2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Meet the Insiders: Anne Thompson & Dean Silvers

Meet the Insiders offers an inside track on the industry with Dean Silvers, author of the new book "Secrets of Breaking into the Film & TV Business" and Anne Thompson, creator of the popular blog "Thompson on Hollywood" on Indiewire. This is an open forum to ask these insiders anything.



Holly Herrick

Assoc Artistic Dir

Austin Film Society


Dean Silvers


Dean Silvers Associates

Dean Silvers, JD, MS, PhD, is an award-winning director, producer, and writer of many successful feature films, television shows, short films, and commercials. He has produced numerous acclaimed films, including Flirting with Disaster and Spanking the Monkey, which have made millions of dollars worldwide and starred such actors as Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, and many others.
He has worked with such distinguished directors as Academy Award® Nominee David O. Russell, James Mangold, Stephen Chbosky, Academy Award® Nominee Bob Balaban, Academy Award® Winner Juan Jose Campanella and has produced several films with Academy Award® Winners Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein. His films have played at the most prestigious festivals in the world, including Cannes, Toronto and Sundance.
Dean Silvers will be producing and directing a new feature film in April 2014, and HarperCollins/William Morrow and Company is releasing his new book "Secrets of Breaking into the Film & TV Business" on March 4th 2014. He lives in New York City.

Anne Thompson


Thompson on Hollywood/Indiewire

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