Screenwriters in spotlight at Austin Film Festival
Only at the Austin Film Festival do screenwriters stride the red carpet, facing a battery of cameras and microphones usually reserved for A-list onscreen stars.
Outside the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, for a headliner screening for the Austin Film Festival, press and paparazzi pushed forward to view the likes of Bill Broyles, Al Reinart, Ron Howard and Capt. Jim Lovell, all involved with "Apollo 13." Howard and crew introduced the movie to a packed house.
"Apollo 13" director Howard said: "I haven't been to that many festivals. I go to a couple of big ones that serve as film markets around the world. This one is really about creativity, about trying to help people find their voice. You sense it. There's a spirit of camaraderie that's palpable. And it's fun. ('Apollo 13') has always been a crowd pleaser. We tried to tell a compelling, dramatic story, but also tell what it was really like to go to the moon during the Apollo era."
— Michael Barnes