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Tuesday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mentors - Writers

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Every film starts as an idea. Getting that idea onto the page can present a range of unanticipated challenges for the uninitiated. Meet with accomplished writers who can offer insight into how to realize a project of your own. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/

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Mike Akel

Writer/DirSomedaysoon FilmsMike’s experience as a writer/director and producer include a number of short films and two award winning feature films. His last feature, Chalk was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, aired on the Sundance Channel and was released theatrically... Read More →
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Michael Barnes

Austin American-StatesmanSocial columnist for Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com.
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Kat Candler

Writer/DirHellionKat Candler’s latest feature film, Hellion premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in U.S. Dramatic Competition. Her previous films have screened at Sundance, the Los Angeles Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, SXSW, Slamdance and on PBS... Read More →
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Amparo Garcia-Crow

FounderInspirit StudiosA Short Bio Amparo Garcia-Crow is a director, actor and singer who writes plays, screenplays and songs. She is presently in development with i25 Productions in Los Angeles with the screenplay "Appeal" and “Unknown Soldier: The New American Musical of Mexican... Read More →
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Bonnie Orr

PresPalm Tree ProductionsDr. Bonnie Orr, writer of over forty screenplays, completed the graduate level screenwriting program at UCLA. Her credits include writing and producing credits for The Lights, Corruption.gov and Secret at Arrow Lake at Ranch Studios, where she served as the... Read More →
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Suzanne Weinert

PresFlatiron PicturesSuzanne Weinert began her career as the VP of Shoelace Productions participating in the development and production of over 14 narrative features and documentaries. She is the writer/producer of “Exterminators” starring Heather Graham and Jennifer Coolidge... Read More →
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Saskia Wilson-Brown

DirIndependentSaskia started her media career in the art department for the likes of Madonna, Marilyn Manson and Master P. Moving on to serve as festival co-director for Los Angeles’s Silver Lake Film Festival, she launched the festival’s new media arm in 2005 (MP4Fest) in addition... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB

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