9:30-11:30 a.m.: Writing for Television. Moderator: Michael Berlin (Beauty and the Beast, Cagney and Lacey, Miami Vice, Hercules, Quantum Leap, Murder She Wrote). Panelists: Bobby Moresco* (Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Falcone, Millennium); Brian Lane (Matlock, MacGyver, In the House); Tom Blomquist, (The A-Team, Walker: Texas Ranger, Quantum Leap, Politically Incorrect); Nancy Sackett, (The Ring, Missing Children: A Mother's Story, Skyward)

Noon-2 p.m.: Screenwriting. Moderator: Michael Berlin. Panelists: Jeff Arch (Sleepless in Seattle, Iron Will, Complete Guide to Guys); Bill Kelly (Blast from the Past, Enchanted); David McKenna, (Blow, American History X, S.W.A.T., Get Carter); Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Nutty Professor I N II); Gavin Scott* (Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island, Small Soldiers, The Borrowers, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles); David S. Ward (The Sting, Sleepless in Seattle, Major League, Down Periscope, King Ralph)

2:30-4:30 p.m. The Art of Adaptation. Moderator: Michael Berlin. Panelists: Robert Young* (Human Error, Extremities, Short Eyes, Nothing But a Man); Pam Wallace (Witness, If These Walls Could Talk, Straight From the Heart); Bryce Zabel (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Mortal Kombat, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, former chair of the Academy of Television Arts N Sciences)


Noon-2 p.m.: Yale in Cinema Panel: Tales from the Yale Mafia: Leveraging Your Education in Hollywood. Moderator: Chad Troutwine (The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, I Love your Work, Northfolk); Gail Katz (The Perfect Storm, Bicentennial Man, Air Force One, In the Line of Fire, Mighty Joe Young); Bianca Levin (Entertainment attorney, Gang, Tyre, Ramer N Brown); Max Borenstein (screenwriter, The Art of Losing)

2:30-4 p.m.: Documentary Filmmaking. Moderator: TBA. Mel Stuart* (The Hobart Shakespeareans, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135; This Must be Belgium, Four Days in November, former president of the International Documentary Association); Carlene Cordova* (Ringers: Lord of the Fans); Jesse Acevedo* (Everything Blue)

*2005 NBFF participating filmmakers

Vision N Craft: The Art of Filmmaking seminar series is sponsored by the city of Newport Beach Arts Commission, presented free and open to the public. But limited seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. All seminars are presented at Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Dr., Newport Beach. More info: www.newportbeachfilmfest.com.

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