Austin Film Festival’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2017, Presented by MovieMaker

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Henry Jones

Who: Writer of both films and video games whose script Static took home the Drama, Sci-fi and Enderby Entertainment Awards at AFF 2016.

What are some of the biggest lessons you’ve learned?

If you work with producers, directors and executives who have the same taste as you do, it’ll work out, because you’re all trying to find the same kind of story. If you work with people who have tastes that don’t align with yours… it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

What are you working on right now?

Writing a feature with fellow up-and-comer Matthew Dixon, set inside a nuclear missile launch control center at the end of World War III. Finishing post on a proof-of-concept for an indie romance I wrote and am directing, in the vein of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Who are some of your favorite screenwriters?

John Milius, David Milch, Charlie Kaufman, Lawrence Kasdan, David Kelly, John Hughes.

Directory

1. Jono Matt and Glen Powell 2. Ryan Piers Williams 3. Etta Devine and Gabriel Diani 4. Lena Khan 5. Trey Selman 6. Tracy Oliver 7. Justin Lader and Charlie McDowell 8. Clint Bentley and Greg Kwedar 9. Damir Konjicija and Dario Konjicija 10. Juanjo Moscardó Rius 11. Ben Snyder and Ari Issler 12. Kyle Bugg 13. Jimmy Mosqueda 14. Michael Noonan 15. Geeta Malik 16. Josh Barkey 17. Nicholas Verso 18. Minhal Baig 19. Henry Jones 20. Kevin Arbouet 21. Megan Park 22. Wes Brown 23. Louisiana Kreutz 24. Kate Nowlin 25. Elizabeth Guest

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1 Comment

  1. Bruce Spencer

    April 24, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Conspicuous by their absence are such stellar screenplay writers as Buck Henry (“The Graduate”), Robert Downey, Sr. (“Putney Swope”), Penny Lane (Nuts”)and Ben and Dan Barnz.

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