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Saturday, October 27 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Deconstructing Nora Ephron

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Sleepless in Seattle. When Harry Met Sally. You’ve Got Mail. Julie & Julia. It’s undeniable that Nora Ephron was one of the greatest modern romantic comedy writers/directors Hollywood has ever seen. Ephron’s movies’ iconic lines and unforgettable scenes have stuck with people of all ages. Panelists will deconstruct how Ephron’s writing has influenced their own work, and ways her films can serve as case-studies for others.

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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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Tess Morris

writer Man Up, Casual
Born and bred Londoner, Tess has been writing since she could walk (not 100% true) and her first words were ‘Elvis is the King!’ (100% true). Her first screenplay, the romantic comedy Man Up, made the 2011 Brit List, was picked up by Big Talk Pictures, co-produced by Studio Canal... Read More →
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Scott Neustadter

writer The Disaster Artist, (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault In Our Stars
Scott Neustadter is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and award-winning independent film producer.With Michael H. Weber, he adapted The Disaster Artist, which was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards. Their other writing credits include (500) Days Of Summer... Read More →


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