Keynote Speaker

Meg LeFauveMeg LeFauve

Nominated for an Oscar, and one of this year’s Variety’s Screenwriters To Watch, Meg LeFauve was a screenwriter on the blockbuster INSIDE OUT as well as Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR. LeFauve is currently writing on several projects including Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel with Nicole Pearlman, and a film for Tina Fey at Disney. She is also writing and producing the adaptation of the classic book My Father’s Dragon with Cartoon Saloon.

As a writer, LeFauve has written scripts for Studios as well as independent films and participated in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab with John Morgan for their project The Cavanaughs.

LeFauve began her film career as a producer and President of Egg Pictures, Jodie Foster’s film company. During that time, LeFauve produced films which were nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and was awarded a Peabody for Jane Anderson’s Showtime film, The Baby Dance. LeFauve also produced The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys for Egg Pictures. Starring Kieran Culkin, Jodie Foster and Vincent D’Onofrio, the film opened to rave reviews and won the 2003 IFP Spirit Award for Best First Feature.

LeFauve was a mentor at Meryl Streep’s writer’s lab, and is currently a consultant to Screen New South Wales, Screen Australia, and Film Victoria. She has also mentored at the Sundance Creative Producer Lab and is a Board Member and returning participant at CineStory Script Sessions. LeFauve has taught at AFI and served as co-chair of the Graduate Producers Program at UCLA’s School of Film and Television, where she taught master level story and development classes for over seven years.

Raised in Warren, OH, LeFauve graduated from the Syracuse University Newhouse School and currently lives in Studio City, CA with her husband and two sons.