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. 

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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 production... Read More →
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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 industry... Read More →
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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 the... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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 directed... Read More →
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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... 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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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 →
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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 ABC... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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

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