brothers, Ben Dickinson, Andrew Ahn and Zachary Heinzerling, among others. Prior to joining ICM, Conly was the Manager of the Feature Film Program of the Sundance Institute, where he worked in the Screenwriter and Director Labs. Among the filmmakers he helped nurture there are Beasts Of The Southern... Read More →
avatar for Rick Dugdale

Rick Dugdale

President, Enderby Entertainment; producer An Ordinary Man, Blackway, Rosemont, Dawn Patrol
Rick Dugdale is the President and CEO of Enderby Entertainment, an independent film finance and production company, founded in 2006 by Dugdale and his filmmaking partner, Daniel Petrie, Jr. Dugdale oversees all aspects of Enderby Entertainment’s business, finance, and productio... Read More →
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 Bryan Furst

Bryan Furst

President of Film and Television, Skybound Entertainment
Bryan Furst is the Co-President of TV and Film at Skybound Entertainment, a title he shares with brother Sean Furst. At Skybound, Bryan has leveraged the company’s vast library of IP to build a robust slate of film and television projects. He and his brother collaborate with th... 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 Jenny Marchick

Jenny Marchick

Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures Animation
As Senior Vice President of Development for Sony Pictures Animation, Jenny Marchick is responsible for the creative supervision of a number of upcoming features for the studio, from inception to script through production.Her upcoming films include The Star, a faith-based feature... Read More →
avatar for Scott Miles

Scott Miles

co-writer License to Drive (2017), White Girl Problems, Swiped, United States of Fuckin' Awesome
Scott Miles lives for BBQ and cinema in equal measure. With degrees in both film production and screenwriting, he's quite comfortable switching hats between writer and director, so long as one of those is a fancy stovepipe hat like Lincoln wore. He thinks he’d look good in that. Scott is the less chatty half of a writing team with Alisha Brophy. They won the Academy's 2014 Nicholl Fellowship with their comedy United States of Fuckin' Awesome. They followed this with the feature White Girl Problems, for Elizabeth Banks' Brownstone productions and Lionsgate, which has recently attached Danielle MacDonald (PattiCake$) and has gone into pre-production. They've also developed animation with ShadowMachine (BoJack Horseman), sold an original pitch to CBS Films, and their DIY animated shorts have been featured on Funny or Die, IndieWire, AV Club, Huffington Post, and GQ. They are currently writing the new License to Drive for Fox and Davis Entertainment. They're repped by Paradigm and Circle of Confusion. More info can be found at... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Oliver

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 s... Read More →
avatar for Bradley Paul

Bradley Paul

writer Lodge 49, Better Call Saul, Hawaii Five-0
Bradley Paul has been a writer on several dramatic series including: Better Call Saul, Hawaii Five-0, and AMC's upcoming Lodge 49, which will premiere in 2018. Before moving to Los Angeles and breaking into television, he was a script reader and short film screener for the Austin... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Strumwasser

Ashley Strumwasser

Director of Development, Hello Sunshine
Ashley Strumwasser is a Director of Development at Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s company dedicated to telling female-driven stories across all platforms. Prior to Hello Sunshine, Ashley was a creative executive to the director James Griffiths, who has an overall deal at A... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Windsor

Rebecca Windsor

Director, Warner Bros. Television Workshop
Rebecca Windsor is the Director of the Warner Bros. Television Workshop, the premier writing and directing program for professionals looking to start and/or further their careers in television. As an extension of her role developing new talent, Rebecca was recruited to help launch Warner Bros. new digital content brand Stage13, overseeing the critically acclaimed short-form digital series Snatchers, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and launched on... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
St. David's Episcopal Church, Sumners Hall

Attendees (60)