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Saturday, May 4
 

9:00am PDT

The Road to Hollywood
Filmmakers Allan Heinberg and Mark Wilding talk about their experience in Hollywood.

Moderators
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Julie Anne Robinson

Julie Anne Robinson is a highly sought after Producer in Hollywood. She is also a prolific Director -- having directed and executive produced over ten network pilots, seven of which have gone to series, including THE MIDDLE, SELFIE, THE CATCH, and I FEEL BAD. She has directed a diverse... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allan Heinberg

Allan Heinberg

Allen Heinberg is the screenwriter of the film Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins and of the upcoming Multiple Man for Marvel/20th Century Fox. His television writing and producing credits include The Naked Truth, Party Of Five, Sex And The City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Grey's... Read More →
avatar for Mark Wilding

Mark Wilding

Mark is a television writer and producer who lives in Los Angeles. He’s worked in both the sitcom and drama worlds for 25 years. Sitcom credits include Ellen, Dave’s World, Jesse, Caroline In The City, The Naked Truth, The Tony Danza Show and Working. Mark worked on Ellen in its... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Room PAC

10:00am PDT

From Page to Screen
Limited Capacity full

Julie Anne Robinson and Mark Wilding discuss the extensive journey a screenplay goes through before it actually becomes a TV show or movie.  Topics of discussion include directing, production needs, interpreting the script, and the relationship between the writers, director, producers, and the rest of the creative staff. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Wilding

Mark Wilding

Mark is a television writer and producer who lives in Los Angeles. He’s worked in both the sitcom and drama worlds for 25 years. Sitcom credits include Ellen, Dave’s World, Jesse, Caroline In The City, The Naked Truth, The Tony Danza Show and Working. Mark worked on Ellen in its... Read More →
avatar for Julie Anne Robinson

Julie Anne Robinson

Julie Anne Robinson is a highly sought after Producer in Hollywood. She is also a prolific Director -- having directed and executive produced over ten network pilots, seven of which have gone to series, including THE MIDDLE, SELFIE, THE CATCH, and I FEEL BAD. She has directed a diverse... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Room 200

10:00am PDT

The Elevator Pitch
Limited Capacity seats available

Juan Alfonso and Allan Heinberg talk about the importance of being able to pitch an idea in a short amount of time. Subjects of discussion include finding the right language, speaking with confidence, pitching a pilot to a Film Studio, and other helpful techniques important to any artist in the field.

Speakers
avatar for Allan Heinberg

Allan Heinberg

Allen Heinberg is the screenwriter of the film Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins and of the upcoming Multiple Man for Marvel/20th Century Fox. His television writing and producing credits include The Naked Truth, Party Of Five, Sex And The City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Grey's... Read More →
avatar for Juan Alfonso

Juan Alfonso

Juan Alfonso is a Vice President of Drama Development at ABC Studios, developing and producing one-hour scripted series for ABC, Disney+ and other networks. Since his arrival in early 2013, Alfonso has worked on the Emmy-winning American Crime from 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Room 301

10:00am PDT

Wearing Multiple Hats
Limited Capacity seats available

Nicole Sun talks about the many hats she wears from being a writer to being an actress. Topics of conversation include TV writing, acting in a sitcom, and balancing multiple  jobs while working in Hollywood.

Moderators
Speakers
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Nicole Sun

Nicole Sun is a writer and actor from Seal Beach, California. She has a B.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley, and studied improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade. She has worked as a TV writer on Dr. Ken (ABC), A.P. Bio (NBC), and I Feel Bad (NBC... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Room 111

11:00am PDT

An Actor's Journey
Limited Capacity filling up

Christopher Moynihan has a conversation about his journey from actor to writer to showrunner to producer.  He will discuss his career, how one aspect of Hollywood relates to another, the choices that led him to where he is today, and the way he approaches a new project.

Moderators
Speakers
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Christopher Moynihan

Christopher Moynihan is a writer, showrunner/producer and actor with an incredible track record in recent years.Early in 2018 Moynihan wrapped production on the NBC comedy Marlon, on which he served as co-creator and showrunner. Following Marlon’s wrap, Moynihan sold a multicam... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Room 104

11:00am PDT

Composing for Film and TV
Limited Capacity seats available

Andy Gush talks about his career as a film and TV composer.  Topics of discussion include scoring for TV commercials, horror movies, playing multiple instruments, and scoring for TV vs film.

