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Saturday, October 27 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
From Stage to Screen: A Conversation with Stephen Belber

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Though they come from different worlds, playwriting and screenwriting have more in common than you think. Just ask Stephen Belber, the playwright and filmmaker who successfully adapted many of his plays into films. Join us for a conversation with the mind behind Tape, The Laramie Project, and Match, about how to break into the world of film with a playwright’s résumé. Learn how to adapt dialogue for a screen, reduce stage directions into scene descriptors, and write for a wider variety of characters and locations than you could fit on a stage. If you ever wanted to know how to skillfully move between these two mediums, this panel is for you.

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Travis Broughton

Marketing Director, Austin Film Festival, Austin Film Festival

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Stephen Belber

writer/director Management, Match; writer Tape, O.G.; co-writer The Laramie Project
Stephen Belber’s plays have been produced on Broadway and in over 25 countries. He was an Associate Writer on The Laramie Project, and co-writer on The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. He has written and directed two feature films, (Management, starring Jennifer Aniston and Woody... Read More →

Saturday October 27, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Assembly Room