All writers want the same thing. They want to find a home for their work. And all stories have one thing in common. If they are compelling enough there is a home for them. That home can sometimes be a surprise. Our new Fiction Podcast Program might be just what you are looking for.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
If you’re an aspiring writer or creator in the podcast industry, join us in October and let us put you in the room with people who will inspire, equip and enable you to take that next step to launch your career in this exciting industry. You will learn the ropes for yourself, realize new opportunities, and connect with the very folks who can help you take that great story in your head and put it in the ears of millions.
PODCAST PROGRAMMING: With the recent popularity of fiction podcasts made with Hollywood stars, the beloved medium of radio plays has been resurrected with a new, serial twist. In October, we’re going to bring some of the most creative minds in this emerging industry to you in Austin and let you hear for yourself about the art of writing a story for an acoustic medium, and about the need for great writers who will boldly go where few have gone before.
Aaron Hilliard writer of HBO’s Life and Times of Tim, Amazon’s BETAS, Producer of Scripted Fiction Audio Series, Audible, Inc.
Ellen Horne Executive Producer, Audible
Christopher Littler writer/composer/director 36 Questions (podcast musical)
Lauren Shippen writer/creator The Bright Sessions
Ellen Winter writer/composer/director 36 Questions (podcast musical)
Tim Street Vice President Influence and Production, Authentic
The fiction podcast industry is bursting with possibilities for all storytellers, and the Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference is on the cutting edge of this new avenue. Our 2017 Conference will include a lot of experts in the field of audio storytelling. We are offering a full slate of panels and discussions that address it head on, as well as crossover events that include writers from other genres. This means multiple opportunities for aspiring fiction podcast writers to learn, connect, and to find a place for those must-be-told stories.
- Alternative Ways to Break in
- How to Make a Podcast Workshop
- Turning your Story into $$
- Writing for Audio Fiction (A Story of Sound)
- Meet & Greet
- Interactive Roundtable: Art, Craft, Business of Podcasting
CHECK OUT LAST YEAR’S SCHEDULE
THE 2018 SCHEDULE WILL BE RELEASED CLOSER TO THE FESTIVAL!