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Friday, October 22 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Fact v. Fiction

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Based on a true story. Inspired by true events. So many stories we see on film or television are preceded by this message. And while bringing a true story to the screen is exciting, what happens when you need to bend the truth to serve your narrative? Do you risk changing history or even sprinkling in a little magical realism? Join our panelists as they discuss fact vs. fiction and tackling real life events on screen.

Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge for entry.

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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 →

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Jihan Crowther

writer/producer The Underground Railroad, The Man in the High Castle, Daisy Jones & The Six
Jihan Crowther is a TV writer whose credits include The Underground Railroad, The Man in the High Castle, Daisy Jones & The Six, and Here and Now. She is currently developing a half-hour romantic comedy-drama with Big Beach TV and a one-hour drama with Fair Harbor Productions.Jihan... Read More →
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Zach Baylin

writer, King Richard, Creed III, The Crow (remake)
Zach Baylin is a Los Angeles based screenwriter and co-founder of YOUNGBLOOD PICTURES. His script KING RICHARD, about the father of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams, was #2 on the 2018 BLACKLIST and recently completed filming for WARNER BROS. starring Will Smith, Jon Berenthal... Read More →

Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
The Austin Club, Medallion Room 110 E 9th St, Austin, TX 78701