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Saturday, October 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Feature Writers' Room

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In the world of television, writers’ rooms are unavoidable. But can these same environments revitalize feature film franchises? Recently, film studios have been organizing rooms of high-profile screenwriters to rethink the direction of their rich mythologies. Though these rooms have the promise to create new, diverse directions and spin-offs, they also come with many questions about who receives the film’s limited credits and how writers get paid for their ideas. Join Christina Hodson and Nicole Perlman, to hear their first-hand perspectives on the pros and cons of franchise writers’ rooms and predictions on whether this is a trend that will last.

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Erin Hallagan

Founder/Artistic Director, Story Bar; former AFF Creative Director
Erin Hallagan is the Founder and Artistic Director of Story Bar, a multi-disciplinary arts initiative featuring storytelling and the exploration of the human condition through community-driven events and workshops. Through Story Bar, she has launched four signature programs: Story... Read More →

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Christina Hodson

writer Transformers: Bumblebee (2018); Birds of Prey (2020)
Christina Hodson transitioned from development executive to screenwriter in 2012. Her first three spec scripts featured on the Black List three years in a row. One of these was the female-driven sci-fi action script, The Eden Project, which sold in a bidding war to Sony. In 2015... Read More →
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Nicole Perlman

writer Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel (2019), Detective Pikachu (2019)
Nicole Perlman is best known for having co-written Marvel Studios’ 2014 blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” as well as the upcoming “Captain Marvel” and "Detective Pikachu" (both of which will release in 2019). Nicole received her BFA in filmmaking from NYU in 2003. Since... Read More →

Saturday October 27, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Historic Sanctuary