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Friday, October 26 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Heroes and Villains

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Batman and the Joker. Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. What makes these pairings so unforgettable? Beyond functioning as perfect opposites, the best protagonists and antagonists serve as two conflicting sides of the same coin. This panel will explore how to develop dynamic characters who act on more than simply "good and bad” and strengthen the relationship between the protagonist and antagonist until they couldn’t exist without one another.

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Barbara Morgan

Executive Director, Austin Film Festival

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Peter Craig

writer The Town, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts I & II, 12 Strong, Top Gun: Maverick (2019); writer/producer Blood Father; novelist
Peter Craig is a screenwriter and novelist whose credits include The Town (2010), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II (2015), Blood Father (2016), and 12 Strong (2018). His novels include Blood Father, Hot Plastic, and The Martini Shot... Read More →
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Stephany Folsom

writer Toy Story 4 (2019), Film Juror-Animated Short
Stephany Folsom traveled the world producing short-form docs before her script 1969 A Space Odyssey: Or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon made the 2013 Black List and Hit List. Since then, she has written for F/X, Disney, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox... Read More →
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Jason Fuchs

co-writer Wonder Woman, Ice Age: Continental Drift; writer I Still See You, Pan
Jason, a screenwriter, actor and producer, is best known as the co-writer of Wonder Woman (2017) and Ice Ace: Continental Drift (2012). Jason is also the writer of Joe Wright's Pan (2015) and Lionsgate's upcoming thriller I Still See You (in theaters Oct. 12th), which he executive... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Ballroom