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Saturday, October 23 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Semifinalists and AFF Filmmaker 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 and Film Departments.

This roundtable is for Semifinalists and Above and Filmmakers screening at the 2021 Austin Film Festival. Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge for entry.

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Fran Kranz

writer/director Mass
FRAN KRANZ As a scene-stealing actor in film, television and theater for over two decades, Fran Kranz is now proving himself as a brilliant filmmaker on the rise.Kranz makes his directorial feature debut with the critically acclaimed film MASS starring Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs... Read More →
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Dailyn Rodriguez

co-showrunner/executive producer Queen of the South, Ugly Betty, Lie to Me, The Glades
Dailyn Rodriguez was born in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City to Cuban parents. Her high school drama teacher introduced her to the theater and encouraged her to write plays as a means to express herself and explore her unconventional upbringing. This led to Samuel... Read More →
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Chuck Hayward

writer Wandavision, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, Dear White People, Flatbush Misdemeanors, Santa Inc.
Chuck Hayward is a renaissance man – in that he’s a man who’s stayed multiple times at Renaissance Hotels. But mostly he writes things. A lot. And sometimes he actually writes them well. And sometimes they’re even funny! Just ask his fellow writers on Netflix’s Dear White... Read More →
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Lucas Martell

co-creator Spies In Disguise, writer/director The OceanMaker
Lucas Martell is the creator of SPIES IN DISGUISE, the Fox/Blue Sky animated feature starring Will Smith and Tom Holland. The original short film PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE as well as THE OCEANMAKER have been seen more than 20-million times online and screened at over 350 festivals in 63... Read More →
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Herschel Weingrod

writer Trading Places, Brewster's Millions, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Space Jam; producer Falling Down
Herschel Weingrod is a graduate with Honors at the University of Wisconsin with a B.A in History and then attained an MFA from the London Film School. While in London, he was also employed as a film critic and reviewer at Time Out as well as The Monthly Film Bulletin, a publication... Read More →
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Todd Ireland

writer Sunny, Continuum
Todd Ireland is an Indigenous (Métis) screenwriter.He is currently the executive vice president of Enderby Entertainment Canada where he helps oversee development and production. He is a proud member of the Writers Guild of Canada Diversity and Inclusion Committee and serves on the... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
St. David's Episcopal Church, Sumners Hall 301 E. 8th Street Street, Austin, TX 78701