Segel will present his “The Muppets,” which he wrote, starred in and executive produced. Feig is presenting Peter Bogdanovich’s screwball comedy “What’s Up, Doc?” “Everybody Loves Raymond”creator Phil Rosenthal is presenting a special tribute to the late Gene Wilder. Tim Herlihy, Adam Gilmore’s longtime creative partner, is presenting a 20th anniversary screening of his cult classic “Happy Gilmore.” Writer/Producer duo Richard LaGravenese & Mark Johnson will present “A Little Princess.”
Segel will also join the 2016 Conference program for an in-depth conversation on storytelling, how he approaches his process, and themes that emerge in his work.
Other speakers recently added to the Conference slate include “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” writer/producer/actress Tracy Oliver, “Se7en” writer Andrew Kevin Walker, “Veep” actor Tony Hale, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke (President, ), “Blind Side” writer/director John Lee Hancock, and “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” writer Michael McCullers
The 23rd annual Festival runs this October 13 to 20, featuring a slate of over 150 films, 175 panels, and almost 200 confirmed guest speakers.
AFF’s full schedule will be released next week; more information, the full list of panelists, and confirmed programming can be found at http://www.austinfilmfestival.com.