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The Word and the Story

2:00pm-4:00pm (Aster Cafe River Room)

The measure of a good screenwriter lies in the creation of a compelling story. But the power of a great screenwriter is the ability to inspire vision and emotion within the minds and hearts of those charged with turning their sentences into compelling images and engaging performances.

Today, the writer must produce exceptional and original products not only for all genres and lengths, but for the increasingly varied outlets of distribution. During this conversation, panelists will share their expertise, experiences and suggestions for those aspiring to the field.


  • Moderator: Beth Pacunas, Screenwriter
  • Susan Marks, Screenwriter
  • Shawn Otto, Screenwriter
  • Thomas Pope, Screenwriter
  • Ken Rance, Screenwriter