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Thursday, August 28 • 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Books to Film — panel discussion with literary agent, publisher, and writers

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Learn how to acquire rights to intellectual property and how writers work with agents, publishers, and filmmakers when their book gets adapted. Literary agent Fiona Kenshole worked with Portland-based Laika acquiring and adapting books and original scripts into movies, including CORALINE and PARANORMAN. She'll moderate a panel discussion with Blake Nelson (PARANOID PARK), Whitney Otto (HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT), Randall Jahnson (THE DOORS), Arthur Bradford (SIX DAYS TO AIR), and James Lucas Jones (ONI PRESS).


Fiona Kenshole

Fiona Kenshole lives in Portland, Oregon and works as a literary agent with Transatlantic Agency. In 2004, she became Vice President of Development Acquisition at Laika Inc. creating a development slate of new projects for the animation studio. Fiona has worked with major directors... Read More →


Arthur Bradford

Arthur Bradford is an O Henry Award winning writer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker. His first book, Dogwalker, was published by Knopf and Vintage paperback in 2002, and has been translated into ten languages. In 2012 McSweeney's published Benny's Brigade, a children's book. Bradford's... Read More →

Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson is an American writer, director and producer. His works include Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, and episodes of the HBO TV series Tales from the Crypt. Jahnson also directed music videos for Stan Ridgway, Henry Rollins, Black Flag, and Minutemen... Read More →

James Lucas Jones

James Lucas Jones is editor in chief at Portland-based publisher Oni Press. In his 14 years in the comic industry he has worked with a variety of creative heavyweights including Bryan Lee O'Malley, Greg Rucka, Stephen Colbert, Yo Gabba Gabba's Christian Jacobs & Scott Schultz... Read More →

Blake Nelson

Blake Nelson is the author of many acclaimed books for adults and young adults.  His novel PARANOID PARK was made into a film by Gus Van Sant, which won a special 60th anniversary prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.  His first novel GIRL was made into a feature film starring... Read More →

Whitney Otto

Whitney Otto is the author of five novels, including How To Make an American Quilt, a New York Times Best Seller adapted into a feature film produced by Steven Spielberg. Now You See Her was nominated for an Oregon Book Award, and optioned for film. The Passion Dream Book was a Los... Read More →

Thursday August 28, 2014 7:30pm - 8:45pm PDT
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209

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