All Conference Sessions will be at the Village Pointe Theatre
304 North 174th Street
All sessions will be in Theatre #15
All Conference Panelists are “scheduled to appear”

Saturday, March 10, 2018

9:30am – 10:15am – Documentary Panel
A conversation with visiting documentary filmmakers about their process.

10:30am – 11:15am – Filmmaker Panel
Attending (non-Nebraska) filmmaker’s Q&A panel.

11:30am – 12:30pm – The Moments That Mattered
A frank discussion about the moments, choices, and decisions that turned out to make a big difference in our filmmaking careers at every level along the way. With Pamela Ribon and Jason Headley.

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Filmmaking in Nebraska
An open panel discussion about filmmaking in Nebraska.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

12:00pm – 3:00pm – Writer’s Theatre
A live reading of selections from this year’s OFF screenplay finalists

Pamela Ribon is a screenwriter (Moana, Smurfs: The Lost Village), TV writer (Samantha Who?), comic book writer (SLAM!, Rick & Morty), author, and best-selling novelist. She’s currently co-writing Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. She was recently named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch and was a 2017 Film Independent Directing Lab Fellow. She has been a member of the Disney Animation StoryTrust since 2013. She was a writer and narration consultant on the DisneyNature documentary Bears. Her comedic memoir Notes to Boys (and Other Things I Shouldn’t Share in Public) was praised by NPR as “brain-breakingly funny.” Her first graphic novel, My Boyfriend is a Bear, (co-created with Cat Farris) will be released April 2018 from Oni Press. She’s been in comedy rooms for both network and cable television, and developed original series and features for ABC, ABC Family, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney Channel and 20th Century Fox Productions.

Jason Headley’s feature film, “A Bad Idea Gone Wrong,” won a Special Jury Prize at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award at the deadCenter Film Festival. Called “a talent to watch” by the Hollywood Reporter, Jason is currently writing an upcoming feature film for Pixar Animation Studios. His short films—including the viral videos “It’s Not About the Nail” and “F*ck That: An Honest Meditation”—have been featured at Banksy’s Dismaland, NBC’s TODAY Show, SundanceTV, the TED Conference, Vimeo Staff Picks, and film festivals far and wide. Jason has been a part of the IFP Narrative Labs, IFP Emerging Storytellers, and SFFILM FilmHouse. He’s also been commissioned by Heineken, Sony, and Chrysler to write, direct, and produce original short films. Fun fact: Jason is more handsome in real life than he is on camera, but he’s still not actually handsome.

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