JILL CHAMBERLAIN is Founding Director of The Screenplay Workshop, Austin’s only dedicated screenwriting program. Jill is also a professional screenwriter and script doctor whose work has been seen in theaters across the U.S. and on three continents. As a screenwriting coach, story consultant and instructor, she’s helped hundreds of writers find the best trajectory for their story ideas and given them the tools they need to fully execute professional screenplays. Jill is also an award-winning filmmaker. Her documentary Living on Borrowed Time, about the trap of low introductory rate credit cards, won Best DV Documentary at the Long Island Film Festival. Jill studied in the MFA film program at Columbia University, where she also received her undergraduate degree in English
As a film reporter, Victor covers everything from local productions to Hollywood blockbusters and specialty films that populate Austin’s art houses. He’s also News 8’s film critic and Austin’s only member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. In 2009, Victor was honored by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters for his specialty beat covering the film industry. Victor joined News 8 Austin in January 2002 and has also served as an assignment editor, producer and photographer.
Armando’s expertise lies in community & civic engagement, social innovation, strategic planning, collaborations, program management and new business development. Previously the Programs & Events Manager, Volunteer Center at United Way of the Capital Area, he created the United Way Film Series in collaboration with KLRU. Armando is now the VP of Engagement at Cultural Strategies Inc., a Hispanic-centric communications and marketing consulting firm.