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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule

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Thursday, October 23
 

1:00pm

Roundtable: The Art and Business of Television
Get in-depth answers to your questions about the craft and business of writing for television. How do you break in? What is the dynamic in a writers’ room and the difference between various jobs involved? How is the changing landscape of television affecting the role of a writer? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to TV writers, producers, showrunners, and executives in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the art and the business sides of breaking into and writing for television.

Austin Film Festival’s Roundtable Sessions offer registrants exclusive access to writers, producers, and executives. The atmosphere is casual and registrants are encouraged to ask specific questions about the creative and business aspects of writing for film and television. Each session provides an opportunity for registrants to speak with three professionals among a small group of peers.

All Roundtables take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 22 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 23 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 24 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 25 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Thursday October 23, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

2:45pm

Roundtable: The Art and Business of Film
Get in-depth answers to your questions about the craft and business of writing for film. How do you break in? What are good strategies for networking and making important contacts? What are the important practices, routines, and trends to be aware of? 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 art and the business sides of breaking into and writing for film.

Austin Film Festival’s Roundtable Sessions offer registrants exclusive access to writers, producers, and executives. The atmosphere is casual and registrants are encouraged to ask specific questions about the creative and business aspects of writing for film and television. Each session provides an opportunity for registrants to speak with three professionals among a small group of peers.

All Roundtables take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 22 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 23 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 24 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 25 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:45pm - 4:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall
 
Friday, October 24
 

9:00am

Roundtable: The Art and Business of Film
Get in-depth answers to your questions about the craft and business of writing for film. How do you break in? What are good strategies for networking and making important contacts? What are the important practices, routines, and trends to be aware of? 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 art and the business sides of breaking into and writing for film.

Austin Film Festival’s Roundtable Sessions offer registrants exclusive access to writers, producers, and executives. The atmosphere is casual and registrants are encouraged to ask specific questions about the creative and business aspects of writing for film and television. Each session provides an opportunity for registrants to speak with three professionals among a small group of peers.

All Roundtables take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 22 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 23 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 24 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 25 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Friday October 24, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

10:45am

Roundtable: The Art and Business of Television
Get in-depth answers to your questions about the craft and business of writing for television. How do you break in? What is the dynamic in a writers’ room and the difference between various jobs involved? How is the changing landscape of television affecting the role of a writer? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to TV writers, producers, showrunners, and executives in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the art and the business sides of breaking into and writing for television.

Austin Film Festival’s Roundtable Sessions offer registrants exclusive access to writers, producers, and executives. The atmosphere is casual and registrants are encouraged to ask specific questions about the creative and business aspects of writing for film and television. Each session provides an opportunity for registrants to speak with three professionals among a small group of peers.

All Roundtables take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 22 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 23 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 24 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 25 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Friday October 24, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

1:30pm

Roundtable: Writing Across Multiple Mediums
Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art of writing across multiple mediums. This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to panelists who have found success writing novels, short stories, plays, and adaptations for both film and television, and how this diverse skill set can inform and improve upon the writing process and approach. Come prepared with questions on how to transition from one medium to another, how to tackle adapting your own or others’ work, and the differences between writing styles and industries.

Austin Film Festival’s Roundtable Sessions offer registrants exclusive access to writers, producers, and executives. The atmosphere is casual and registrants are encouraged to ask specific questions about the creative and business aspects of writing for film and television. Each session provides an opportunity for registrants to speak with three professionals among a small group of peers.

All Roundtables take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 22 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 23 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 24 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 25 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall
 
Saturday, October 25
 

9:00am

Roundtable: The Creative Side
Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft, and business of screenwriting in film and television. This session offers registrants exclusive access to professional screenwriters and filmmakers in an informal setting. This is your opportunity to ask for advice on how to break into the business, face a blank page on a bad day, work with a writing partner, risk a new direction after established success, and any other creative inquiries you are curious about.

Austin Film Festival’s Roundtable Sessions offer registrants exclusive access to writers, producers, and executives. The atmosphere is casual and registrants are encouraged to ask specific questions about the creative and business aspects of writing for film and television. Each session provides an opportunity for registrants to speak with three professionals among a small group of peers.

All Roundtables take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 22 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 23 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 24 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 25 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Saturday October 25, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

10:45am

Roundtable: The Business Side
Get in-depth answers to your questions about the business of screenwriting. This session offers Semifinalists from the Screenplay Competition exclusive access to executives, studio reps, agents, managers, producers, and attorneys in an informal setting. Take advantage of this invaluable opportunity to ask those burning questions: How do I get an agent? Do I also need an attorney and manager? What is the dynamic of these relationships like? Are studios buying spec scripts? Am I hurting my chances if I request to direct it? Don’t miss your chance to ask all this and more without being charged by the hour or forgoing a percentage of your script sale.

Austin Film Festival’s Roundtable Sessions offer registrants exclusive access to writers, producers, and executives. The atmosphere is casual and registrants are encouraged to ask specific questions about the creative and business aspects of writing for film and television. Each session provides an opportunity for registrants to speak with three professionals among a small group of peers.

All Roundtables take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 22 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 23 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 24 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 25 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Saturday October 25, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

4:30pm

Roundtable: Independent Filmmaking
Get in-depth answers to your questions about how to make it in the world of independent film. How do you find funds for your project? How does the process of making a short differ from that of a feature? What do the stages of production actually entail? How do you navigate the dense festival circuit and position your film for its best shot at success? And after all that, how do you market your film and find distribution? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to independent filmmakers, producers, and distributors in an informal setting.

Austin Film Festival’s Roundtable Sessions offer registrants exclusive access to writers, producers, and executives. The atmosphere is casual and registrants are encouraged to ask specific questions about the creative and business aspects of writing for film and television. Each session provides an opportunity for registrants to speak with three professionals among a small group of peers.

All Roundtables take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 22 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 23 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 24 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 25 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Filmmakers
avatar for Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

producer Listopad, Punk In Africa; co-producer No No: A Dockumentary
Jeffrey Brown has produced a number of award-winning films in Europe, Africa and the USA. His Czech narrative feature Mamas & Papas won Best Film and Best Script at the 2010 Hamptons IFF while Shut Up and Shoot Me, a Czech–British co-production, won Best Narrative Feature at... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Roth

Vanessa Roth

director Aging Out, Close To Home, The Untouchables, American Teacher
Twitter: @thetexaspromiseProducer/Director, Vanessa Roth has written, produced and directed award-winning non-fiction films and headed up social issue reform efforts through storytelling for nearly 20 years. Roth’s work has earned her dozens of honors including an Academy Award, two Sundance Special Ju... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall