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Saturday, October 27 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
*Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft and business of writing for film. How do you break in, deal with contracts and options, and find representation? What’s the difference between indie and studio films, and what happens when your movie goes into development? What are the most essential habits and routines to assume? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to screenwriters, directors, producers, executives, and studio reps in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the creative and business sides of breaking into and writing for film.

*This Roundtable requires advance registration at the Roundtable Sign-up Table in the Driskill Mezzanine; the Roundtable takes place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street. Only one roundtable sign-up slot per registrant. Registrants must have the day-appropriate badge.

Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 24 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 25 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 26 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 27 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

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Sadie Bass

Supervising Producer, Great Big Story
Sadie Bass is a supervising producer at Great Big story where she oversees the New York editorial team. Throughout her career, Bass has worked on multiple award-winning projects (including series and short documentary films), earned two Emmy nominations and traveled extensively to... Read More →
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Drew Beebe

Senior Producer, Great Big Story
Drew Beebe is a senior producer at Great Big Story, helping to sculpt and focus the amazing stories that GBS’s talented producers capture. He works to make sure every story meets the high standard of quality and distinct voice of the brand. Prior to GBS he worked at Bloomberg, producing... Read More →
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Greg Bernstein

writer Official Secrets, The Conspirator, Trial and Error
Greg has worked extensively on both the creative and business sides of the entertainment industry. After graduating from the UCLA Law School and practicing entertainment law for two years, Greg worked for six years as vice-president of business affairs at Columbia and Tri-Star Pictures... Read More →
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Asmara Bhattacharya

creator Middle of Snowhere webseries; writer Stone; script reader
Asmara Bhattacharya is a filmmaker, playwright, script reader for production companies and competitions, and screener for film festivals. She has a dozen shorts to her name as everything from director to producer to camera operator. An avid skier, she created the outdoor adventure... Read More →
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Alisha Brophy

co-writer License to Drive (2017), White Girl Problems, Swiped, United States of Fuckin' Awesome
Alisha Brophy is a small town girl who always ends up in big cities. She lives in Los Angeles, but you wouldn’t know it from her cowboy boots and New York accent. She is a recent Moth GrandSLAM champion, and you can hear her storytelling broadcast nationally on “The Moth” radio... Read More →
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Luis Dantas

writer/director If God Comes Let Him Bring A Gun; The Performance; producer Washington Heights
Luis started his professional career as a news photographer, having worked for years as staff for VEJA, Brazil’s largest weekly news magazine. He moved on to film and received a grant to study at Columbia University in NY for his MFA in writing/directing in the film program. His... Read More →
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Owen Egerton

writer/director Blood Fest, Follow
Owen Egerton, writer/director of the films Follow and Blood Fest, is a Black List honored screenwriter and the author of several books including How Best to Avoid Dying, Hollow and The Book of Harold, The Illegitimate Son of God, which was optioned by Warner Brothers Television. He’s... Read More →
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Mike Jones

Senior Story and Creative Artist, Pixar Animation Studios
Mike Jones has been a working screenwriter for over 20 years. At Pixar, Jones works with the studio’s directors, artists, editors, and other writers on every aspect of the story.Born and raised in South Texas, Jones graduated from NYU. He went on to write scripts for Columbia, MGM... Read More →
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Chris Mass

writer/producer Chalk, Bobbie Sue, Free Birds
Chris Mass co-wrote, produced, and starred in his first feature Chalk, which garnered numerous festival awards including AFF's Jury and Audience Awards before going on to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. The feature brought Chris his first studio gig at Universal as well... Read More →
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Scott Miles

co-writer License to Drive (2017), White Girl Problems, Swiped, United States of Fuckin' Awesome
Scott Miles lives for BBQ and cinema in equal measure. With degrees in both film production and screenwriting, he's quite comfortable switching hats between writer and director, so long as one of those is a fancy stovepipe hat like Lincoln wore. He thinks he’d look good in that... Read More →
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Russell Leigh Sharman

writer Bobbie Sue; writer/director Apartment 4E; author The Tenants of East Harlem, Nightshift NYC
Russell Leigh Sharman is a writer, filmmaker and anthropologist. He has written (and re-written) for Hollywood since 2008 when his screenplay Bobbie Sue won a spot on the Hollywood Blacklist. He has since worked as a writer-for-hire for studios and production companies, including... Read More →
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Bill True

writer Runaway
Bill’s debut feature, Runaway, was hailed by critics as "Brilliant" and "Hitchcockian" as it premiered to universal accolades at Tribeca and Toronto. It went on to screen worldwide at Avignon, Woodstock, Vail, Palm Springs, and other top festivals. Bill also took the top prize at... Read More →
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Emily Zulauf

Fiction Lead, Probably Monsters Games; Creative Development Associate, Pixar Animation Studios
Emily is the Fiction Lead for Probably Monsters, a new gaming/entertainment studio. She oversees development of the story, characters, and cinematics. Prior to her foray into gaming, Emily was the Creative Development Associate at Pixar Animation Studios and the Script Supervisor... Read More →

Saturday October 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall