Curb Your Zombieland, Girls: Nashville Screenwriters Conference Announces Panelists

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Everybody in the film and TV industry wants to direct. What's really needed is people who want to write, and who want to learn what mistakes and shortcuts to avoid that will help them write well. It's for them that the 15th annual Nashville Screenwriters Conference takes place May 31-June 2 at Union Station Hotel.

The conference hasn't yet released its full schedule and roster of panels. But the NSC just unveiled a preliminary list of panelists — a group whose credits include Girls, South Park, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Blind Side, Identity Thief, New Girl, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pitch Perfect, Zombieland, The Devil Wears Prada and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to name just a few.

More will be announced soon. In the meantime, registration is now open, with prices ranging from $55 for students to the standard $110 for the entire weekend. (Some panels and events, such as music supervisor Anastasia Brown's annual luncheon, require an extra fee.) Below, a list of scheduled guests so far from the NSC release:

- Alec Berg (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Dictator)
- Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda, King of the Hill)
- Anastasia Brown (GCB, August Rush, Footloose, Taken)
- Aaron Gingrich (Hole in the Wall, The Fallouts, The Very, Very Special Show)
- Bob Gordon (Galaxy Quest, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Men in Black 2)
- Phil Hay (Clash of the Titans, crazy/beautiful, Aeon Flux)
- Rita Hsiao (Mulan, Toy Story 2, The Wonder Years)
- Jenji Kohan (Weeds, The Stones, Tough Trade)
- Jeff Lowell (John Tucker Must Die, Over Her Dead Body & Hotel for Dogs)
- Craig Mazin (Identity Thief, Hangover Part 2, Scary Movie 4)
- Julia Michels (Pitch Perfect, The Devil Wears Prada, The Blind Side)
- Marti Noxon (I am Number Four, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
- Nancy Pimental (South Park, The Sweetest Thing, Shameless)
- Manish Raval (Girls, New Girl, Bad Teacher)
- Rhett Reese (Zombieland, G.I. Joe: Retaliation)
- Alicen Schneider (Royal Pains, Heroes, Crossing Jordan)
- Malcolm Spellman (Our Family Wedding, Balls Out, Hot Wheels)
- Tim Talbott (South Park,The Stanford Prison Experiment, Common Law)
- Victoria Ullman (Leverage, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Avocado)

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