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Austin Film Festival 2015: Short Form Storytelling

1:53 pm Oct. 31, 2015

Short Form Storytelling
12:30 p.m. Saturday, Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room

Panelists: Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A; Rodrigo Garcia, writer/director of “Last Days in the Desert,” “Mother and Child” and “Nine Lives”; director of “Albert Nobbs”; executive producer of “In Treatment.” Julie

Austin Film Festival 2015: A Conversation with the 2015 Awardees

1:21 pm Oct. 31, 2015

AFF director Barbara Morgan joined actor Chris Cooper, writer/director Brian Helgeland, extremely old and still vibrant TV producer Norman Lear, and writer/director John Singleton in a free ranging discussion about their careers Saturday morning in

Austin Film Festival 2015: X, Y, and Why — Writing Gender and Sexuality

12:09 pm Oct. 31, 2015

X, Y, and Why — Writing Gender and Sexuality
10:45 a.m. Saturday, The Omni Hotel, Capital Ballroom

Panelists: Jack Burditt, creator of “Last Man Standing”; writer/executive producer of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “The Mindy Project” and “30 Rock”; writer/co-producer of

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Austin Film Festival 2015: Changes and cancellations

10:33 am Oct. 31, 2015

The storm has wrecked havoc with various panels and interviews at this year’s Austin Film Festival. Here is the list of current changes:

The following panels have been cancelled:

The Directing Workshop with Catherine Hardwicke

A Conversation with Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter

The Script-to-Screen of Black Swan

Tampering with Temporal Elements

Dual Protagonists and The Writer/Director Relationship: Empire

Panelist Cancellations:

Andrea Berloff, David Boxerbaum, Noah Hawley, Mark Johnson, Barry Josephson, Simon Kinberg, Jenny Lumet, Joe Pokaski, Tiffany

Austin Film Festival 2015: “Until 20”

10:36 pm Oct. 30, 2015

In 2006, when a talented junior tennis player named James Ragan was 13, the Corpus Christi native was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. He beat it. A few years later, it came back with a vengeance, five