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Saturday, October 28 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Singular Settings

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Sure, we all know how essential good characters can be to a good story, but what about the setting? The INT/EXT of a screenplay can play just as important of a role, and some writers have made the unique choice to set their story in a single location. Join this panel for an exploration of the benefits and challenges of shooting in one location, how to approach setting as a character, and the ways it can inform the world, rules, and tone of a film.

Moderators
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Fred Strype

moderator; AFF Screenwriting Award Winner; Filmmaking, Screenwriting & Moving Image Arts Program Chair, Sarah Lawrence College
Fred Strype is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker whose work has been screened and honored internationally. He is a tenured professor at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, where he is Chair of their Filmmaking & Moving Image Arts Program. In the past, he served on... Read More →

Panelists
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Frederick Mensch

writer Nightingale; proprietor MovieBytes.com
Frederick Mensch is a Chicago-based screenwriter, playwright, and web developer. He’s the writer of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated HBO Film Nightingale, starring David Oyelowo, and the proprietor of the MovieBytes.com website for screenwriters, the Internet’s most comprehensive... Read More →
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Brian Nelson

writer Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, Devil, 11/22/63, Altered Carbon
Brian Nelson wrote the original screenplay for the Lionsgate release Hard Candy, which has won multiple awards including Best Picture and Best Script at the Sitges International Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain. He also scripted the Universal release Devil from a story by M. Night... Read More →
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Chris Sparling

writer Buried, The Sea of Trees, ATM; writer/director Mercy, The Atticus Institute
hris Sparling wrote the 2010 film Buried starring Ryan Reynolds, for which he won "Best Original Screenplay" from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. His Black List script, ATM, was produced by Gold Circle Films and released by IFC Films in 2012. His feature directing... Read More →
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Dwain Worrell

writer The Wall, Marvel's Iron Fist
Dwain Worrell is a Boston native with roots in Barbados. He graduated Georgia State University with a degree in dramaturgy, and continued his education abroad in Beijing, China where he studied Mandarin. Dwain currently lives in Los Angeles where he works as a professional screen... Read More →


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

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