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Saturday, October 28 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Semifinalists and Above Panel: AMA: Agents, Managers, and Answers

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Agents and managers will share their advice on how to start the process of finding representation, what agencies are looking for in a new writer, some of the most common problems they’ve encountered, and what a writer should expect from the relationship. Join this “Ask Me Anything” styled discussion for an inside look at the blood and guts of the business, and come prepared with questions on what you can do to best position yourself to transition from an aspiring writer to a working writer.
This panel is open to Semifinalists and above only.

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Matt Dy

moderator; Screenplay/Teleplay Director Austin Film Festival

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Ryan Cunningham

Literary Manager, Madhouse Entertainment; producer Slender Man (2018)
Ryan Cunningham is a literary manager and producer at Madhouse Entertainment. Ryan began his career in physical production as a PA on several films and TV shows shooting in New Orleans while he attended Tulane University. After graduating, Ryan moved to Los Angeles where he worked... Read More →
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Daniela Garcia-Brcek

Literary Manager, Circle of Confusion
Daniela Garcia-Brcek is a literary manager at Circle of Confusion, a feature film & television production and management company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Daniela identifies as a TCI – a third culture individual: Venezuelan-born, with a childhood in South East Asia... Read More →
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Valarie Phillips

Literary Agent in Film and Television, Paradigm Talent Agency
Valarie Phillips has shepherded the careers of Jamie Linden (Money Monster), Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows), and Matthew Sand (Deep Water Horizon). Through the years, Valarie has worked closely with director Kenny Ortega, guiding him through the Michael Jackson concert-turned-documentary... Read More →
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Ellie Schiff

Literary Agent in Film and Television, Paradigm Talent Agency
Ellie Schiff is an agent in Paradigm’s TV literary department. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she majored in English and Political Science. Her clients consist mainly of diverse, female, and LGBT voices, many of whom she’s... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room