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Friday, October 22 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Semifinalists and Above Panel: Television Development with Diversity Hire Ltd.

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Join us for a discussion with Diversity Hire Ltd. as the team breaks down the development process, creating a television series, and how to utilize competitions and fellowship programs to make connections and launch careers

This panel is for Semifinalists and Above. 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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April Shih

writer You’re The Worst, Undone, Mrs. America; writer/supervising producer Dave; Executive Producer, Diversity Hire, Ltd.
April Shih is a WGA Award-winning television writer/producer and filmmaker. April has several series in development at FX including LOVE RULES with producers Larry Wilmore, Joanna Coles, and The District, and has series in development at WBTV and Paramount Television Studios. April... Read More →
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Jen Goyne Blake

Founding Director, Episodic Lab at the Sundance Institute; Executive Producer, Diversity Hire, Ltd.
Before partnering with April Shih at DIVERSITY HIRE, Jen Goyne Blake was the Founding Director of the Episodic Lab at the Sundance Institute. For nearly 7 years, she headed the program dedicated to nurturing television writers from underrepresented communities. Blake shepherded over... Read More →
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Ansley Martinez

Creative Executive, Diversity Hire Ltd.
Ansley Martinez is a creative executive at Diversity Hire Ltd, April Shih's production company that is currently under an overall deal at FX. Prior to this role, she was at Rise Management in talent and literary management and Creative Artists Agency in the Comedy Touring and Personal... Read More →

Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701