2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Stuart Kelban

Professor of screenwriting, UT Austin
Stuart Kelban has written scripts for the major studios and production companies, including 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Sony and Mandalay Pictures, and worked with actors including Denzel Washington, Sean Connery and Goldie Hawn, as well as directors John Woo and Dean Perisot.   Most recently, Mr. Kelban was hired to rewrite a feature for Gary Sanchez Productions, starring Will Ferrell with Adam McKay directing.   He has also written pilots for many of the major television networks and cable outlets, including HBO, NBC and UPN.   Recently, he developed a 60-minute original pilot with Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions.    He is currently in pre-production on an independent feature, The Lucky One, which will begin filming in Texas and Mexico in Fall ’15.A tenured professor, Mr. Kelban has taught screenwriting in the Department of Radio-TV-Film  at the University of Texas at Austin for the last 10 years.   Previously, he taught both screenwriting and fiction writing at Emerson College, Boston College and Harvard.