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Thursday, October 21 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
How To Work The Conference

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The AFF Conference is a one-of-a-kind experience filled with like-minded people and a multitude of learning experiences. Although the schedule can be intimidating, this panel featuring seasoned Festival attendees is here to help. Networking? We got you! Pitching? You know we have it! Bathroom? Down the hall and to your left! So come on down and learn how to get the most bang for your buck and maximize your time  at the Festival.

Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge for entry.

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Matt Dy

Literary Manager, Lit Entertainment Group; Former Director of Script Competitions, Austin Film Festival
Matt Dy attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Science in Radio/TV/Film with a focus on screenwriting. He recently joined Adam Kolbrenner’s newly formed Lit Entertainment Group as a literary manager. Previously, he worked at Austin Film Festival (AFF... Read More →

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Kevin Hamedani

writer Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Infidel; writer/producer/showrunner Tether, writer/showrunner Stephen King's N.; writer/director Saviors, Zombies of Mas
Hamedani (along with his co-writer, Travis Betz) became known when their script The Saviors was selected to the 2018 Black List. The screenplay is being produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films and Amasia Films with Hamedani directing. Hamedani just finished adapting Adib Khorram’s... Read More →
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Daniel Petrie, Jr.

Partner, Enderby Entertainment; writer Beverly Hills Cop, The Big Easy; director Dawn Patrol, Toy Soldiers; executive producer An Ordinary Man, Blackway, Zero Contact; former WGAW President
Daniel Petrie, Jr. is a partner in Enderby Entertainment, an independent film finance and production company, founded in 2006 by Petrie and producer Rick Dugdale.  In 1985, Petrie received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay for his first produced script, the... Read More →
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Susan O'Connor

story consultant Batman (Telltale), Dishonored 2, BioShock 2; lead writer Star Wars 1313, Far Cry 2; writer Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics), BioShock; Interactive-Story Consultant, Netflix
Susan’s first job as a game writer was for “a slumber party game - for girls!” She’s gone on to work on over 25 projects, including award-winning titles in the BioShock, Far Cry and Tomb Raider franchises. Titles in her portfolio have sold over 30 million copies and generated... Read More →

Thursday October 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
The Austin Club, Medallion Room 110 E 9th St, Austin, TX 78701