05.30.13 | Matt Dy
On March 30th, three of the most prestigious organizations centered around championing the screenwriter partnered to present Launching Your Writing Career, a special panel sponsored in part and hosted by the Los Angeles Film School. Austin Film Festival’s Screenplay Director, Matt Dy, the Director of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, Greg Beal, and the founder of The Black List, Franklin Leonard disclosed how these organizations have yielded countless success stories and how writing competitions are progressively becoming the most lucrative venue to break into the industry. Also included in the panel discussion were Jason Micallef, 2008 Nicholl Fellow for “Butter” which also made The Black List the same year and was produced by The Weinstein Company and De Luca Productions in 2011, and Pamela Ribon, Executive Story Editor on Samantha Who? and former AFF Teleplay Finalist and Screenplay Semifinalist. The discussion was led by moderator Daniel Petrie, Jr (Oscar® nominated screenwriter and 2013 Morgan Cox WGAW Award recipient).