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Saturday, October 27 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
The Writer/Producer Relationship: Independent Features

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Producers are the backbone of any project and, with the right relationship, they will fight to make their writers dreams into a reality. So what does it take to forge a strong collaboration? Join this conversation between writers and indie producers and learn what producers look for when taking on a new project, how writers learn to trust others with their visions, and how they can work together to make a successful film.

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Jonathan Duffy

producer The Long Dumb Road, Sorry To Bother You, Hellion, A Bad Idea Gone Wrong
Jonathan Duffy is an award winning creative producer. His work in the feature film space includes: Sorry to Bother You (Sundance 2018), The Long Dumb Road (Sundance 2018), Bad Idea Gone Wrong (SXSW 2017), Discreet (Berlin 2017), 6 Years (SXSW 2015), Beaver Trilogy Part IV (Sundance... Read More →
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Hannah Fidell

co-writer/director The Long Dumb Road
Hannah wrote, produced and directed the feature film A TEACHER, which premiered at Sundance 2013 to critical acclaim. Her follow up, 6 YEARS, produced by the Duplass Brothers, was released by Netflix in 2015. Fidell was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker... Read More →
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Jason Headley

writer/director A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, It's Not About the Nail, At the Bar, F*ck That: A Guided Meditation
Jason Headley's feature film, "A Bad Idea Gone Wrong," won a Special Jury Prize at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award at the deadCenter Film Festival. Called "a talent to watch" by the Hollywood Reporter, Jason is currently writing an upcoming feature film for Pixar... Read More →
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Kelly Williams

producer The Long Dumb Road, Sorry To Bother You, Hellion, A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, Film Juror-Narrative Short
Based in Austin, Kelly Williams has produced numerous films which have premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival including this year’s SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, directed by Boots Riley and distributed by Annapurna, and THE LONG DUMB ROAD, directed by Hannah Fidell to be distributed... Read More →

Saturday October 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Victorian Balcony