The Virginia Film Festival is featuring special (and FREE) industry panels that feature some truly noteworthy speakers (including an Oscar-winner) and cover screenwriting, storytelling, and getting your career in film off the ground.
SATURDAY 10 AM
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN—SCREENWRITER’S PANEL
Oscar-winning Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) discuss the art and craft of writing for the big screen.
SATURDAY 12 PM
THE POWER OF MEDIA, STORYTELLING, AND THE MUPPETS OF SESAME STREET
Featuring Sesame Workshop President Sherrie Westin, this session will examine how Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind Sesame Street, uses the power of media, Muppets, and storytelling to provide early learning for young children
SATURDAY 2 PM
MAKING IT – FILM INDUSTRY CAREER PANEL
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jamie Sisley (Stay Awake), Emmy and two-time Peabody Award-winning documentarian Erin Bernhardt (Refuge), and TV writer Lyle Friedman (Wrecked, Younger) share their personal journeys, along the way giving insight into what a modern career in the entertainment business looks like.
SUNDAY 11 AM
HOT OFF THE PRESSES: NEW BOOKS ON CINEMA FROM UVA PROFESSORS
Three UVA professors with newly published books on international cinema share short presentations about their scholarship.
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