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Saturday, October 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
A Conversation with the 2018 Awardees

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Join this highly-anticipated conversation with the 2018 Awardees, Roger Corman, Tony Gilroy, and Larry Wilmore as they discuss their careers and approaches to the art, craft, and business of storytelling through film and television.

*Sign Language Interpretation provided by Communication by Hand

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Barbara Morgan

Executive Director, Austin Film Festival

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Roger Corman

2018 Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award Recipient
As American International Pictures' primary director, Corman's success built the company into a major force in Hollywood. Appalled by the intrinsic waste of time and money, as well as executive interference, Corman opted out of the major studio system. In 1970s, he founded his own... Read More →
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Tony Gilroy

2018 Distinguished Screenwriter Award Recipient
Tony Gilroy made his feature film directorial debut with Michael Clayton, which earned seven Oscar® nominations, including one for Best Picture. The film garnered him Academy Award® nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as Directors Guild and Writers... Read More →
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Larry Wilmore

2018 Outstanding Television Writer Award Recipient
Emmy Award winner Larry Wilmore has been a television producer, actor, comedian, and writer for morethan 25 years. He can currently be heard as host of Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air on The Ringer PodcastNetwork. The show features Wilmore’s unique mix of humor and wit as he weighs... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Ballroom