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Austin Film Festival Announces 2012 Conference Panelists

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 2, 2012 at 10:09AM

The Austin Film Festival & Conference continues its week-long exchange of ideas between industry icons and new visionaries with an impressive line-up of speakers and panelists for its 19th go-round, listed below.
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Austin Film Festival

The Austin Film Festival & Conference continues its week-long exchange of ideas between industry icons and new visionaries with an impressive line-up of speakers and panelists for its 19th go-round, listed below.

Writers & Filmmakers
    •    Dan Angel, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, Young Blades, Night Visions, Goosebumps
    •    John August, FRANKENWEENIE, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BIG FISH, CHARLIE'S ANGELS
    •    Alec Berg, THE DICTATOR, EUROTRIP, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Seinfeld
    •    Michael Brandt & Derek Haas, Chicago Fire, WANTED, THE DOUBLE, 3:10 TO YUMA, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS
    •    Aline Brosh McKenna, WE BOUGHT A ZOO, 27 DRESSES, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
    •    Billy Brown, The Haunting Hour, John Carpenter’s Body Bags, Night Visions, Goosebumps
    •    Scott Z. Burns, CONTAGION, THE INFORMANT, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
    •    Kell Cahoon, The Larry Sanders Show, Newsradio, Just Shoot Me, King of the Hill, Method and Red, Psych
    •    Etan Cohen, MEN IN BLACK III, TROPIC THUNDER, IDIOCRACY, King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-head
    •    Peter Craig, BAD BOYS 3, THE TOWN
    •    Evan Daugherty, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
    •    Pen Densham, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, MOLL FLANDERS, HOUDINI 
    •    Pamela Gray, writer CONVICTION, A WALK ON THE MOON, MUSIC OF THE HEART, Once and Again
    •    David Guggenheim, SAFE HOUSE
    •    Phil Hay, R.I.P.D. ‘13, CLASH OF THE TITANS, AEON FLUX, CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL
    •    Eric Heisserer, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (2010), FINAL DESTINATION 5, THE THING (2011)
    •    Brian Helgeland, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, MAN ON FIRE, MYSTIC RIVER, PAYBACK, A KNIGHT’S TALE
    •    Kyle Killen, Awake, Lonestar, THE BEAVER

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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.