Conversation: 7:30PM – 9:00PM
SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street
New York City, NY 10011
Austin Film Festival is making our annual trip to New York City!
On Tuesday, April 5th, join AFF and the Writers Guild of America, East for A Conversation with Jim Taylor & Tamara Jenkins.
Join Academy Award-nominated screenwriters Jim Taylor (Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, Juliet, Naked) and Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Private Life, Slums of Beverley Hills, Juliet, Naked) for a discussion on the writing process behind their classic films and advice on adding depth, distinction, and truth to your stories.
JIM TAYLOR: Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jim is the long-time collaborator of writer/director Alexander Payne. Among the screenplays they have co-authored are ELECTION, ABOUT SCHMIDT, SIDEWAYS and DOWNSIZING. For their work on these scripts they have been honored with two Golden Globes, two Writers Guild Awards and one Academy Award.
TAMARA JENKINS: Tamara is the writer and director of the films PRIVATE LIFE, THE SAVAGES and SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS as well as several award winning shorts. Her films have screened at the New York Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, Cannes and Sundance. Among the honors she has received are an Academy Award nomination, an Independent Spirit Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Tamara and Jim both attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where they received their MFAs. Occasionally they work as a writing team and their most recent collaboration was an adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel, JULIET, NAKED.
The SVA Theatre requires the following for all attendees:
- All those entering SVA Theatre need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA / WHO authorized COVID vaccine and must show proof of vaccination upon entrance. “Fully vaccinated” means at least 14 days past the final dose of the vaccine received. (Recipients of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines become eligible for a booster six months after their second dose, and recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine become eligible two months after their single dose.)
- Everyone entering SVA Theatre must wear approved face coverings that cover the nose and mouth at all times. CDC guidelines state that bandanas, gaiters, or masks with vents/valves are not approved. For those who do not have approved masks, SVA Theatre will provide masks free of charge (as supplies last).
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Free with RSVP!
RSVP does not guarantee access, please arrive early.