2021 Atlanta Film Festival

CREATIVE CONFERENCE | Writing Movies for Television

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Atlanta's Topher Payne is well known as an award-winning playwright, director, and actor. He began writing for television in 2016, and has scripted five films that were produced for The Hallmark Channel. We delve into how he got his first agent and screenwriting gig, what doors that may have opened, what he learned about working in television and for Hallmark specifically, and what's next for his film and television career.

Moderated by Theater Writer and Director, and Film and TV Actress Suehyla El-Attar - The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, Tomorrow's Monsters, Hillbilly Elegy, Greenland, Stargirl

Panelist: Playwright, Director, Actor, Screenwriter Topher Payne - Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2, Rome in Love, A Gift for Christmas, Broadcasting Christmas, My Summer Prince

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