Austin Film Festival "On Story" book signings and panels —
July 8, 2020

Austin Film Festival “On Story” book signings and panels

By Liz Lopez

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On Friday, Oct. 14, Ashley Miller (“X-Men: First Class”), Robin Swicord (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) and Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”) were in attendance to sign the new “On Story” book at Austin Film Festival 2016. Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) was present on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Driskill Hotel. On Sunday, Oct. 16 the book signings continue with Paul Feig (“Spy”).

The “On Story” sponsored panels began on Thursday, Oct. 13, including Presidential Programming: A Conversation with Jennifer Salke, Script-to-Screen: Little Women; An Indie Special: A Conversation with Jeff Nichols, The Next Wave of Digital Content; Script-to-Screen: The Revenant, and The Script that Shagged Me: A Conversation with Michael McCullers.

On Friday, Oct. 14 the panels continued with The Mister Behind Sister, Sister and Kenan & Kel: A Conversation with Kim Bass; Deconstructing: Jane Austen, Showrunners: The Big Picture for the Small Screen; To Speak or Not to Speak: Dialogue; Rocky vs. Creed; Structurally Sound; The Triple Threat: A Conversation with Jason Segel; Based on a True Story Live from New York: It’s Saturday Night Live Writers; The One I Love: A Case Study on Relationships; Script-to-Screen: Hook; A Conversation with Marta Kauffman: The 2016 Outstanding Television Writer; Great Adaptations; Pushing Boundaries; Tuning In: Music in Television; Script-to-Screen: Ghostbusters; How I Met Your Mother: A Conversation with Carter Bays; The Writer/Monster Mash-Up.

Panels from Saturday, Oct. 15 included Writing for the Web: Digital Storytelling; The Herlihy Boy: A Conversation with Tim Herlihy; Playwrights in the Writers Room; Film-Based Television Shows; Science Fiction vs. Science Fact; Collaborative Creativity: A Conversation with Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber; A Conversation with the 2016 Awardees; Great Bad Guys; Bringing the Undead Alive in Your Screenplay; The Marvel-ous World of Comic Book Adaptations; Sporting the Screenplay; Learning the Tropes: Genre; When Romance Met Comedy: The Rom Com; Screenwriter, MD; The Queens of Comedy; A Conversation with Nancy Meyers: The 2016 Distinguished Screenwriter; Building Worlds; Typewriter & Piano Keys: Writing the Musical Movie; Script-to-Screen: I Love You, Man; The Psychology of Storytelling; From SNL to Sisters: A Conversation with Paula Pell; Culturevision & Niche Storytelling.

On Sunday, Oct. 16 the panels offered are Deconstructing: Billy Wilder; From Buster Bluth to Bag Man: A Conversation with Tony Hale; There’s Something About Farrelly: A Conversation with Bobby Farrelly; Script-to-Screen: The Motorcycle Diaries; Sequels and Reboots; Black to the Future: Closing Remarks with Shane Black.

On Monday, Oct. 17, you can’t miss A Conversation with Frank Marshall.

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About On Story

Austin Film Festival is dedicated to furthering the art, craft, and business of filmmakers and screenwriters, and recognizing their contributions to film, television, and new media. A natural progression of the AFF mission, The On Story Project consists of a variety of entertaining and informative programs presented in different media platforms to give viewers an inside look at the creative process behind some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films and television shows.

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