Friday, October 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Science Fiction vs. Science Fact

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Science fiction is the ultimate creative canvas—any world you can imagine is possible. But there’s also a part where audiences can’t help but wonder—could this really happen? Join this discussion with writers and scientists alike on balancing fiction with fact and what’s required for viewers to truly suspend their disbelief so the appearance of truth is always within arm’s reach. After all, the science fiction of today could very well be the science fact of tomorrow.
This panel is presented by The Science and Entertainment Exchange.

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Amy Berg

writer/executive producer Counterpart, Da Vinci's Demons, Caper, Eureka; writer Person of Interest, Leverage, The 4400
Amy Berg is a writer and executive producer for film and television. She's written for a dozen shows including Da Vinci's Demons, Person of Interest, Eureka, Leverage, and The 4400. She also created the award-winning digital series Caper. Along with her feature work, she's currently... Read More →
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Kevin Hand

Deputy Project Scientist, Europa
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Eric Heisserer

writer/director Hours; writer Arrival, The Thing, Final Destination 5
Eric Heisserer is a screenwriter and author who recently won the Writers Guild of America award for his screenplay Arrival, for which he also received an Academy Award nomination. The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve, and starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, is a sci-fi thriller... Read More →
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Doug Jung

writer Star Trek Beyond, God Particle, Big Love, Banshee
After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Doug Jung’s first feature was Confidence starring Ed Burns and Dustin Hoffman. He’s written extensively for television as well as film, including HBO’s Big Love and as co-creator of TNT’s Dark Blue. Star Trek Beyond was... Read More →

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Friday October 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
St. David's Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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