Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference
The 27th annual Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference goes virtual Oct. 22-26 with live and recorded filmmaker conversations, panels, script readings, and pitch competitions. Empire and Nashville producer will deliver opening remarks on Oct. 22 and Nine Lives directors Rodrigo Garcia and Guardian of the Galaxy screenwriter Nicole Perlman close the conference with their "Moving Forward" panel. The conference features conversations with Dolemite Is My Name screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Barry creators Alec and Berg and Bill Hader, Homeland co-creator Howard Gordon, Utopia creator Gillian Flynn, Gladiator screenwriter John Logan, The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood, Bill and Ted franchise screenwriter Ed Solomon, and Da 5 Bloods screenwriter Kevin Willmott. Notable panels include "On Pixar’s Onward" with co-writer/director Dan Scanlon, "Script-to-Screen: The Outpost" with director Rod Lurie, "Drafting Dialogue" with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and Respect screenwriter, Tracey Scott Wilson, and "Creating Compelling Characters" with The Blind Side director John Lee Hancock, 42 director Brian Helegeland, and Little Women (1994) screenwriter Robin Swicord. Panels and conversations will be available to watch during the conference at https://watch.eventive.org/austinfilmfestivalconference2020.
Posted: Oct. 9, 2020