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Friday, October 26 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
The First Act

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Join the first act in a series of panels that will break down the three-act structure, and how to approach each section individually. For this dive inside ACT ONE, writers will look at how to make a quality introduction to your plot and characters, and how to set up conflict that will propel your story forward.

Moderators
avatar for Beth Serlin

Beth Serlin

moderator; Associate Professor of Screenwriting, Loyola Marymount University
Beth Serlin is a screenwriter, educator and firm believer in the universal nature of film language.  Her career started with Beyond Silence (Jenseits der Stille), winning Best Screenplay at the Tokyo Film Festival and a nomination for Best Foreign Language film in the 1998 Academy... Read More →

Panelists
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Kat Candler

writer/director/producer Hellion, Queen Sugar; director 13 Reasons Why, 12 Monkeys
Kat Candler’s award-winning feature Hellion starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, played in competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically through IFC Films. Candler was a 2015 Sundance Institute Women’s Initiative Fellow and two-time San Francisco... Read More →
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Stephen McFeely

writer Avengers 4, Avengers: Infinity War, the Captain America trilogy, the Narnia films, Pain & Gain, You Kill Me, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
With Avengers: Infinity War having opened this spring to record-breaking worldwide box office, and its successor in production for 2019, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have written not only the most films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also a number of... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Historic Sanctuary

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