37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

A Conversation with Vince Gilligan and Mark Johnson


Vince Gilligan, the creator of Emmy Award-winning series Breaking Bad and its current sequel Better Call Saul, will come together with his producing partner on the two series Mark Johnson to discuss their record-breaking collaboration. It’s a collaboration that began at the inaugural Virginia Film Festival in 1989, where Johnson presented Gilligan with the Governor’s Screenwriting Award for his script for Home Fries, which went on to star Drew Barrymore. The conversation will be moderated by UVA English professor WIlliam Little, who teaches an annual course on Breaking Bad. Preceded by announcement of the three winners of the 2020 Virginia Screenwriting Awards. Announcement made by Andy Edmunds (director of the Virginia Film Office and VAFF board member). To connect with the screenwriters, please visit the Virginia Film Office.

Supported by Virginia Film Office


Wednesday, October 21


10:00 AM


Virtual Discussion