Bill Broyles, writer of Apollo 13, The Polar Express, and creator of China Beach, will dissect the art of storytelling without dialogue using his original screenplay Cast Away as an example. Having worked on the film for over six years, Broyles will provide insight on the revision process and how to blossom the seedling of an idea into a well-defined script. With script in hand and film clips on the screen, Broyles will walk us through the development of this critically acclaimed story and the art of “showing” and not “telling.” This panel will feature special Cast Away archival material on display in the Jim Hogg Parlor, presented by the Wittliff Collections.
Those who enrolled in the advance-sign up for this session are required to show up 15 minutes early and will be admitted first. The panel will then open to remaining Badge holders.