THE CONVERSATION SERIES BRINGS TOGETHER SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST TALENTS IN FILM, TELEVISION, AND STORYTELLING, GIVING CELEBRATED ARTISTS THE SPACE AND FREEDOM TO EXAMINE THEIR WORK IN DEPTH.

Friday, November 1st

 

The Big Transition: How to Break Into TV Writing

with Annah Feinberg

1:00 pm - Room H

Annah Feinberg writes and draws, often at the very same time. She's currently developing adult animated show Multifarious Maris for Showtime, as well as other TV and film projects, both animated and not. For two years, she drew self-portrait cartoons @memyselvesand. Now she turns shapes into humanoid creatures @shapelies. Annah's humor writing and cartoons have been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeney's and The Hairpin, and her short films "Gretch and Tim" and "Balloon Room" enjoy aimlessly floating around the internet. She was script coordinator on I Love Dick, writers assistant on Arrested Development, Flaked, and Damien, and assistant to the Veep on Veep. Before moving to LA to pursue screenwriting, Annah was a playwright and dramaturg; her plays were developed and produced by Ars Nova, Naked Angels, EBE Ensemble, The Blank, and Clubbed Thumb, and she served in artistic and literary capacities for The Civilians, LCT3, MTC, Steppenwolf, Northlight, TimeLine and 13P. She has an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University and a BFA in Theater Studies from the University of Illinois and is a founding member of The Kilroys. Before all that, she was a child who wrote and drew, often at the very same time.

 

Saturday, November 2nd

 
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Sound and Storytelling: How to communicate on adr stage

With Stacey Michaels

11:00 am - Room H

Stacey Michaels is an award winning ADR and Foley mixer, which is to say she helps the dialog and effects sound better.  With over 20 years working in TV and film, she has helped bring to life countless stories. Most recently, "El Camino”, “Better Call Saul”, “A Million Little Things”,  “What We Do in the Shadows” and many more.

She will be sharing her experiences with how to communicate effectively on the ADR stage.  Often, direction on the ADR stage can get ‘lost in translation’ but with a few simple tools miscommunications can be avoided.  These tools and other insights will be the topic of the day.

 
 
 

How works the short films distribution?

With Audrey Clinet

12:30 pm - Room H

Audrey is a multi-talented woman. After graduating in Communication, she was accepted at the prestigious French theater school Les Cours Simon and then acted in various theater and cinema projects. In 2012, she wrote her first short film Parallele, that became the first step of her life project: EROÏN. She organized the first screening of EROÏN, a selection of 9 short films directed by women filmmakers, in the Champs Elysees in Paris in October 2012.

In January 2016, after several premieres and events, such as Cannes Film Festival, she decided to open her film company EROÏN PRODUCTIONS, the first French production and distribution company for women filmmakers. In April 2018, the American chapter EROÏN US was born and Audrey officially became a manager for filmmakers.

Since the creation of EROÏN, Audrey distributed 55 short films in 150 countries, produced 2 digital campaigns, and managed the careers of 3 women directors. Additionally, Audrey has directed two short films and one commercial. In 2019, she aspires to pursue her career as an innovative director and to jump in the features market, by signing her first feature as a sales agent.