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Saturday, October 23 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Second Rounder Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film & Television*

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Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft and business of writing for film and television. This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to screenwriters, directors, producers, executives, and studio reps in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the creative and business sides of breaking into and writing for film.

Roundtables required advance sign-up through the Screenplay Department.

This roundtable is for Second Rounders and Above. Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, Weekend, or Lone Star Badge for entry. 

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Hank Jones

writer Bel-Air, Grownish, The Neighborhood
After completing his M.A. in English (Teaching of Writing & Lit.) from George Mason University, Henry “Hank” Jones quit his job at a D.C. tax publication and drove to Los Angeles to pursue a career in scriptwriting. Hank worked on any indie project he could find until he was recommended... Read More →
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Zach Baylin

writer, King Richard, Creed III, The Crow (remake)
Zach Baylin is a Los Angeles based screenwriter and co-founder of YOUNGBLOOD PICTURES. His script KING RICHARD, about the father of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams, was #2 on the 2018 BLACKLIST and recently completed filming for WARNER BROS. starring Will Smith, Jon Berenthal... Read More →
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Ty Roberts

co-writer/producer/director 12 Mighty Orphans, The Iron Orchard
Ty Roberts completed his most recent film, 12 Mighty Orphans, released by Sony Pictures Classics in the summer of 2021. Previously, he co-wrote and directed the award winning feature, The Iron Orchard (Austin Film Festival Audience Award 2018), which was theatrically released in... Read More →
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Cindy McCreery

writer The Honey Girls, Something in the Water, Haven, Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove; Disney Feature Fellow, Associate Professor/Screenwriting Area Head, UT Austin
Cindy McCreery is an Associate Professor of Screenwriting in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin where she teaches television and feature film writing in the undergraduate, graduate and Michener Center for Writing programs. Previously she taught screenwriting... Read More →
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Alexandra E. Hartman

freelance writer Cowboy Bebop; writer Ghost Tape
Alexandra is a queer genre and dark dramedy writer, who from an early age, was primed by opera singer parents to tell fierce, female-led stories. She began as the showrunner’s assistant on Netflix’s ALTERED CARBON, then CBS’ ZOO, before being upped to Script Coordinator/Writer’s... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
St. David's Episcopal Church, Sumners Hall 301 E. 8th Street Street, Austin, TX 78701