Jason Segel, Paul Feig, Phil Rosenthal to program AFF retrospective

mv5bmje0mtm4ntc3nf5bml5banbnxkftztcwmjyzotixng-_v1_uy1200_cr8906301200_al_Jason Segel, Paul Fieg and Phil Rosenthal are some of the guest programmers who will present the 2016 Retrospective Film Program at this year’s Austin Film Festival, it was announced Thursday.

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,images 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.



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