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Austin Film Festival Announces Conference and Panelist Lineup, Includes Damon Lindelof, Paul Feig, Terry Rossio

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 28, 2012 at 12:11PM

The Austin Film Festival, running October 18-25, announces their first round of conference panels and panelists. An interview with screenwriter Damon Lindelof ("Prometheus"), an incendiary "DC vs. Marvel" panel and a presentation on scene transitions by screenwriter Terry Rossio of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise...
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The Austin Film Festival, running October 18-25, announces their first round of conference panels and panelists. An interview with screenwriter Damon Lindelof ("Prometheus"), an incendiary "DC vs. Marvel" panel and a presentation on scene transitions by screenwriter Terry Rossio of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise are all part of the events lineup.

Also included in the conference are "Essentials for an Effective Scene," "Crowdfunding Your Indie Film," a special writers' room roundtable, and specific panels on writing spy movies, reboots and video games.

Check out the full-up lineup of conferences and panelists for the Austin Film Festival here.

Aside from Lindelof and Rossio, some of the other impressive newly confirmed panelists include:

• Kent Alterman, Head of Original Programming and Production for Comedy Central

• Shane Black, writer/director IRON MAN 3, KISS KISS BANG BANG, writer
THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, LETHAL WEAPON

• Paul Feig, director BRIDESMAIDS, The Office, Arrested Development,
creator Freaks and Geeks, writer/director I AM DAVID

• Sacha Gervasi, director HITCHCOCK, writer/director MY DINNER WITH
HERVE, ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL, writer THE TERMINAL

• Kari Lizer, creator/ep The New Adventures of Old Christine,
writer/ep Will & Grace

• Nancy Pimental, writer Shameless, South Park

• Elizabeth Sarnoff, writer/ep Lost, Alcatraz, Deadwood

• Paul Simms, writer The Flight of the Conchords, NewsRadio, The Larry
Sanders Show, Late Night with David Letterman

• Juliet Snowden & Stiles White, writers THE POSSESSION, KNOWING, BOOGEYMAN

• Rob Thomas, creator/writer Veronica Mars, Cupid, Party Down, writer
Dawson’s Creek

• James Vanderbilt, writer ZODIAC, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, THE RUNDOWN

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.