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Saturday, October 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Deconstructing Psycho

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It is the slasher movie of all time. The mother of all psychological thrillers,and one that revolutionized the horror genre. Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho pulled back the (shower)curtain to the ways rules can be broken and reformed in the world of cinema: protagonists can die mid-way through; monsters can be men; and tensions can cut deeper than kitchen knives. Join this deconstruction of Hitchcock's game-changing masterpiece, and learn how to extract its many lessons of strain, pacing, and unease to fold into your own writing. We promise this panel will leave you with "bated” breath to return to your script.

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Greg Garrett

moderator; author; Professor, Baylor University
Greg Garrett has been a panelist and moderator at the Austin Film Festival for more than fifteen years. At the Festival, he has interviewed luminaries such as Lawrence Kasdan, James Hart, and Damon Lindelof, and led conversations on craft, genre, adaptation, and narrative. Himself... Read More →

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Max Borenstein

creator The Terror (Season 2), Untitled Game of Thrones Spinoff, Minority Report (television series); writer Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla 2
Max Borenstein is a screenwriter and director who captures the soul and complexity of richly developed characters. His films push the boundaries while maintaining an authenticity regardless of genre. Borenstein wrote the script for 2014’s blockbuster Godzilla, an epic, contemporary... Read More →
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Scott Myers

writer K-9, Alaska, Trojan War; Assistant Professor, DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts
Scott has written over thirty movie and TV projects at every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His screenwriting credits include K-9, Alaska, and Trojan War. From 2002-2010, Scott was an executive producer at Trailblazer Studios, overseeing the company’s original content... Read More →


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