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Characters are the emotional anchor for all great stories. No matter how intricate your plot design, well-developed characters are integral for engaging your audience and encouraging them to invest in your story’s journey. This panel will explore the tools for writing effective characters and why character building is so vital to the success of a screenplay

John Lee Hancock (writer/director The Alamo, The Blind Side; director The Highway Men, The Rookie, Saving Mr. Banks, The Founder; writer A Perfect World, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil ), Brian Helgeland (writer/director Legend, 42, A Knight’s Tale, Payback; writer L.A Confidential, Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 123, Conspiracy Theory, Green Zone, Blood Work, Mystic River, Spenser Confidential), Robin Swicord (writer When They See Us, Little Women, Memoirs of a Geisha, Practical Magic, Matilda; writer/director The Jane Austen Book Club, Wakefield)