#31 - Kay Tuxford - Screenwriter, Producer, Lecturer, Austin Film Festival Reader

Kay offers advice on screenwriting, contests, and more.

Screenwriter Kay Tuxford chats with Angel and Leah about her work and experiences in the film industry. They discuss her career transition from science to screenwriting, the reading and judging process at the Austin Film Festival, how to avoid common tropes, how to visualize and write compelling scenes, effective contest strategies for exposure, and more.

About Kay Tuxford

KAY TUXFORD is a fearless bisexual, in a 10-year-plus throuple, who writes angry smart women distrustful of society (for good reason) – but, of course, need connection with fellow human beings to make this world worthwhile. Kay is the writer of THE MISEDUCATION OF BINDU executive produced by the Duplass Brothers currently on PEACOCKTV and TUBI. She is a 2x Nicholl Semi-Finalist, a Script Pipeline TV winner, a WIF X Blacklist Episodic Lab Semi-Finalist, and a TV pilot she once wrote earned her a handshake from Ari Emanuel in an elevator. Kay graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Biology before transitioning from STEM nerd to film nerd. She teaches screenwriting at Chapman University and is loved by her kids, wife, husband, and probably just tolerated by her cat.

Also, she says we can mention she read for Austin film festival this year and has been a contest reader for over a decade.

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