Got this over the transom:
There’s more to the 15th annual Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference this year than just big names (Sam Shepard & Greg Daniels will be accepting awards). Aspiring writers from all over the country will once again converge from October 16-23 to make connections and meetings...
Besides enjoying over 200 movies throughout the festival, a 4 day Conference with over 90 panels represents the best in television (Matthew Weiner – “Mad Men”, Tim Kring – “Heroes”, Melissa Rosenberg – “Dexter”, Phil Rosenthal – “Everybody Loves Raymond…) and film (Terry Rossio, John August, Shane Black…). Badges start as low as $95. For more information visit http://www.austinfilmfestival.com or call 1-800-310-FEST (3378).
Has anyone been to the Austin festival? What did y'all think? How was the BBQ?
i'm going for my third time this year... I love it. Very relaxed atmosphere, lots of time to chat with pros and other aspirants and the vibe of people there is that they are far more serious of treating this like a career rather than a hobby. (The cost of the event weeds out a lot of hobbyists, I think).
And the BBQ is awesome.
I haven't been, but my friend Frederick Doss works as an actor in Austin. I can ask him how it is if you'd like.
My script was a finalist in the competition a few years ago, and while that didn't do anything for my career, the fest was a helluva lot of fun. Everyone ends up hanging out at the same hotel bar, so aspiring writers can chat with established writers without the having to rush the stage at the end of a panel.
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