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Saturday, October 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
25 Years Later

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It's Austin Film Festival's 25th Anniversary, and we're excited to welcome back guests who were in attendance our inaugural year. Industry veterans will describe changes in the business, lessons they've learned, and how their careers have evolved over the last two-and-a-half decades. Join this celebration of writers and stories 25 years in the making.

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Barbara Morgan

Executive Director, Austin Film Festival

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William Broyles

co-creator Six; writer Cast Away, Apollo 13, The Polar Express, Unfaithful, Jarhead, China Beach
Bill Broyles grew up in Baytown, Texas, attended Rice University and Oxford University, worked in the civil rights movement, and finished out the Sixties as a Marine infantry lieutenant in Vietnam. As a journalist he was the founding editor of Texas Monthly and editor-in-chief of... Read More →
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James V. Hart

writer Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Muppet Treasure Island, August Rush, Epic, Crossbones; Creator, HartChart
JAMES V. HART (J.V.) was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Ft. Worth Texas on Drive-In Movies and Saturday Matinees.His writing/producing credits include; Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old son, Jake, Bram Stoker’s Dracula... Read More →
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Ed Solomon

writer HBO’s Mosaic, Men in Black; co-writer Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, Now You See Me, It's Garry Shandling's Show.
Ed Solomon became a professional writer at age 19 when he sold some jokes in the back room of The Comedy Store to comedian Jimmie Walker. He did it to impress a girl. By the time he was 21, while he was still a student at UCLA, he was a staff writer on the ABC sitcom Laverne and Shirley... Read More →
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Linda Woolverton

writer Beauty and The Beast (animated feature), The Lion King (animated feature), Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton feature), Maleficent
Linda began her career by writing scripts for Saturday morning animated television shows. This eventually led her to writing her first animated feature, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Upon its release in 1991, the film won the Golden Globe for the Best Comedy/Musical and became... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Ballroom