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Friday, October 22 • 7:15pm - 8:30pm
The Creative Career: Practical Tips for Starting Out presented by The Writers Guild of America West (Live Virtual Panel)

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A panel of successful WGAW writers will discuss what you need to know in your career, how to avoid common pitfalls, and what the Writers Guild can do for you.

This panel is presented by the Writers Guild of America West.

Must have an AFF Producers or Virtual Badge for entry.

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Javier "Javi" Grillo-Marxuach

writer/producer Lost, The Dark Crystal, Cowboy Bebop; creator The Middleman
Though best known as one of the Emmy winning writer/producers of Lost (Outstanding Drama Series, 2005) and The Dark Crystal (Outstanding Children's Program, 2020), and for creating The Middleman graphic novel and TV series, Javier "Javi" Grillo-Marxuach is a prolific of TV, movies... Read More →

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Gennifer Hutchison

Virtual Panelist
Gennifer Hutchison grew up an Air Force brat, moving with her family every few years. A lifelong film and television fan, Hutchison moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating from The University of San Francisco. She landed a PA job on The X-Files, later moving her way up to an... Read More →
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Sera Gamble

Virtual Panelist
Sera Gamble is the creator, with Greg Berlanti, of YOU (Netflix), based on Caroline Kepnes’s acclaimed novel of the same name. The series stars Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti. Upon its worldwide debut in December 2018, YOU was seen by an estimated 40 million viewers. Season... Read More →
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Kemp Powers

Virtual Panelist
Kemp Powers began at Pixar Animation Studios in August 2018. Powers was most recently the co-director and writer on the Academy Award® winning feature film “Soul” with director Pete Docter and producer Dana Murray, which is now streaming on Disney+.Powers grew up in Brooklyn... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 7:15pm - 8:30pm CDT