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Saturday, October 23 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Keeping Your Reader's Attention

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Join this conversation on how scripts read when submitted to competitions, writing programs, representation, and studios. From scripts with great ideas but weak execution, to the reverse, panelists will discuss how to identify your strengths and weaknesses as a writer, and how to present your story in its best possible light.

Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, Weekend, or Lone Star Badge for entry.


Moderators
avatar for Bill True

Bill True

writer Runaway, Hope Springs, Crazy Evil Genius; Head of Dramatic Writing, Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre
Bill True's debut feature, Runaway, was hailed by critics as “Brilliant” and “Hitchcockian” as it premiered to universal accolades at top festivals, including Tribeca and Toronto. Bill also took top prize at the Austin Film Festival for his work on Runaway, which was subsequently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jen Goyne Blake

Jen Goyne Blake

Founding Director, Episodic Lab at the Sundance Institute; Executive Producer, Diversity Hire, Ltd.
Before partnering with April Shih at DIVERSITY HIRE, Jen Goyne Blake was the Founding Director of the Episodic Lab at the Sundance Institute. For nearly 7 years, she headed the program dedicated to nurturing television writers from underrepresented communities. Blake shepherded over... Read More →
avatar for Eric Williams

Eric Williams

Founding Partner/Literary Manager, Zero Gravity Management
Eric began his career at Paradigm and then moved to Writers & Artists Agency as a Literary Agent. He transitioned to management in 2004, where he began growing the management division of Zero Gravity. What he began as a two-person shop has grown to over 35 employees, making Zero Gravity... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Edwards

Kelly Edwards

author The Executive Chair; writer Our Kind Of People
Kelly Edwards recently left her role as HBO's SVP, Talent Development, for a two-year, first-look writing deal with the premium network. Earlier this summer, she staffed on the new Fox drama Our Kind Of People and will be releasing a new book called The Executive Chair: A Writer’s... Read More →
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Rebecca Windsor

Head, Warner Bros. Television Workshop
Rebecca Windsor is the Head of the Warner Bros. Television Workshop, the premier writing and directing program for artists looking to start or further their careers in television. As an extension of her role developing new talent, Rebecca helped launch Warner Bros. digital brand Stage13... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701