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Saturday, October 23 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Fostering Positive Change Through Story

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Social Impact Entertainment (SIE) is a developing field for writers, producers, and studios/networks, particularly in the independent production community and with streaming services. Join our discussion with filmmakers and creative leaders in this dynamic area, who are writing and producing stories that inspire and move audiences. We’ll also discuss industry resources and networks that provide support for SIE work, such as the SIE Society, a newly formed organization, which is serving as an all-media platform to connect and empower professionals in entertainment in order to harness the power of story for the greater social good, and to achieve measurable-impact as a result.

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

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William Nix

executive producer The Prophet, This Is Ragtime: The Birth of American Music, Power, Return to Afghanistan and An Accidental Cuban; Firedancer; producer Gibran
William Nix is the Chairman/CEO of Creative Projects Group® and a Producer with extensive experience in the entertainment, media, sports, and intellectual property fields. He is also a Partner in the social and environmental impact investment firm, LOHAS Advisors and Capital. He... Read More →

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Aidan Dick

cowriter/codirector When Men Were Men
Aidan Dick is a non-binary independent filmmaker and writer. They wrote, co-directed, edited, shot, and starred in their feature debut, When Men Were Men, premiering at Austin Film Festival, which tackles issues of toxic masculinity in the trans community, Irish Catholic community... Read More →
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Izzi Rojas

cowriter/codirector When Men Were Men
Izzi Rojas is a non-binary director, actor, writer and activist. They believe in creating art that inspires change and serves marginalized communities that are underrepresented in film. They are uncompromisingly commited to breaking down barriers in-front and behind the camera for... Read More →
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Sam French

co-director With This Breath I Fly
An Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Sam spent five years living and working in Afghanistan, where he produced and directed documentaries for the UN, NGOs, aid organizations, and the media, including HBO, BBC, CNN, Channel 4 News and Al Jazeera. He wrote and directed the Academy Award nominated... Read More →

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