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Phone: 518 442-5620, e-mail: writers@albany.edu, website: http://nyswritersinstitute.org/

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SCHEDULE listed by venue (time and venues subject to change)

Campus Center West

Auditorium

10:30AM-11:30AM

Workshop: A Writer’s Guide to Screenwriting for Hollywood

with 

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman & 

Christopher Schiller

12PM-12:45PM

Carol Swyer & Norman C. Berns
"A Place to Dance" presentation

1PM-3PM

THE SENTENCE 
Screening & Discussion with Rudy Valdez

3:15PM-4:15PM

Kasi Lemmons
(Conversation) 

4:30PM-5:30PM

Stephen Soucy & James Ivory
(Conversation)

5:45PM-6:45PM

Douglas A. Blackmon &

Samuel Pollard

(Conversation)

Campus Center West

Boardroom

10:30AM-11:30AM

Julie Casper Roth Workshop: How to Make a Compelling Documentary

 

12PM-12:45PM

Deepak Rauniyar
(Film clips & Conversation)

1:15PM-2:15PM

Youth FX Screening of short films

2:30PM-4PM

Documentary/Film Studies
Student Short Film Screenings

4:15PM-6:15PM

ASK THE SEXPERT

Screening & Discusssion
with Vaishali Sinha

Campus Center
Ballroom

12PM-1PM

Michael Mayer
(Conversation)

1:15PM-2:15PM

Yaddo Presents:
Jonathan Lethem (Conversation)

2:30PM-3:30PM

3:45PM-4:45PM

Rosie Perez & Eric Haze
(Conversation)

5PM-6PM

Darnell Martin (Conversation)

7PM-7:45PM

Awards Ceremony

8PM

Projection Mapping Display

VIP Reception

Campus Center West
Multi-Purpose Room

10:30AM-11:30AM

Youth FX Workshop with Bhawin Suchak

 

12PM-1PM

Stephan Talty (Conversation)

1:15PM-2:15PM

Jake Bernstein (Conversation) 

2:30PM-3:15PM

Glen Trotiner 
(Conversation)

3:30PM-4:30PM

Jacob R. Brackman
& William Kennedy
(Conversation)

4:45PM-5:45PM

Julie Casper Roth

Rooted Out: Behind the Scenes of a Documentary in Progress

6PM-6:45PM

Panel Discussion with

Shooting Upstate or
Alumni Filmmakers

Campus Center 

Assembly Hall

10:30AM-11:30AM

Film Albany Presentation/Workshop with Debby Goedeke
 

12PM-1:15PM

Disruptive Innovation in the Arts and Humanities Panel

1:30PM-2:30PM

Screenwriting with
Christopher SchillerJeanne Veillette Bowerman & Anastasia Traina

2:45PM-4PM

Films Shot in the Capital Region with Amy Biancolli

4:15PM-5:30PM

Critics Panel with Devika Girish & Alissa Wilkinson

5:45PM-6:45PM

Film Censorship with
Laura Wittern-Keller and Janet Braga (Archives Partnership Trust)

Lecture Center
Room 5

10:30AM-11:30AM

Magic Wig Productions Workshop

 

12PM-1PM

Owen Pataki and Jonathan Champagne present THE PIGEON

1:15PM-2:15PM

Ask Me Anything: Actor/Valerie Landsburg
(Student-focused Event) 

2:30PM-3:30PM

Micah Khan & Victoria Diana

How to make no-budget films, alienate your friends and frighten your parents

3:45PM-4:45PM

Mike Camoin: SCARED TO DEBT  / Tom Mercer BENEDICT ARNOLD, HERO BETRAYED

Film discussion 

5PM-6:30PM

LEE'S 88 KEYS

Screening & Discussion
with Susan Robbins

SCHEDULE listed by venue (continued) 

Lecture Center

Room 20

10:30AM-11:30AM

Glen Trotiner Workshop

Screenings of Short Film

Contest Finalists 

12PM-1:15PM

Documentary Short Films

 

1:30PM-2:30PM

Comedy Short Films

2:45PM-3:45PM

Experimental Short Films

4PM-5:30PM

Dramatic Short Films

Campus Center West
Great Hall

10AM-12PM

Networking

Opportunities 

 

Food Service

Available

 

Lecture Center

Concourse

10AM-12PM

Networking

Opportunities

Light Refreshments

Available

 

 

SCHEDULE listed by venue (continued) 

 

WORKSHOPS 10:30AM-11:30AM 

How to Break into Films

Lecture Center 21

Presented by award-winning comedian and actor Greg Aidala

The “Reel” Film Albany

Assembly Hall, Campus Center

Debby Goedeke, Albany County Film Commissioner.  

A Writer’s Guide to Screenwriting for Hollywood

Campus Center West Auditorium

Presenters:

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman

Christopher Schiller

A nuts and bolts discussion of how to best prepare your work for today’s realistic markets. It’ll go over what sets screenplays apart from other forms of writing, how to best construct your story through the lens of what Hollywood looks for and how to shape it into a professional contender. We’ll give you tools to make your story into an irresistible package ready for the world of film and television.

 

Better Than Fiction:
How to Make a Compelling Documentary

Campus Center West Boardroom

Julie Casper Roth is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and educator. 

"Why Invest in the Arts: Key ingredients to a regional renaissance " Panel/Workshop

Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center

With moderator Mike Camoin and panelists 
Valerie Landsburg
Chet Opalka
Joe Ventura

Workshop with Magic Wig Productions 

With Justin Maine

Workshop with Theodore Bouloukos 
Lecture Center 6

Presented by New York-based actor Theodore Bouloukos

Workshop with Glen Trotiner

Lecture Center 20

Presented by UAlbany alumnus and film producer Glen Trotiner

Workshop with Youth FX: Keeping It Reel
Campus Center West Multi-Purpose Room

Filmmakers and program directors from Youth FX talk about the trajectory of the Albany-based organization, while offering insights and strategies for young filmmakers looking to break into the film world. 

More on Youth FX co-founder Bhawin Suchak