Known as “the guru of rom-com” for his bestselling screenwriting textbook, Writing the Romantic Comedy, Billy’s first novel Imagine Me and You was published by Random House in 2008. He currently works as both a private script consultant and a story analyst at Universal Pictures, while teaching at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and at seminars here and abroad.
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Barbara Mudge began her career in domestic theatrical distribution booking drive-in theatres, before entering the international field at the Cannon Group and continuing at New World Communications as Managing Director. Ms. Mudge moved to 20th Century Fox as Vice President of Sales, where she created New World’s International Home Video Specialty Label. She founded her own sales agency in 1998 which has represented several notable libraries, including Universal Studios affiliate Studio USA, Andrew Stevens/Don Kushner’s Focal Point Releasing, and World Wide Pictures from the Billy Graham Evangelical Organization. Mudge’s television and film experience including licensing Palme d’Or winner A CRY IN THE DARK, Oscar winner THE ASSAULT, SPIDER-MAN the Fox series, PBS mini-series COURAGE, NEW HAMPSHIRE and the acclaimed TRADE OF INNOCENTS. Mudge currently offers a full library of Faith-content and Family genre product through Worldwide Faith Entertainment On Demand, LLC.
Lucy Mukerjee-Brown is the Director of Programming at Outfest where she oversees three LGBTQ film festivals and various year-round educational programs dedicated to increasing the visibility of the queer community.
Since moving to the US from the UK in 2003, Lucy has produced two dozen theatrical feature films, mostly for Lionsgate and Warner Bros. In her spare time, she screens for Sundance and the Women In Film Finishing Fund, as well as curating the LGBT film selections for the Prishtina Kosovo Film Festival.
Lucy’s most recent film Jack Of The Red Hearts was released nationwide in 2016 by AMC. She is a two-time Film Independent fellow, and a member of BAFTA and the Producers Guild of America