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Sunday, October 29 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Script-to-Screen: Arrival

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Once considered "unfilmable" Arrival scored big at the box office last year. This cerebral sci-fi thriller plays down its action potential in favor of an intense, emotional narrative. Join screenwriter Eric Heisserer to find out how a short story became a hit feature film, why it took over a decade to bring the adaptation to life, and the challenges he faced along the way.


THIS IS AN EXTENDED PANEL THAT WILL END AT 1:00PM. Those who enrolled in the advance sign-up for this session are required to show up 15 minutes early and will be admitted first. The remaining seats will then open to badge holders.

Moderators
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Christopher Boone

moderator; writer/director Cents; contributor No Film School
Christopher Boone is a screenwriter and filmmaker living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He contributes to the blog No Film School (nofilmschool.com), where he shares lessons learned from professional screenwriters about the craft and business of screenwriting. His first feature film... Read More →

Panelists
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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 thrill... Read More →


Sunday October 29, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom

Attendees (234)