I’ll be part of three panels at this year’s Austin Film Festival, including a special session on Big Fish.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21st

1pm

The Business of Screenwriting

with Edward Burns, Franklin Leonard, Craig Mazin

2:45pm

Visual Storytelling

with John Lee Hancock, Randall Wallace, H.W. Brands

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd

8:30am

Book-to-Screen: “Big Fish”


If you’re planning on attending the Big Fish session, you’ll get a lot more out of it if you’ve already read both Daniel Wallace’s novel (you can find in on Amazon) and the screenplay (from the Library). I feel weird assigning homework, but trust me, you’ll have much better insight if you’re familiar with the book, script and movie.

I won’t have much time to meet-and-greet after these sessions — on Friday, I’ll be racing to the airport for a friend’s wedding. So if you’d like to say hi, your best bet is to track me down at one of the social events:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th

7pm

Film and Food Gala

Driskill Hotel

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21st

5pm

AVVB Opening Night Reception

Speakeasy, 412D Congress Avenue

11pm

WGA East & West Late Night Welcome Party

Buffalo Billiards, 201 E. 6th Street

Some of these are 21+, and the first one requires tickets beyond just a conference badge. If you’re a student, I know that can be a challenge. I’ll try to tweet my location if I have some downtime.

And if you see me at the Driskill — or in line at the burrito place — don’t be shy about saying hi.