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Saturday, October 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
The Business of Audio Storytelling

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Top producers in the world of audio fiction will discuss what they look for in an emerging writer, what types of stories are in demand, and what has (and has not) worked in the past. For all the current and future audio fiction scribes, this panel will give you the inside scoop on what audio networks and companies are looking for in the next hit.

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Gabbi Lindgren

moderator, Director of AFF Fiction Podcast Script Competition

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Chris Bannon

Chief Content Officer, Stitcher/Earwolf
CHRIS BANNON has been Chief Content Officer for Stitcher and Midroll since 2015. Chris has launched the popular Stitcher premium content service that now includes more than 15,000 hours of programming, and has led development of many new Stitcher and Earwolf podcasts, including Katie... Read More →
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Christy Gressman

Partner/Executive Producer, Night Vale Presents; producer The Orbiting Human Circus; executive producer Adventures in New America, Dreamboy, It Makes A Sound
Christy Gressman is a partner and the executive producer in the Night Vale Presents podcast network, alongside network co-founders Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, co-creators of the genre-defining fiction podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Her work focuses on curating, managing, and... Read More →
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Aaron Hilliard

writer HBO's Life and Times of Tim, Amazon's BETAS, Producer of Scripted Fiction Audio Series, Audible, Inc.
Aaron Hilliard worked as a television writer/producer for 15 years, working on everything from kids’ shows to hour-long dramas. Alongside his TV day jobs, Aaron’s tiny Yardhill Films production company (www.yardhill.com) has created web series, short films and podcasts. Many of these “shoe string” productions acted as proofs of concept for TV and film development. In 2017, Aaron shifted to the audio world, as a Producer of narrative fiction for Audible, focusing on drama and comedy series... Read More →

Saturday October 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room presented by Simplecast