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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Saturday, October 25 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Scribble to Screen: My So-Called Writing Process

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Winnie Holzman, writer of Wicked and creator of My So-Called Life, describes how she breathes life into characters, giving them honest reactions to true-life situations.

THIS IS SCRIBBLE TO SCREEN.
Writing a script is like going on a road trip. You pack up the car with ideas: Characters and scenes. Notions and concepts. Shouts and mutters, emotions and reactions. Then you get on the road: Start writing. Map your outline. Find the right song on the radio. Reverse course. Rethink an interaction. Retool some dialogue. Finished the first draft? Stop for snacks and a bathroom break. But top off the tank and check the tire pressure while you’re at it, because the really rough riding starts here. More drafts. Rewriting. A hundred sets of notes from a hundred backseat drivers - a few of whom might know just the right shortcut, so keep your ears open. And that final shooting script? Your final destination? It might look nothing like what you intended at the start of this whole thing. And thinking back, you wouldn’t have it any other way.

Scribble To Screen is about that journey - about the path a writer takes from Point A to Point Z. It’s a roadmap to the creation of the stories and characters we love, and the culture the whole world consumes. It’s the history of the zigzagging route from first draft to final cut, and all the stops in between.


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room

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