LOS ANGELES, OCT. 22 – As part of its “Scribble to Screen” program at the Austin Film Festival this weekend, the Writers Guild Foundation will preview “Dawn of the Peck,” the upcoming Thanksgiving episode of the fifth season of BOB’S BURGERS, several weeks before the episode of the Fox animated series airs on television.
The episode’s writers, Lizzie Molyneux and Wendy Molyneux, join the Foundation to discuss the creation of the episode, modeled after horror and action films of 1970s through the 1990s. In addition to early script outlines, table-read drafts and lists of potential jokes, they and the WGF will screen early animation tests of the episode, as well as a nearly-final version of its first act.
The “Scribble to Screen” series spotlights the writing process that brings movies and television shows to the screen, aided by the materials generated during that process – such as early drafts, outlines, handwritten notes, character sketches and studio memos.
This is the WGF’s second year bringing the series to the Austin Film Festival.
“Writing for an animated series is a different animal,” said Katie Buckland, Executive Director of the WGF. “Our task is to preserve and explore every aspect of the craft of writing for the screen, and this interview and display will provide both fans and emerging writers alike with a window into the process.”
The interview will take place at 12:30pm in the Citadel Room of the Driskill Hotel at the Austin Film Festival. Click here for more details.