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Friday, March 13


Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles Session

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Elizabeth Buckley

Producer/Media Consultant, Ain't It Cool News
With a passion for storytelling, Peabody and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth (Betty) Buckley brings her diverse background in film, television, new media, and sales to her current role of producer and media consultant. A background rooted in television commercials informed... Read More →

Jaime Gallagher

Producer, Ain't It Cool Productions
Jaime Gallagher is a producer, actress and casting director. In 2014, she produced the avant-garde horror short film, "Not Well," starring Erin Cummings and, "King Ripple," starring Keith Stanfield. Jaime was also a co-producer on the psychological horror short, "Kadence," and enjoyed... Read More →

Brett Hart

Dir/Producer, Ain't It Cool Productions
Emmy Award-winning writer/director Brett A. Hart started his journey making films as early as 11 years old. By high school, he had already found his mentor in director Richard Franklin, Psycho II/Cloak & Dagger, and was quickly taken under his wing and taught the mechanics of feature... Read More →

Harry Knowles

Actor/Producer, Ain't It Cool Productions
In February of 1996, Knowles launched the website, www.aintitcool.com, which would eventually become the one and only, "Ain't It Cool News." Due to the enormous popularity of the website, Harry has been sought after by countless mainstream media, including magazines, newspapers and... Read More →

Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center
Saturday, March 14


How 'High Maintenance' is Redefining Storytelling

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Katja Blichfeld

Creator, High Maintenance
Katja is the Executive Producer, Writer and Director of High Maintenance. She was previously a casting director and has won an Emmy for her work on the critically-acclaimed series 30 Rock. In addition, she has cast on major motion pictures, as well as numerous network television series... Read More →
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Eric Kohn

Chief Film Critic/Deputy Editor, Indiewire
Eric Kohn is the deputy editor and chief film critic for Indiewire.com, where he has worked since 2007. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Filmmaker, Variety and various other publications. At Indiewire, Kohn also manages the site's Criticwire Network. He is the editor... Read More →

Emily Nussbaum

Television Critic, The New Yorker
Nussbaum is a Television Critic for The New Yorker and can be reached via e-mail.
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Ben Sinclair

Creators, High Maintenance
Ben (Executive Producer, Writer, Director) is an actor and editor, both of which he does for High Maintenance. In addition, he has made several short videos and commercials. Originally training extensively in theatre at Oberlin College, Williamstown Theater Festival, and the Moscow... Read More →
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Kerry Trainor

CEO, Vimeo
Kerry Trainor is the Chief Executive Officer of Vimeo. In this capacity he is responsible for the strategy, oversight, and development of Vimeo’s business.

Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Austin Suite Austin Convention Center
Monday, March 16


Creating the Shows That We Like


Will Forte

Actor/Producer, Fox Broadcasting Company

Eugene Hernandez

Deputy Dir, Film Society of Lincoln Center

Phil Lord

Filmmaker, Fox Broadcasting Company

Christopher Miller

Fox Broadcasting Company
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John Ridley

Filmmaker, American Crime
Novelist John Ridley is known for his work in literature, television and film. Currently, Ridley's ABC series American Crime is currently airing. All Is By My Side, an innovative biopic about Jimi Hendrix that he wrote and directed was released in the fall of 2014. His script for... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center


Should You Develop Your Film Into a TV Series?

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Sarah-Violet Bliss

Writer/Dir, Fort Tilden
SARAH-VIOLET BLISS is a filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY who has written and directed a number of award-winning films including features, shorts and webisodes.
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Hannah Fidell

6 Years
Hannah Fidell's first feature film, A TEACHER, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. That same year, Fidell was awarded the Chicken and Egg Emerging Narrative Female Director award at SXSW. She is currently in preproduction on her next feature film and is developing A TEACHER... Read More →
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Katie Krentz

Development Executive, Cartoon Network
Katie Krentz is director of comedy animation for Cartoon Network. In this role, Krentz is responsible for developing and producing animated comedies for Cartoon Network. Her most recent projects include Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, and the upcoming We Bare Bears and Cartoon... Read More →
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Julia Pott

Animation Dir, 6 Years
Julia Pott is a British animation director living in LA. Her films have screened at over 100 festivals worldwide including Sundance, with awards from festivals such as AFI, San Francisco and Clermont Ferrand.

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd