2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Stephen Falk

creator/executive producer/showrunner You're The Worst (FX); co-executive producer Orange is the New Black (Netflix); co-executive producer Weeds (Showtime)
Twitter: @stephenfalk
Stephen Falk is the Creator/Showrunner of You’re The Worst, an FX comedy pilot, and currently serves as Co-Executive Producer on Jenji Kohan’s original series for Netflix, Orange Is The New Black. In 2012 he created Next Caller, a half-hour single-camera comedy starring Jeffrey Tambor, Collette Wolfe, and Dane Cook which was picked up for NBC’s 2012-2013 midseason schedule… and subsequently cancelled before airing. Before that, he served as Co-Executive Producer on Showtime’s Weeds and is currently writing a pilot for Fox TV Studios with producer Donald De Line. Stephen graduated from NYU with a BFA in Acting and started out writing plays — later transitioning to writing feature films for such studios as Fox, Dimension, Universal, and writing both drama and comedy television pilots for Showtime, ABC, NBC, Fox, USA, and SyFy. Stephen received a 2012 Writers Guild Awards nomination for Episodic Comedy for writing an episode of Weeds called, “Object Impermanence.” His career got its start when he won the 2000 Austin Film Festival Award for Best Comedy Screenplay, thus he is doubly thrilled to be a speaker here. Stephen used to recap reality shows for the formerly-great Television Without Pity, is co-producer and sometimes host of a popular monthly storytelling series at M Bar in Hollywood called Public School, and does a weekly webshow about movies with his group The Film Pigs. (Twitter: @stephenfalk for dumb jokes.)