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Saturday, October 23 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
A Conversation with the 2021 Awardees

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Join this highly anticipated conversation with the 2021 awardees as they discuss their approaches to the art, craft, and business of storytelling throughout their film and television careers.

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

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Barbara Morgan

Executive Director, Austin Film Festival; Moderator
Barbara Morgan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Austin Film Festival. Since co-founding the organization in 1993, she has shepherded the festival from a weekend of films and panels into a week-long celebration of storytelling through film, television, and other emerging... Read More →

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Channing Godfrey Peoples

2021 Recipient of the New Voice Award
Channing Godfrey Peoples is an emergent writer and director with a distinctive vision and an impactful voice. She made her feature directorial debut last year with the critically acclaimed drama MISS JUNETEENTH and has quickly become one of today’s most exciting rising filmmakers... Read More →
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Scott Frank

2021 Recipient of the Bill Wittliff Award for Screenwriting
Scott Frank’s screenplays include Little Man Tate, Dead Again, Malice, Heaven’s Prisoners, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, The Interpreter, The Lookout (also directed), Marley & Me, The Wolverine, Walk Among the Tombstones (also directed), Logan, the Netflix limited... Read More →
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Stephanie Allain

2021 Recipient of the Polly Platt Award for Producing
STEPHANIE ALLAIN is one of the most prolific African American producers working today. Her award-winning films by writer-directors of color make headlines, launch careers and shape the cultural landscape. Critical acclaim includes Oscars, Independent Spirit Awards, NAACP Image Awards... Read More →
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Michael Schur

2021 Recipient of the Outstanding Television Writer Award
Michael Schur created the critically acclaimed NBC comedy “The Good Place,” and co-created "Parks and Recreation," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and the Peacock series “Rutherford Falls." He is also an Executive Producer on HBOMax’s “Hacks” and Netflix’s "Master of None." Prior... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
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