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Sunday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Of Fanboys & Fidelity - Adapting Comics For Broad Audiences

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As the film industry digs deep into the world of comics and graphic novels for source material, how do writers, directors and producers assess the best way to get it to the screen to entice fanpeople and newbies alike? For some of the indie, more idiosyncratic books, how do you retain that uniqueness while broadening access to it? Director/writer/producer Robert Rodriguez (“Frank Miller’s Sin City”) and comics creator/writer Greg Rucka (“Whiteout”) will discuss the challenges and pleasures in going from panel to screen.

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Howard Gertler

Feature film & Media ProducerHoward GertlerProducing credits include Bobcat Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad, starring Robin Williams, which premiered at Sundance and was released by Magnolia in August ’09. Along with Tim Perell at Process (where Gertler was head of production... Read More →
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Robert Rodriguez

FounderEl Rey Network
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Greg Rucka

Nervous Habit IncGreg Rucka is the award-winning author of over a dozen novels and several hundred comic books. His latest novel, The Last Run, was published by Bantam in 2010, and he is at work on his next book, Alpha, to be published by Mulholland Books in 2012. His graphic novel... Read More →

Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD

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