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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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    •    Simon Kinberg, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, THIS MEANS WAR, SHERLOCK HOLMES, MR. & MRS. SMITH, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND
    •    Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein, THE VOW, VALENTINE’S DAY, HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU, NEVER BEEN KISSED
    •    Max Landis, CHRONICLE, GOOD TIME GANG
    •    Alex Litvak, PREDATORS, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, FIVE AGAINST THE BULLET
    •    Jeff Lowell, Just Shoot Me!, Spin City, HOTEL FOR DOGS, OVER HER DEAD BODY
    •    Jenny Lumet, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
    •    Craig Mazin, IDENTITY THEFT, TURKEYS, THE HANGOVER PART II, SCARY MOVIE 3 & 4
    •    Ashley Miller, THOR, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, Fringe, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Andromeda
    •    Peter Murrieta, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Hope & Faith, Greetings from Tucson
    •    Marti Noxon, FRIGHT NIGHT, I AM NUMBER FOUR, writer/producer Glee, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy
    •    Zak Penn, LAST ACTION HERO, ELEKTRA, X2, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND; creator of SyFy series Alphas
    •    Daniel Petrie, Jr., Combat Hospital, BEVERLY HILLS COP, THE BIG EASY, SHOOT TO KILL
    •    Scott Rosenberg, GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS, CON AIR, HIGH FIDELITY, BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
    •    Philip Rosenthal, EXPORTING RAYMOND, Everybody Loves Raymond, Coach, Down the Shore
    •    Terry Rossio, SHREK, DÉJÀ VU, THE MASK OF ZORRO, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise
    •    Liz Tigelaar, Life Unexpected, writer/producer Brothers & Sisters, American Dreams, Once and Again
    •    Ric Roman Waugh, EVEL (2014), SNITCH, FELON
    •    Hilary Winston, Happy Endings, Community, My Name is Earl
    •    Stu Zicherman, A.C.O.D, Fables, Lights Out, Six Degrees, ELEKTRA, 2000 AD

Agents, Executives, Managers & Producers
    •    Elizabeth Avellán, producer SIN CITY, MACHETE, PREDATORS, SHORTS, GRINDHOUSE
    •    Garrett Basch, Film Rites
    •    David Boxerbaum, Paradigm Agency
    •    Dave Brown, Artist International
    •    Bryan Brucks, Brucks Entertainment
    •    Lindsay Doran, producer STRANGER THAN FICTION, NANNY MCPHEE, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
    •    Rick Dugdale, Enderby Entertainment
    •    Tai Duncan, Paul Schiff Productions
    •    Rebecca Ewing, United Talent Agency
    •    Lisa Fragner, Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios, Inc.
    •    Jane Francis, Fox 21
    •    Matthew Gross, Gross Entertainment
    •    Barry Josephson, Josephson Entertainment
    •    Jessica Julius, Disney Animation
    •    Kris Meyer, producer PLIMPTON!, HALL PASS, THE HEARTBREAK KID, FEVER PITCH, STUCK ON YOU, SHALLOW HAL
    •    Gayla Nethercott, Nethercott Agency
    •    Ryan Saul, APA
    •    Joyce San Pedro, Alex Siskin and with Escape Artists at Sony
    •    Matt Summers, 821 Entertainment
    •    Mark Vahradian, di Bonaventura Pictures
    •    Alexander Young, Josephson Entertainment

For more about the festival visit Austin Film Festival here.
 

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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.