We are pleased to announce our first confirmed panelists for the 2015 Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference, held October 29-November 1. This year’s Conference will feature an equal focus on film and television, the creative and business sides, and more opportunities to network with your peers and storytelling icons! Take it from us: Austin in October is the place to be for inspiration, education, and motivation to take your script to the next level.
|Andrea Berloff||writer World Trade Center, Blood Father (2015)|
|Michael Botti||Manager at Industry Entertainment|
|Matthew Gross||President, EuropaCorp TV Studios|
|Barry Josephson||Josephson Entertainment; producer Enchanted, Hide and Seek, The Last Boy Scout, Someone Marry Barry; executive producer Turn, Bones|
|Casper Kelly||creator/writer/director Too Many Cooks, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell; writer Squidbillies|
|Craig Kestel||Agent at WME Entertainment|
|Adam Kolbrenner||co-founder Madhouse Entertainment|
|Gary Lennon||producer Black Box, Orange is the New Black, Justified, The Shield|
|David Lowery||writer/director Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pioneer, Pete’s Dragon (2016), writer Pit Stop|
|Jenny Lumet||writer Rachel Getting Married|
|Maggie Malone||Head of Creative Affairs at Disney Animation Studios|
|Kelly Marcel||writer Saving Mr. Banks, Fifty Shades of Grey; writer/executive producer Terra Nova|
|Craig Mazin||co-host ScriptNotes, writer Identity Thief, The Hangover Parts II & III, Scary movie 3 & 4, Rocketman|
|Phil Rosenthal||writer/director Exporting Raymond; creator Everybody Loves Raymond|
|Terry Rossio||writer Shrek, Aladdin, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Déjà Vu, The Mask of Zorro, co-creator of Wordplay (wordplayer.com)|
|John Swetnam||writer Step Up: All In, Evidence, Into the Storm, Breaking Through|
|Ron Yerxa||producer Bona Fide Productions, Nebraska, Little Miss Sunshine, Ruby Sparks, Election, Cold Mountain, The Ice Harvest, executive producer The Leftovers|
All speakers and events are based on permitting schedules and subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.
Stay tuned for regular panelist announcements, and check our website regularly for new additions.