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Saturday, October 23 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Playwriting Track: Stage vs. Screen

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Working as a playwright can enhance your abilities as a screenwriter and even the other way around! Learning the necessities of the stage brings big advantages to the screen; like how to write compelling dialogue, the need for strong pacing, and how to utilize blocking more effectively. Come hear from panelists who have experience writing for both the stage and the screen and learn what one can teach you about the other.

Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, Weekend, or Lone Star Badge for entry.

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Kirk Lynn

Kirk Lynn is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter living in Austin, Texas with his wife, the poet Carrie Fountain, and their children. Lynn is one of five artistic directors of the Rude Mechs theatre collective and head of the playwriting area in the Department of Theatre and Dance... 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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Lorien McKenna

co-host The Screenwriting Life; writer/showrunner
Lorien McKenna is currently the Showrunner for a preschool show with YouTube Kids and has an adult animation show in development with Mindshow/Viacom. She's written for and developed with studios and streamers including Hulu, NBC, Disney, and Netflix.A former Story Manager at Pixar... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
The Omni Hotel, Longhorn Room (3rd floor) 700 San Jacinto, E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701