Moderators
avatar for Juan Alfonso

Juan Alfonso

Juan Alfonso is a Vice President of Drama Development at ABC Studios, developing and producing one-hour scripted series for ABC, Disney+ and other networks. Since his arrival in early 2013, Alfonso has worked on the Emmy-winning American Crime from 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Grush

Andy Grush

Andy Grush is a composer/musician who has scored numerous TV shows and movies with his collaborator, Taylor Stewart.  Together they are known as the Newton Brothers.  The Newton Brothers (TNB), have been writing and playing music since they were kids. They studied classical piano... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Room 212

11:00am PDT

Unscripted Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

J. Rupert Thompson discusses the path that led him to working in reality television. Topics of discussion include his photography training, work as an electrician, unscripted storytelling, and the choices that made him turn toward directing.

Speakers
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J. Rupert Thompson

J. Rupert Thompson has had a camera in his hand since he was eleven years old. An evergreen fan of the action and science fiction genres, he made dozens of shorts as a child on Super8 film. Rupert graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College School of Cinema... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Room 210

11:00am PDT

Writing for Children
Limited Capacity seats available

Rick Williams talks about the various ways to write for children and how his career path brought him to children's television.

Moderators
Speakers
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Rick Williams

Born in Los Angeles, Rick Williams has always loved film and TV.  Rick attended UCLA for his undergraduate, Professional Program, and graduate studies, where he earned his Masters Degree in Screenwriting.  Rick often returns to UCLA to teach Half-Hour Television Writing as an adjunct... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Room 103

12:00pm PDT

Casting for TV
Limited Capacity seats available

Claudia Lyon leads students through an interactive session about TV casting.  She will discuss the process, conduct a mock audition, and give students an idea of what to expect when they find themselves auditioning in Hollywood.  

Moderators
avatar for Juan Alfonso

Juan Alfonso

Juan Alfonso is a Vice President of Drama Development at ABC Studios, developing and producing one-hour scripted series for ABC, Disney+ and other networks. Since his arrival in early 2013, Alfonso has worked on the Emmy-winning American Crime from 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Lyon

Claudia Lyon

Claudia Lyon is vice president, Talent and Casting, ABC Studios, a position she has held since 2006. In her current role, Lyon oversees casting for all ABC Studios and ABC Signature pilots and prime-time series including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “black-ish... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 301

12:00pm PDT

Comedy Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaborators Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu talk about their work together and the things to remember when you are writing comedy.

Moderators
avatar for Julie Anne Robinson

Julie Anne Robinson

Julie Anne Robinson is a highly sought after Producer in Hollywood. She is also a prolific Director -- having directed and executive produced over ten network pilots, seven of which have gone to series, including THE MIDDLE, SELFIE, THE CATCH, and I FEEL BAD. She has directed a diverse... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Kyle

Bridget Kyle

Bridget Kyle (Boston University) & Vicky Luu (USC) crossed paths nearly ten years ago within the prestigious halls of Family Guy and knew they found their [creative] soulmate. They have been writing together for the past six years on various projects including Marry Me (NBC), The... Read More →
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Vicky Luu

Bridget Kyle (Boston University) & Vicky Luu (USC) crossed paths nearly ten years ago within the prestigious halls of Family Guy and knew they found their [creative] soulmate. They have been writing together for the past six years on various projects including Marry Me (NBC), The... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 200

12:00pm PDT

Secrets to Building the Marvel Universe
Limited Capacity filling up

Bill Rosemann talks about his experience and work with the ongoing development of the Marvel Universe and how it is extremely important in the world today.

Speakers
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Bill Rosemann

Bill Rosemann has been a proud member of the Marvel family for 21 years. Beginning as a reporter for Marvel Age magazine, Bill has enjoyed stints as a comic book writer, editor and Spider-Man balloon wrangler in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2008, in addition to overseeing... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 111