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Thursday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
The Writer/Producer Relationship

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Producers are the backbone of production. They're one of the first people to join a project and the last to leave. Managing logistics, finances, crew, and keeping the production running smoothly, on time and on budget. Suffice it to say, film and TV wouldn't exist without competent producers. Hear first-hand from our producing panelists on what their typical day is like, what they look for in writers, and what a general relationship looks like with other creatives.

Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge for entry.


Moderators
avatar for Fred Strype

Fred Strype

moderator; AFF Screenwriting Award-Winner; producer Martin Eden; Professor Filmmaking, Screenwriting & Moving Image Arts Program, Sarah Lawrence College
Award-winning screenwriter, director and producer, whose work has been screened and honored internationally.Tenured professor: Sarah Lawrence College; Chair – Filmmaking & Moving Image Arts Program: 2007 to 2020.Founder/Co-Director – The Cinema Sarah Lawrence Feature Film Intensive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Monique Walton

Monique Walton

producer Bull
Monique Walton is an independent producer of fiction features and documentaries.  She produced Bull, directed by Annie Silverstein, which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard, and was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. Bull is currently being... Read More →
avatar for Tai Duncan

Tai Duncan

producer The Marksman, Cop Shop, How It Ends, Honest Thief, The Air I Breathe
Tai Duncan is the President of production at Zero Gravity Management. Zero Gravity is a production and management company based in Los Angeles that boasts a strong client list of screenwriters, directors, actors and financiers for feature films and television. Tai Duncan recently... Read More →
avatar for Paul Merryman

Paul Merryman

producer, The Outpost
Austin native Paul Merryman is a film & television producer with a focus on amazing true stories. He holds an MFA in Producing from the American Film Institute and a BS in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Texas at Austin. He started his career as an assistant to... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
St. David's Episcopal Church, Historic Sanctuary 301 E. 8th Street Street, Austin, TX 78701