The wrap from the Austin Film Festival
I didn’t spend the week in the writers room punching up the dialogue on the latest Glee episode. Nobody from Fox, Paramount or Disney would let me pitch my Chilean miner story. Stephen, Jeffery and David wouldn’t return my call. I entered the Austin Film Festival and Screenwriting Conference as a nobody wannabe screenwriter, and I left it the exact same way. Since the conference ended,...
Austin Film Festival - Day Two
Access. Unlike many screenwriting conferences and film festivals, Austin Film Festival prides itself on giving its attendees access. Access to producers. Access to agents. Access to people working in the industry. Access to people who can help make your dreams come true. But. Even though you may be standing mere feet from them, there is still a considerable distance between the two of you....
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Ug. I hate myself on camera.
Austin Film Festival - Day One
This is the most depressing, yet encouraging thing I’ve ever been a part of. It’s a weird scenario to begin with. Is there another kind of conference where the majority of attendees aren’t employed in the industry that’s being discussed? The odds are stacked against the attendees. It’s sort of like Warren Buffett and Donald Trump speaking to a room full of...
Film, film, film.
I like to think that I’m a relatively decent dad. I haven’t done anything reckless or idiotic that’s caused our family a hardship…well… outside of the fact I drive 90 miles one way to work four days a week. All large purchases are discussed and approved beforehand. Weekends are family time. Except this weekend, where I’ve spent $350 to spend four straight days...