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Saturday, October 23 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm
A Conversation with Craig Brewer

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Join writer/producer/director Craig Brewer for a discussion on his career in the industry. With credits including Hustle & Flow, Coming 2 America, and Dolemite Is My Name, join Brewer for a conversation on transition from independent films to the studio system. 

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


Moderators
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Casey Baron

Director of Programming and Industry Relations, Austin Film Festival; Moderator
Born and raised in the small island of Dominica located in the West Indies, Casey Baron moved to Austin after graduating from Florida State University with a degree in English – Editing, Writing, and Media. While attending FSU, Casey worked for The Torchlight Program. During his... Read More →

Speakers
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Craig Brewer

writer/director Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan, Footloose (2011); director Coming 2 America, Dolemite Is My Name
CRAIG BREWER (Director/Producer) began his career as a filmmaker in Memphis, Tennessee. While working at Barnes & Noble, he learned camera and editing techniques from books he purchased with his employee discount. In 2000, he made his first feature film, THE POOR & HUNGRY, which... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by International Screenwriters’ Association 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701