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Saturday, October 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Semifinalists and Above Panel: AMA: Agents, Managers, and Answers

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Agents and managers will share their advice on how to start the process of finding representation, what agencies are looking for in a new writer, some of the most common problems they’ve encountered, and what a writer should expect from the relationship. Join this “Ask Me Anything” styled discussion for an inside look at the blood and guts of the business, and come prepared with questions on what you can do to best position yourself to transition from an aspiring writer to a working writer.
This panel is open to Semifinalists and above only.

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Matt Dy

Director of Script Competitions, Austin Film Festival

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Adam Kolbrenner

producer Prisoners, Deadfall; Literary Manager, Madhouse Entertainment
Adam Kolbrenner is co-founder of Madhouse Entertainment, a literary management and production company based in Century City, CA. Since its inception in 2006, Madhouse has built its reputation on developing and producing the highest quality of writers and projects for both feature... Read More →
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Jewerl Ross

Manager, Silent R Management
SILENT R MANAGEMENT founder Jewerl Ross grew up in Los Angeles and left Southern California to study philosophy at Yale. After graduating, Ross returned to L.A. to work in entry-level positions at ICM and Paradigm. Ross was an agent for three years at a boutique agency and later a... Read More →
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Amanda Jo Smith

Feature Literary Coordinator, The Gersh Agency
As both a Los Angeles native and cinephile, Amanda Jo is thrilled to be working as the feature literary coordinator at The Gersh Agency.  She began her career at Gersh in 2015 working for literary/below-the line agent and co-president of the agency, David Gersh.  Amanda graduated... Read More →

Saturday October 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room