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Friday, October 26 • 9:00am - 10:15am
*Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Television

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Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft, and business of writing for television. This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to TV writers, producers, showrunners, and executives in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the creative and business sides of breaking into and writing for television.

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Tom Alvarado

writer Rooster Teeth Animation, Nickelodeon TV, Walt Disney Studios
As a child, Tom Alvarado learned English from comic books, which ignited his passion for storytelling (and for justice!). He grew up in what was known as the “Murder Capital of the World,” along the Texas-Mexico border in El Paso and Juarez. One Christmas morning he awoke to discover... Read More →
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Kelly Jo Brick

writer Pause, The Jewel in the Woods; contributing writer for Final Draft
Kelly Jo Brick is a television and documentary writer. She wrote the Telly Award-winning film PAUSE and the Frank Lloyd Wright documentary The Jewel In The Woods. Her short film script, Wreckage, is currently in pre-production. Kelly Jo is a contributing writer for Final Draft where... Read More →
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Wes Brown

writer Preacher, The Son, Fear The Walking Dead
Wes’s script Ascension won the AMC 1-Hour Drama Pilot award in 2014. Soon after, he signed with UTA and LBI Entertainment and attached an Oscar-winning producer to Ascension. Since then, he has written for a number of shows for AMC and Sony.Wes was born and raised in Shreveport... Read More →
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Colby Gaines

co-creator Pawn Stars
Colby Gaines is an executive producer and founder of Back Roads Entertainment, a New York based content creator specializing in comedy and lifestyle programming.In his role, Gaines is responsible for the company's programming, development and day-to-day operations. Back Roads Entertainment... Read More →
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Matthew Kellard

writer Night School, Real Husbands of Hollywood, The Inspectors, The Donors
Matt Kellard has been writing scripts since the age of 13, when he penned a comedy about a ninja named Snake Eyes who would react the deaths of people close to him by looking to the sky and yelling “NOOOOOOOOO!” before implementing his violent revenge. What the script lacked in... Read More →
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Charles Kim

writer Heroes, Ben 10; comic book writer
Chuck Kim got his revenge on his Korean immigrant parents for burning his comic book collection and not allowing him to watch TV—by becoming a writer in both television and comic books.At the age of seven, Chuck was allowed to pick his “Western” name, picking Charlie after “Snoopy... Read More →
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Susan O'Connor

Story Consultant, Netflix; Lead Writer, Torn (PlayStation VR); Story Consultant, Batman (Telltale); Lead Writer, Star Wars 1313 (LucasArts); Story Consultant, Dishonored 2 (Bethesda); Writer, Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics); Lead Writer, Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft); Writer, BioShock (2K)
Susan O'Connor tells stories for a living. Award-winning titles in her portfolio (including BioShock, Far Cry 2, and Tomb Raider) have sold over 30 million copies and generated over half a billion dollars in sales. She also teaches a course in interactive storytelling at UT Austin... Read More →
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Emre Ozprincci

writer The Protector
Emre Ozpirincci is a staff writer on the Netflix Original Series THE PROTECTOR (airing November 2018), for which he wrote 3 episodes.Emre's writing has garnered accolades in the TV, Film & Theater worlds. His comedy feature script HOW TO WRITE A ROMANTIC COMEDY won Best Screenplay... Read More →
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Ray Utarnachitt

writer DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Tomorrow People, Person of Interest
Ray Utarnachitt is currently a writer/producer  on DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. He is a Michigan native and like any good Asian student, was pre-med at the University of Michigan for 3 years. Much to his parents’ dismay, he switched tracks and graduated with a Film degree. Ray broke... Read More →
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Rebecca Windsor

Director, Warner Bros. Television Workshop
Rebecca Windsor is the Director of the Warner Bros. Television Workshop, the premier writing and directing program for professionals looking to start and/or further their careers in television.  As an extension of her role developing new talent, Rebecca was recruited to help launch... Read More →
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Yasemin Yilmaz

writer The Protector, The Exorcist; co-writer Lalo's House
Yasemin Yilmaz goes where the story takes her. She was born in Turkey and immigrated to California with her family when she was fourteen years old. A hundred episodes of Pokémon, four Harry Potter novels, and six months later, she spoke English like a native. Being bicultural, Yasemin... Read More →

Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall